1912-1953, English, Unpublished edition: Louis Willyama Avery. Avery, Louis Willyama, 1891-

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  • 2 cm.
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  • English

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Title
  • Louis Willyama Avery.
Creator
  • Avery, Louis Willyama, 1891-
Produced
  • 1912-1953.
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  • 2 cm.
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  • Papers of Louis Willyama Avery comprising a copy of his war diary, 16 October 1914 to 8 April 1918. The original diary was written on numbered pages 7-137 and may be incomplete. Also nine pages of correspondence, comprising copy of a letter to him from his father L..H.M. Avery of 13 July 1912 for his 21st birthday; copy of a typescript letter from Lieut.-Col. A.J. Bennett, D.S.O., Officer Commanding, 3rd Battalion A.I.F. to his father from Anzac dated 16 August 1915; copy of letter from Acting Headmaster, St Peter's College to his father, 27 March 1918; copy of his statement of Army service dated 14 February 1919; and summary of his life and career from his birth to July 1953 when he was due to retire from position as Workshops Engineer, Risdon, Tasmania; and a photograph of North Beach, Anzac. (Copy only)
Biography
  • Louis Willyama Avery was born on 15 July 1891 in Broken Hill, son of Louis Henry Mayers Avery and Mary McKie (married in Adelaide 24 June 1890). He was educated at the Central School, Broken Hill from 1897 and went to school in Dumfries, Scotland in 1900. He was Dux of South School, Broken Hill in 1906, then attended St Peter's College, Adelaide 1907-1908. From 1909 to 1913 he studied an Associate Engineering course at the S.A. School of Mines in Adelaide before working for the Sulphide Corporation in Broken Hill but was laid off after only a few months due to a coal strike. He enlisted in the 3rd Field Company Engineers, 1st Division A.I.F. in August 1914, served on Suez Canal defence, January to February 1915 before taking part in the Anzac landing in April that year. He served in France on the Somme and at Ypres, and did officer training in England in 1917 before returning to France in 1918, where he was awarded the Military Medal. After discharge from the Army in 1919 he started with E.Z.O., Melbourne as a draughtsman, then went to work in Tasmania as engineer at Risdon and Burnie. He retired in 1953.
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