Letters from Ernest Allen to his brother, 1916-1918

Place Africa: South Africa, Natal, Durban
Accession Number RCDIG0000889
Collection number 1DRL/0027
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type File
Item count 13
Object type Letters
Physical description 38 Image/s captured
Maker Allen, Ernest
Place made At sea, France, United Kingdom: England, Kent, United Kingdom: England, Wiltshire, Codford
Date made 1916-1918
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
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Description

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 serve during the conflict, all of whom served with 49th Battalion. Allen describes his embarkation, journey to and training in England, and subsequent deployment to the Western Front. He frequently responds to news from home and describes conditions on the Front. Allen's last letter is dated 26 March 1918, approximately a month before he was killed in action on 25 April 1918 in France.
This file contains:
Letter from Ernest Allen to his brother, 1 September 1916;
Letter from Ernest Allen to his brother, [At sea], 29th October [1916];
Letter from Ernest Allen to his brother, Codford, England, 25 November 1916;
Letter from Ernest Allen to his brother, Codford, England, 26 December 1916;
Letter from Ernest Allen to his brother, Codford, England, 2 January 1916;
Letter from Ernest Allen to his brother, France, 8 March 1917;
Letter from Ernest Allen to his brother, France, 23 April 1917;
Letter from Ernest Allen to his brother, France, 4 October 1917;
Letter from Ernest Allen to his brother, France, 3 November 1917;
Letter from Ernest Allen to his brother, [France], 6 December 1917;
Letter from Ernest Allen to his brother, France, 9 December 1917;
Letter from Ernest Allen to his brother, Folkestone, [Kent], 26 March 1918;
Addresses for Ernie Childs and Nurse Meray Skyring, [date unknown].