Correspondence relating to William Allen Jr., 1916-1918

Accession Number RCDIG0000892
Collection number 1DRL/0027
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type File
Item count 9
Object type Letter
Physical description 24 Image/s captured
Maker Killeen, Patrick Joseph
Scott, Thomas
Stewart, Robert
Stewart, William
Place made Egypt, Egypt: Cairo, Heliopolis, France, United Kingdom: England, Dorset, United Kingdom: England, Wiltshire, Perham Downs
Date made 1916-1918
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copying Provisions Copy provided for personal non-commercial use

Letters and newspaper clippings relating to William Allen Jr. Allen was the brother of 2615 Private Ernest Allen, 2614 Private Josiah Allen and 2616a James Edward Allen, all of 49 Battalion. Included in this collection are newspaper clippings describing the town of Gin Gin in Queensland, the town in which the four brothers lived. Also included are letters from various friends of Allen who were also serving in the First World War. Several such letters are from 2198 Private Patrick Joseph Killeen of 52 Battalion from Maroondan in Queensland (near Gin Gin). Killeen was killed in action on 24 April 1918 at the Battle of Villers-Bretonneux in France.
This file contains:
Letter from Will Stewart to William Allen Jr., Egypt, 14 January 1916;
Letter from [Tom] Scott to William Allen Jr., Heliopolis Camp, Egypt, 16 January [1916];
Letter from Robert Stewart, to William Allen Jr., 19 February 1916;
Letter from Robert Stewart to William Allen Jr., France, 29 July 1917;
Letter from [P. J. Killeen] to William Allen Jr., Perham Downs, England, 20 August 1917;
Newspaper cutting describing Gin Gin, Queensland, January 1918;
Newspaper cutting describing Gin Gin, Queensland, February 1918;
Newspaper cutting describing Gin Gin, Queensland, 31 January 1918;
Letter from P. J. Killeen to William Allen Jr., Bovington Camp, Dorset, [date unknown].