Historical information

The letter from the immigration and Labour Bureau revolves around J.W.Pierce getting his sons wife passage to Australia. The son is also J.W.Pierce No 261 21st Batt AIF who was in France. His wife’s name was Hazel whom he married in late 1916. James returned home in 1919, there is no records in his service documents as to his wife getting passage to Australia. This is George Frederick Pierces brother. George won the DCM. Refer Cat No 1891P for his service details, award and death.

Physical description

Letter on official letterhead, yellowed colour, printed in black, ref No 16/581, entries typed in black. At th top is a coat of Arms with “Department of Lands and Survey around the top.

Inscriptions & markings

“For Mr J.W. Pierce Sebastion Via Bendigo, 29th November 1916”