Correspondence from Charles Tednee Blackman, 1915-1919

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Accession Number RCDIG0001094
Collection number PR01679
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type File
Item count 17
Object type Letters, Postcard
Physical description 31 Image/s captured
Maker Blackman, Charles Tednee
Place made Australia, United Kingdom: England, Western Front
Date made 1915-1919
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
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Description

Correspondence relating to the First World War service of 2584 Lance Corporal Charles Tednee Blackman, 9th Battalion. This correspondence spans the period 1915 to 1919, in which Blackman writes of the fighting at Pozieres, his near miss at being taken prisoner during a German raid, and killing Germans who had pretended to surrender and then started throwing bombs at the Australians. He also writes of his leave in England, and escorting two lost children from Birmingham to the police station, eventually meeting their thankful relatives. Blackman writes of his new mates, his old ones being wounded in the fighting and leaving the front line, and his convalescence after being gassed at Ypres. Finally, he writes of returning to training and missing Australia, wishing he was home. This file contains:
Letter from Charles Tednee Blackman to Mr. Salter, [Frazer's] Paddock, Enoggera, 5 [September] 1915;
Postcard from Charles Tednee Blackman to friends, In the Field, [1 March] 1916;
Letter from Charles Tednee Blackman to 'Salter,' Somewhere in France, 1 July 1917;
Active service envelope addressed from Charles Tednee Blackman to Mr. J. M. Salter, 6 September 1917;
Letter from Charles Tednee Blackman to friends, France, 15 October 1917;
Letter from Charles Tednee Blackman to Mr. J. M. Salter, France, 29 October 1917;
Letter from Charles Tednee Blackman to Mr. J. M. Salter, France, 23 November 1917;
Letter from Charles Tednee Blackman to 'Salter,' Somewhere in France, 1917;
Letter from Charles Tednee Blackman to Mr. J. M. Salter, France, 7 February 1918;
Letter from Charles Tednee Blackman to friends, Sutton Veny, England, 15 June 1918;
Letter from Charles Tednee Blackman to Mr. J. M. Salter, Sutton Veny, England, 22 June 1918;
Letter from Charles Tednee Blackman to friends, 6 July 1918;
Postcard from Charles Tednee Blackman to Blanche Aubry, 9 January 1919;
Photographic postcard of Charles Tednee Blackman, [n.d.];
Photographic postcard of Charles Tednee Blackman, from himself to Mr. J. M. Salter, France, [n.d.];
Partial note written on envelope, [n.d.];
Active service envelope addressed from Charles Tednee Blackman to Mrs. J. M. Salter, [n.d.].