Elliott, Harold Edward 'Pompey' (Brigadier); CB CMG, DSO, DCM, VD

Collection ID 2DRL/0513
Collection type Private Record
Title Elliott, Harold Edward 'Pompey' (Brigadier); CB CMG, DSO, DCM, VD
Measurement 7 boxes + 5 folios
Object type Papers
Maker Elliott, Harold Edward 'Pompey'
Place made Belgium
Date made 1901-1968

Collection relating to Brigadier Harold Edward 'Pompey' Elliott, CB CMG, DSO, DCM, VD, 1901-1968. It comprises a range of papers documenting his military service in South Africa, 1900-1901; service during the First World War as commanding officer of 7 Battalion and 15 Brigade; and post war career as a senator in the Victorian Parliament, 1919-1921. Included are his diaries from the two conflicts; letters, 1914-1919, to his wife Catherine (Kate) and other relatives; photographs and service documents. Other papers include correspondence from his troops and their families, and correspondence written in his capacity as a commanding officer. Correspondents include General Birdwood, Brigadier White, Major General Monash, General McCay and Charles Bean the Official Historian.