Janet Morice: WW1 Letters Home

Posted on: Mon 21 Dec 2020

What happened when Peace Activist Mabel Gardner discovered her brother had voluntarily enlisted in the Australian Army to serve in World War One?  Well… it caused great disruption and division in the family.  

In recent years, Janet Morice  discovered letters between her Grandmother Mabel and Mabel’s brother Tom.  They were educated and eloquent people.  The letters are extremely interesting, giving a very intimate look into how war affected Australians during that very emotional time.

Interviewer Fiona White

Image: WW1 Troops and Australian nurses departing in the troopship HMAT Euripides, Melbourne May 1916 (AWM PB0381 copyright expired)

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