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Papers of Hannibal Lyne relating to his World War I service

Papers of Hannibal Lyne relating to his World War I service

Military Pass issued to No. 3473 2nd Corporal Hannibal Thomas Mitchell Lyne, 4th Squadron, Australian Flying Corps, for leave from 5 to 6 July 1919. Original pass is 10.3 x 19.3 cm.

Letter from Ross Smith in Egypt camp during World War I to his mother

Letter from Ross Smith in Egypt camp during World War I to his mother

A letter from Ross to his mother, Jessie Smith, from camp in Egypt during his active service in World War I. Includes brief accounts of various aerial operations taking place.

Letter from Ross Smith in World War I camp, Egypt, to his mother

Letter from Ross Smith in World War I camp, Egypt, to his mother

Letter from Ross to his mother, Jessie Smith, from camp in Egypt during his active service during World War I. Short note prior to deployment as an observer at Beersheba.

Letter from Ross Smith in World War I camp, Egypt, to his mother

Letter from Ross Smith in World War I camp, Egypt, to his mother

Letter from Ross to his mother, Jessie Smith, from camp in Egypt during his active service during World War I. Short note following deployment as an observer at Beersheba and prior to being deployed as first British airman to observe near Jerusalem and Jericho.

Letter from Ross Smith in World War I camp, Egypt, to his mother

Letter from Ross Smith in World War I camp, Egypt, to his mother

Letter from Ross to his mother, Jessie Smith, from camp in Egypt during his active service during World War I. Includes an account of his role as an air observer near Jerusalem and Jericho.

Letter from Ross Smith in World War I camp, Egypt, to his mother

Letter from Ross Smith in World War I camp, Egypt, to his mother

Letter from Ross to his mother, Jessie Smith, from camp in Egypt during his active service during World War I. Includes brief accounts of air bombing raids at Beersheeba and observing runs up to Jaffa.

Letter from Ross Smith in World War I camp, Egypt, to his mother

Letter from Ross Smith in World War I camp, Egypt, to his mother

Letter from Ross to his mother, Jessie Smith, from camp in Egypt during his active service during World War I. Includes accounts of everyday happenings, moonlit flight observation runs, and holding up a locomotive using his aeroplane.

Letters from Ross Smith in World War I camp, Egypt, to his mother

Letters from Ross Smith in World War I camp, Egypt, to his mother

Two letters from Ross to his mother, Jessie Smith, from camp in Egypt during his active service during World War I.

Letter from Ross Smith in World War I camp, Egypt, to his mother

Letter from Ross Smith in World War I camp, Egypt, to his mother

Letter from Ross to his mother, Jessie Smith, from camp in Egypt during his active service during World War I. Includes mention of all day flying and heavy fighting, along with being awarded a Miltary Cross for a 'landing stunt'.

Letter from Ross Smith in World War I camp, Egypt, to his mother

Letter from Ross Smith in World War I camp, Egypt, to his mother

Letter from Ross to his mother, Jessie Smith, from camp in Egypt during his active service during World War I. Includes brief accounts flight missions and upscaling of fighting, including an attack on Gaza, and movement of the Squadron aerodrome to border of Egypt and Syria.

Letter from Ross Smith during World War I, Syria, to his mother

Letter from Ross Smith during World War I, Syria, to his mother

Letter from Ross to his mother, Jessie Smith, during his active service during World War I. Written from a landing ground behind the lines in Syria, with mentions of the camp being bombed and plans for a second attack on Gaza, mid air fights and general happenings.

Letter from Ross Smith during World War I, Syria, to his mother

Letter from Ross Smith during World War I, Syria, to his mother

Letter from Ross to his mother, Jessie Smith, during his active service during World War I in Syria. Written from a landing ground behind the lines, with accounts of the fighting in the air and on the ground along a 16 mile front. Mention of leaving that night for Cairo.

