WIDOW’S LET­TER

The Daily Examiner - - NEWS -

EX­CERPTS from a let­ter from Mary Ann Far­low to In­ter­na­tional Red Cross in Switzer­land on Jan­uary 6, 1919. She never re­mar­ried and died in 1963, aged 69.

Dear Sir,

I would be very grate­ful if you would give me any in­for­ma­tion re­gard­ing my hus­band No.2308. Trooper Harold Hamil­ton Far­low, 11th. Light Horse Regt: 4th. Light Horse Bri­gade, Aus­tralian Im­pe­rial Forces, who was re­ported to me as wounded & miss­ing on 1st.May 1918, & later as se­ri­ously wounded & be­lieved to be a Pris­oner in Turkey...

His wounds were dressed & when last seen he was con­scious & ra­tio­nal, his wa­ter bot­tle was full & the Am­bu­lance men were pre­par­ing to take him out of the trench to the Doc­tor.

He was 29 years of age, about 5 feet 7 or 8 inches tall, fair hair & blue eyes, broad built & very sturdy.

I have been send­ing let­ters to him C/O your com­mit­tee, & as none of them have been re­turned I am hop­ing they have been de­liv­ered... I am en­clos­ing a money or­der for 1 pounds to­wards de­fray­ing the ex­penses of the en­quiry. Yours faith­fully, Signed M.A.Far­low

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.