ID number1DRL/0016
Collection typePrivate Record
TitleAlabaster, William (Sergeant, b.1891 - d.1918)
Measurement1 wallet: 1 cm
Object typeLetters
MakerAlabaster, William
Place made
  • France
  • Ottoman Empire: Turkey, Dardanelles, Gallipoli
Date made1915-1916
AccessOpen
DescriptionCollection relating to the First World War service of 1059 Sergeant William Alabaster, MM, 45 Battalion, Gallipoli and France, 1915-1916. Collection consists of letters describing landing at shelter at Gallipoli; and defending the front line in France. Sgt Alabaster was awarded the Military Medal on 23rd June 1917 for previously organising and repeatedly leading parties of men over open country during intense bombardment in order to supply the front lines with munitions. He died on 5 April 1918 from wounds received at Doullens.
SummaryBiographical note: 1059 Sergeant William Alabaster, MM, 45 Battalion, Australian Infantry. Died of wounds, Doullens, France, 5 April 1918. Age 27. Son of Elizabeth and the late Edwin Richard Alabaster. Native of Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex, England.
PDF 1.75 MB Letters from William Alabaster to his Family, 1915-1916