Letter from Ross Smith during World War I to his mother, Abbassia, Cairo

Letter from Ross Smith during World War I to his mother, Abbassia, Cairo

Letter from Ross to his mother, Jessie Smith, during his active service during World War I. Written during a three week technical course at No.3 School of Military Aeronautics, Abbassia, Cairo. Mentions finishing flight school course, duty the following day in Ishmalia, brief accounts of colleagues flight missions, and a letter from Keith.

Letter from Ross Smith during World War I to his mother, Palestine

Letter from Ross Smith during World War I to his mother, Palestine

Letter from Ross to his mother, Jessie Smith, during his active service during World War I. Written in Palestine. Includes a brief account of a flying mission over the enemy aerodrome at Jenin, flying patrols with co-pilot and a wingman aircraft, patrols over Jericho, a air borne chase and gun fight, engine failure at 10,000 feet over the Judean Hills behind enemy lines and a consequent side-slip landing and retrieval of the aircraft. Mentions a successful attack by the Light Horse in the Jordon Valley in early July and an amusing story relating to the 3rd Light Horse.

Letter from Ross Smith during World War I to his mother, Syria

Letter from Ross Smith during World War I to his mother, Syria

Letter from Ross to his mother, Jessie Smith, during his active service during World War I. Written in Syria. Mentions flying on to Beersheeba on a bombing raid following an Turkish attack on the Australian Yeomanry, and his transfer from the 1st Light Horse Brigade to the Australian Flying Corps.

Letter from Ross Smith during World War I to his mother, Palestine

Letter from Ross Smith during World War I to his mother, Palestine

Letter from Ross to his mother, Jessie Smith, during his active service during World War I. Written in Palestine. Mentions difficulties of flying at higher altitude of 19,000 feet in his Bristol fighter aircraft, being awarded Captaincy and a Bar, being known as the 1st Squadron Australian Flying Corps instead of 67th and other happenings.

Letter from Ross Smith during World War I to his mother, Palestine

Letter from Ross Smith during World War I to his mother, Palestine

Letter from Ross to his mother, Jessie Smith, during his active service during World War I. Written in Palestine and mentions flying in the attack on Amman.

Letter from Ross Smith during World War I to his mother, Palestine

Letter from Ross Smith during World War I to his mother, Palestine

Letter from Ross to his mother, Jessie Smith, during his active service during World War I. Written in Palestine. Includes mentions of flying on patrols, awards, riding in a steeplchase, total of 500 hours flying time, other matters.

Letter from Ross Smith during World War I to his mother, Palestine

Letter from Ross Smith during World War I to his mother, Palestine

Letter from Ross to his mother, Jessie Smith, during his active service during World War I. Written at the George Nungovich Egytian Hotels Co. Grand Continental Hotel, Cairo during 10 days leave. Describes brief accounts of airborne fighting, shopping in Cairo, outings, Keith doing an instructors course, and an application for leave to visit home in Australia.

Letter from Ross Smith during World War I to his mother, Palestine

Letter from Ross Smith during World War I to his mother, Palestine

Letter from Ross to his mother, Jessie Smith, during his active service during World War I. Written in Palestine. Mentions return from leave in Cairo and outings while there, a patrol Nazareth and the Sea of Galilee, an air fight with enemy planes, flying the more powerful 250 HP aircraft and other matters.

Letter from Ross Smith during World War I to his mother, Palestine

Letter from Ross Smith during World War I to his mother, Palestine

Letters from Ross to his mother, Jessie Smith, during his active service during World War I. Written in Palestine 22-25 June 2018. Ross mentions the possibility of leave time in Australia, his love of flying, and swimming at Jaffa and leisure time. Also describes a challenging air fight, flight mission over Jenin. Includes a handwritten copy of a letter sent to squadron Wing Commander written in the field on 22 June 1918 by the Squadron leader C[?]. A. Burnett Lieutenant Colonel, Commanding the Palestine Brigade RAF commending Captain Ross Smith and Lieutenants Kirk, Paul and Weir for their actions in the field.

