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James Bayly Watchorn Collection
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Somme 'message maps'

Small sections of maps of the Somme district, France, showing trenches, etc., with message forms on the back and a note (manuscript) on one: 'the sector attacked by 27th U.S.A. Division and 3rd Australian Division on 29 Sept. 18', and photographic copy of the 'Accroche Wood' sector.

James Bayly Watchorn

James Bayly Watchorn Collection

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC L11
  • Collection
  • 1918-1943

Collection consists of copies of letters of James Bayley Watchorn (1921-1943) written to his parents in Hobart while he was on active service with the R.A.A.F. The letters are exceptionally well written and reflect his feelings about his life as a fighter pilot and the people he met and include descriptions of the countries where he was stationed - Rhodesia where he trained, U.K. and West Africa - although he discreetly avoided reference to the war or his flying duties. He had been educated at Hutchins School and did the first year of his law course at Tasmania University before enlisting.
War souveniers, Somme 'message maps' 1918
Small sections of maps of the Somme district, France, showing trenches, etc, with message forms on the back and a note (ms.) on one: 'the sector attacked by 27th U.S.A Division and 3rd Australian Divisionn on 29 Sept. 18', and photographic copy of the Accroche Wood sector.

James Bayly Watchorn

Letters of J.B. Watchorn

Copies of letters of James Bayly Watchorn (1921-1943) written to his parents in Hobart while he was on active service with the R.A.A.F. The letters are exceptionally well written and reflect his feelings about his life as a fighter pilot and the people he met and include descriptions of the countries where he was stationed - Rhodesia where he trained, U.K. and West Africa - although he discreetly avoided reference to the war or his flying duties.

James Bayly Watchorn