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ID number 1DRL/0119
Title Biddle, Frederick Leslie (Major, b.1885 - d.1917)
Record type Collection
Item count 76
Collection Private Record
Object type Letters
Maker Biddle, Frederick Leslie (Maker)
Places made
  • At sea
  • Egypt: Alexandria
  • Egypt: Cairo
  • Egypt: North Egypt, Mena
  • France
  • Ottoman Empire: Turkey, Dardanelles, Gallipoli
  • United Kingdom: England, Greater London, London
Date made 1914-1917
Measurement 2 wallets: 2 cm
Note Open

Description

Collection relating to the First World War service of Major Frederick Leslie Biddle DSO, 2 Field Artillery Brigade, Egypt, Gallipoli and France, 1914-1917. Collection consists of seventy-five letters written by Biddle to his family in Australia. Major Biddle died on 18 August 1917 in Belgium.

Summary

Biographical note: Major Fred Leslie Biddle, DSO, 2 Brigade, Australian Field Artillery. Died of wounds, Belgium, 17 August 1917. Age 31. Son of James and Helena Isabel Biddle, of 92 Vale St., East Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Other biographical details concerning him are - warehouseman of East Melbourne, Victoria; born Clifton Hill, Victoria; 27 October 1885; educated at Hawthorn (Vic) College; matriculated twice at Melbourne University; joined the CMF artillery as a gunner and had 10 years service being commissioned on 20 October 1910 and promoted captain on 1 September 1913; appointed a captain in the AIF on 18 August 1914 and promoted temporary major on 12 March 1916; wounded at Pozieres on 24 July 1916 and again (mortally) on 16 August 1917.

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  • Biddle, Frederick Leslie (Major, b.1885 - d.1917)
  • Letters from Fred Leslie Biddle to his Family, 1914-1915

    Letters relating to the First World War service of Captain Fred Leslie Biddle, 2nd Field Artillery Brigade. The letters were written by Fred Biddle to his family in Australia between 13 November 1914 to 13 December 1915. These letters provide ...

  • Letters from Fred Leslie Biddle to his Mother, 1916-1917

    Letters relating to the First World War service of Major Fred Leslie Biddle DSO, 2nd Field Artillery Brigade. The letters were written by Fred Biddle to his mother between 1 January 1916 and 12 August 1917. In the letters, Fred Biddle describes ...

  • Miscellaneous items from Fred Leslie Biddle, 1915-1916

    Miscellaneous items relating to the First World War service of Major Fred Leslie Biddle DSO, 2nd Field Artillery Brigade. The items were written between 21 April 1915 to 3 August 1916. This file contains: Ration Scale from a Divisional Order, ...