Historical information

An brief account of the life of Colonel William Joynt VC, written according to the letterhead by Sir Alfred Kemsley, KBE, CMG, who was President of Melbourne Legacy 1932-33. Although the document was undated it was probably written in 1986 for the funeral of Colonel Joynt. (see also Cat. No. 01303). It gives a brief overview of Joynt's life and notes that Kemsley wrote the foreword to Joynt's autobiography, 'Breaking the road for the rest' (Melbourne: Hyland House 1979. ISBN 13: 9780908090129). Joynt also wrote of his war experiences in 'Saving the Channel Ports' (UK: Wren 1975. ISBN 13: 9780858852020).


Indication of the high esteem in which Colonel Joynt was held by Melbourne Legacy.

Physical description

2 typed photocopied sheets, one letterhead, black on white

Inscriptions & markings

Signed 'A.Kemsley'