Alabaster, William (Sergeant, b.1891 - d.1918

Collection ID 1DRL/0016
Collection type Private Record
Title Alabaster, William (Sergeant, b.1891 - d.1918
Measurement 1 wallet: 1 cm
Object type Letters
Maker Alabaster, William
Place made France
Date made 1915-1916

Collection 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.