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Letters Home 1915-18 27th Battalion CO Walter Dollman Gallilpoli

Letters Home 1915-18 27th Battalion CO Walter Dollman Gallipoli


Letter's Home 1915-1916 Mitcham to Pozieres By Colonel Walter Dollman
edited by WJ and GH Dollman

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27th Battalion Commanding Officer War Letters


Colonel Walter Dollman VD was the Commanding Officer of the 27th Battalion from inception on the 15 March 1915 to his leaving the Battalion on the Western Front after the Pozieres Campaign.

Walter Dollman returned home to Australia, in late 1916, to a hero's welcome. While overseas he had taken many photographs especially on his outbound journey to Egypt, Gallipoli and then into France. While away he also wrote constantly to his wife Rose, as well is to his parents and friends. On receipt, many of these letters were transcribed by his daughter, Edith, into two volumes. Later Colonel Dollman was a co-author of the Blue and Brown Diamond, the official historic record of the 27th Battalion AIF in World War I. This book marries Colonel Dollman's formal Chronicle, The History of the 27th Battalion, with the personal narrative of its commander as told through his letters and photographs. Complimentary stories of other members of the 27th Battalion and their photographs have also been added.

The book is a valuable addition to the history of the 27th Battalion and the memory of its dear old commander Colonel Walter Dollman and indeed all of the men.

The creation of this book has been a life long ambition of two of Colonel Water Dollman's grand children, Walter and Guy Dollman.


The detailed narrative is complemented with over 60 period photographs from Colonel Walter Dollman's collection.

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Book Condition:
Outer Cover on Book:
Soft Cover
Total Pages:
Publication Date:
June 2020
1st edition new release
Dimensions in mm :
210 x 297 A4

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