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ID number 1DRL/0016
Title Alabaster, William (Sergeant, b.1891 - d.1918)
Record type Collection
Item count 5
Collection Private Record
Object type Letters
Maker Alabaster, William
Places made
  • France
  • Ottoman Empire: Turkey, Dardanelles, Gallipoli
Date made 1915-1916
Measurement 1 wallet: 1 cm
Note Open

Description

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.


Summary

Biographical 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.

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  • Alabaster, William (Sergeant, b.1891 - d.1918)
  • Letters from William Alabaster to his Family, 1915-1916 RCDIG0000197 - (1)

    Letters relating to the First World War service of 1059 Sergeant William Alabaster, MM, 45th Battalion. The letters were written by William Alabaster to his family between 1915 and 5 October 1916. Alabaster's letters describe the landing of his ...