Letters from Josiah Allen to his brother, 1917

Place Europe: France
Accession Number RCDIG0000890
Collection number 1DRL/0027
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type File
Item count 2
Object type Letter
Physical description 5 Image/s captured
Maker Allen, Josiah
Place made Western Front
Date made 1917
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copying Provisions Digital format and content protected by copyright.

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 serve during the conflict, all of whom served with 49th Battalion. Allen responds to news from home and includes some details of his military service, although due to censorship concerns this is limited. His last letter is dated 18 April 1917, less than two months before he was killed in action (along with his brother James) on 7 June 1917 at the Battle of Messines in Belgium.
This file contains:
Letter from Josiah Allen to his brother, 10 March 1917;
Letter from Josiah Allen to his brother, 18 April 1917.