Collection of material relating to Stephen Charles Allen and Robert Beattie Allen, 1916-1944

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Accession Number RCDIG0000929
Collection number 3DRL/7531
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type File
Item count 29
Object type Documents, Letters, Greeting card, Newspaper cutting, Poem
Physical description 58 Image/s captured
Maker Various
Place made Australia: New South Wales, Sydney, Australia: New South Wales, Sydney, Manly, Australia: New South Wales, Wagga Wagga, Australia: Victoria, Melbourne, Egypt, France, United Kingdom: England
Date made 1916-1918; 1922; 1944
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copying Provisions Attached digital images are protected by copyright and are provided here for research and study purposes. For further use, please contact the Memorial.
Description

Letters and documents relating to the First World War service of 3002 Private Stephen Charles Allen and 3003 Private Robert Beattie Allen, 13th Infantry Battalion. The collection contains personal correspondence from the brothers to their mother and sisters, descriptions of the fighting at Mouquet Farm in August 1916, and information from various sources confirming the death of the Allen brothers.
This file contains:
Leave pass for Stephen Charles Allen, 3 March 1916;
Leave pass for Stephen Charles Allen, 23 April 1916;
Letter from Stephen Charles Allen to his mother, France, 8 July 1916;
Letter from Stephen Charles Allen to his sister, 9 July 1916;
Letter from Stephen Charles Allen to his sister, France, 9-10 July 1916;
Letter from Captain Theodore Wells of 13 Battalion to the mother of Stephen Charles Allen and Robert Beattie Allen , France, 1 March 1917;
Telegram from Colonel Luscombe to the Reverend Elwin confirming the death of Robert Beattie Allen, Victoria Barracks, Manly, 15 March 1917;
Letter from Officer in Charge of Records to the sister of Stephen Charles Allen and Robert Beattie Allen confirming their deaths, ANZAC Section, British Expeditionary Force, 17 March 1917;
Letter from the Australian Red Cross Society to the mother of Stephen Charles Allen and Robert Beattie Allen confirming their deaths, Sydney, 23 May 1917;
Witness report from Private William [Will] Hale of 13 Battalion on the deaths of Stephen Charles Allen and Robert Beattie Allen, Sydney, 29 May 1917;
Letter from [Private] Will Hale to the sister of Stephen Charles Allen and Robert Beattie Allen, Woodville, Wagga Wagga, 16 June 1917;
Letter from Sergeant Albert Assenheim of 13 Battalion to the sister of Stephen Charles Allen and Robert Beattie Allen confirming Robert's death, Active service abroad, 28 June 1917;
Letter from Officer in Charge Base Records to the mother of Stephen Charles Allen and Robert Beattie Allen, Victoria Barracks, Melbourne, 25 September 1917;
Letter from Private Ernest Charles [Charlie] Fry to the sister of Stephen Charles Allen and Robert Beattie Allen, England, 5 February 1918;
Letter from Officer in Charge Base Records to the mother of Stephen Charles Allen and Robert Beattie Allen, Victoria Barracks, Melbourne, 12 April 1922;
Letter from Officer in Charge Base Records to the mother of Stephen Charles Allen and Robert Beattie Allen, Victoria Barracks, Melbourne, 20 June 1922;
Christmas card from Private Percy Green of 2/2 Australian Field Ambulance to Miss Allan [sic], 1944;
Birthday card from Stephen Charles Allen to his sister, [date unknown];
Christmas card from Stephen Charles Allen to his sister, [date unknown];
Birthday card from Robert Beattie Allen to his sister, [date unknown];
Handwritten poem about sisters, stamped M. [Minnie] Allen on the back, [date unknown];
Handwritten poem, [date unknown];
King's message, [date unknown] [3 copies];
Commemorative scroll for Stephen Charles Allen, [date unknown];
Commemorative scroll for Robert Beattie Allen, [date unknown];
Paper with the names of the sisters of Stephen Charles Allen and Robert Beattie Allen, and a newspaper clipping announcing their deaths, [date unknown];
Handwritten poem titled 'A New Years Wish', [date unknown];
Personal biographical information of Stephen Charles Allen and Robert Beattie Allen for the Commonwealth Gallery and Register of Australian Heroes, [date unknown];
Newspaper cutting of a poem titled 'Soldier's wife' by Myra Morris, [date unknown].