Letter written by Sydney Lyne Huntingdon to his wife Hilda Huntingdon, 1918

Accession Number AWM2018.19.38
Collection number PR00654
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type File
Item count 1
Object type Letter
Physical description 14 Image/s captured
Maker Huntingdon, Sydney Lyne
Place made France: Picardie, Somme, Amiens Harbonnieres Area, Hamel Area, Hamel
Date made 1918
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copying Provisions Copy provided for personal non-commercial use

Letter relating to the First World War service of 757, Private Sydney Lyne Huntingdon written to his wife Hilda Huntingdon on 20th September 1918. This letter describes events leading up to the attack on Hamel and its aftermath. Includes descriptions of bombardments and strafes from both sides, Huntingdon praises American soldiers in their first action on the British front. This original letter is incomplete, missing approximately 5 paragraphs. The typed transcript contains the complete contents of the letter.