Letter from Ross Smith during World War I to his mother, Palestine

Letter from Ross Smith during World War I to his mother, Palestine

Letter from Ross to his mother, Jessie Smith, during his active service during World War I. Written in Palestine. Mentions capturing and flying an enemy DSA Albatross Scout aeroplane, erection of a monument to soldiers lost in 1917 behind Turkish lines at Gaza.

Letters from Ross Smith during World War I to his mother, Cairo

Letters from Ross Smith during World War I to his mother, Cairo

Letter from Ross to his mother, Jessie Smith, while on active service during World War I. Written at the Shepheard's Hotel in Cairo. Speaks of being selected to fly General Borton's Handley Page bomber and describes the aircraft.

Letter from Ross Smith during World War I to his mother, Cairo

Letter from Ross Smith during World War I to his mother, Cairo

Letter from Ross to his mother, Jessie Smith, during his active service during World War I. Written at the Shepheard's Hotel in Cairo. Speaks of Ross being selected to fly General Borton's Handley Page Bomber.

Letter from Ross Smith during World War I to his mother, Palestine

Letter from Ross Smith during World War I to his mother, Palestine

Letter from Ross to his mother, Jessie Smith, while on active service during World War I. Written in Palestine. Speaks of being in the midst of another advance, and mounted troops having advanced up to Nazareth and Haifa. Also mentions Ross having bombed a large railway junction, bombing the aerodrome at Jenin twice, heavy overall bombing with 5 tons of bombs dropped and 20,000 rounds being directed at the enemy and taking thousands of prisoners.

Letter from Ross Smith during World War I to his father, Palestine

Letter from Ross Smith during World War I to his father, Palestine

Letter from Ross to his father, Andrew Smith, while on active service during World War I. Written in Palestine. Speaks of sensational victories, the capture of most of the Turkish army, capturing over 2,000 square miles and over 30,000 prisoners in 3 days along with much equipment, and bombing runs over Jenin.

Letter from Ross Smith during World War I to his mother, Palestine

Letter from Ross Smith during World War I to his mother, Palestine

Letter from Ross to his mother, Jessie Smith, while on active service during World War I. Written in Palestine. Speaks of 42,000 prisoners captured, the Infantry breaking the front line and the Light Horse making in through and around the back of the Turkish Army. Also mentions bombing runs including bombing Jenin aerodrome twice, runs of Bristol aeroplanes and bombers all day, flight run up to Haifa, troops away up north of the Sea of Galilee, and the whole of the Turkish Army being captured in those parts.

Letter from Ross Smith during World War I to his mother, Palestine

Letter from Ross Smith during World War I to his mother, Palestine

Letter from Ross to his mother, Jessie Smith, while on active service during World War I. Written in Palestine. Ross speaks of being given a bar to his Distinguished Flying Cross totalling four decorations, with the Squadron earning 16 D.F.C.'s since the end of July 1918. Also mentions moving the camp to the lower slopes of Mount Carmel, and having taken over 80,000 prisoners since 19 September 1918.

Letter from Ross Smith during World War I to his mother, Palestine

Letter from Ross Smith during World War I to his mother, Palestine

Letter from Ross to his mother, Jessie Smith, while on active service during World War I. Written in Palestine. Ross speaks of being awarded a second bar to his Distinguished Flying Cross and the associated mission on the 19th October in his aeroplane B1229. Also mentions it being two years since joining the Squadron at Kantara and having done 800 hours of flying time, 200 as an observer and 600 as a pilot.

Letter from Ross Smith during World War I to his mother, Cairo

Letter from Ross Smith during World War I to his mother, Cairo

Letter from Ross to his mother, Jessie Smith, while on active service during World War I. Written at the Shepheard's Hotel, Cairo. Ross speaks of receiving the news on 11 Novemember 1918 of the end of WWI and the celebrations in Cairo. Also mentions the arrival of a new Handley Page aircraft, and a plan to fly with General Borton in his original Handley Page aeroplane on a tour of India and then on to Australia, landing somewhere in the North. Includes mention of some prisoners arriving back in Cairo. Includes a note written on the 13 November on looting of shops in Cairo, and the high cost of living in Cairo.