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Maurice George Delpratt Correspondence

Maurice George Delpratt Correspondence 1915-1920

Maurice Delpratt (1886-1957) volunteered for the 5th Light Horse Regiment, and was taken prisoner by the Turks at Gallipoli on 28 June 1915. Delpratt remained a prisoner of war for the duration of the war, imprisoned mainly at Hadji-Kiri, near Belemedik, in the Taurus Mountains in Turkey where he worked on the construction of the Baghdad railway. Delpratt was released after the armistice in November 1918 and returned to Australia in July 1919. This collection contains letters and postcards he wrote to his family and friends while imprisoned. The collection is a testament to the work of the Red Cross, which ensured that his mail was sent and pay received.
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Letter dated 12 July 1915 from Maurice Delpratt to his family from Constantinople, confirming that he was now a prisoner of war, John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland, Acc. 28115/7
Undated postcard from Maurice Delpratt in Hadji-Kiri, Turkey, to his sister Nell (Mrs. F.L. White) in Queensland.

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