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ID number 1DRL/0027
Title 1. Allen, Ernest (Private, d.1918); 2. Allen, Josiah (Private, d.1917); 3. Allen, James Edward (Private, d.1917)
Record type Collection
Item count 39
Collection Private Record
Object type Letters
Maker Allen, Ernest (Maker)
Places made
  • Australia: Queensland, Brisbane, Enoggera
  • Australia: Queensland, Brisbane, Enoggera, Fraser's Paddock
  • Egypt
  • Egypt: Cairo, Heliopolis
  • France
  • United Kingdom: England, Wiltshire, Codford
  • United Kingdom: England, Wiltshire, Perham Downs
Date made 1915-1918
Measurement 1 wallet: 1 cm
Note Open

Description

Collection relating to the First World War service of three Allen brothers: 2615 Private Ernest Allen, 49 Battalion; 2614 Private Josiah Allen, 49 Battalion, and 2616a James Edward Allen, 49 Battalion. The collection consists of 28 letters written by the brothers between 1916 and 1918 to another brother at home, William (Will) Jr. Also included are 6 letters written to Will by other soldiers, 3 news clippings, and biographical notes on the 3 Allen brother, all of whom were killed in action.

Summary

Collection includes several letters from other serving soldiers to William Allen Junior. Letters cover the three Allen brothers' service and refer to other named soldiers from Gin Gin (QLD). Some of the letters refer to the Conscription debate and political issues in Australia during the period 1916-1918.

Biographical note: 2615 Private Ernest Allen, 49 Battalion, AIF. Killed in action, Villers-Bretonneux, 25 April 1918. Son of William and Sarah Jane Allen. Born at Gin Gin, Bundaberg, Queensland.

Biographical note: 2616A Private James Edward Allen, 49 Battalion, AIF. Killed in action, Messines, 7 June 1917. Age 31. Son of William and Sarah Jane Allen. Native of Gin Gin, Queensland.

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  • 1. Allen, Ernest (Private, d.1918); 2. Allen, Josiah (Private, d.1917); 3. Allen, James Edward (Private, d.1917)
  • Letters from Ernest Allen to his brother, 1916-1918

    Letters relating to the First World War service of 2615 Private Ernest Allen, 49th Battalion. In this series of letters to his brother, Allen details his experiences whilst serving with 49th Battalion. He was one of the three Allen brothers to ...

  • Letters from Josiah Allen to his brother, 1917

    Letters relating to the First World War service of 2614 Private Josiah Allen, 49th Battalion. In this series of letters to his brother, Allen details his experiences whilst serving with 49th Battalion. He was one of the three Allen brothers to ...

  • Letters from James Edward Allen to his brother, 1916-1917

    Letters relating to the First World War service of 2616a Private James Edward Allen, 49th Battalion. In this series of letters to his brother, Allen details his experiences whilst serving with the 49th Battalion. He was one of the three Allen ...

  • Correspondence relating to William Allen Jr., 1916-1918

    Letters and newspaper clippings relating to William Allen Jr. Allen was the brother of 2615 Private Ernest Allen, 2614 Private Josiah Allen and 2616a James Edward Allen, all of 49 Battalion. Included in this collection are newspaper clippings ...