WWI Letter and 1914 Princess Mary Christmas Tin


WWI letter dated 18 January 1918 from HQ1st Military District and 1914 Princess Mary Christmas Tin.  The letter is addressed to 77 Pte J Martin Ellen Street Albion, Brisbane.  Pte Martin enlisted in the AIF on 5 October 1914 and embarked for overseas on 21 November 1914.  Service on Gallipoli with 1 AGH.  Then service in Egypt and France.  RTA 2 January 1919.  Princess Mary desired to make a gift to every person who was serving the the Allies in any part of the world on Christmas Day 1914.  Pte Martin received his gift via his Mother 3+ years later.

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