Haines, Cephas Ratchue (Private, b.1886 - d.1916)

Place Middle East: Ottoman Empire, Turkey, Dardanelles, Gallipoli
Accession Number PR05596
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 1 wallet: 1cm
Object type Letters
Maker Haines, Cephas Ratchue
Place made Ottoman Empire: Turkey, Dardanelles, Gallipoli
Date made 1915
Access Open
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Copying Provisions Copying permitted subject to physical condition
Description

Collection relating to the First World War service of 651 Private Cephas Ratchue Haines, 3 Machine Gun Company, Gallipoli. Collection consists of two original handwritten letters written by Private Haines to his brother Ralph Haines from Gallipoli, dated August 1915 and October 1915. The letters discuss restrictions on letter writing, Greek farming practices, food provisions, camp life, and life in the trenches. The mood of the letters changes quite dramatically between the first and second, portraying life in the trenches and the morale and mental health of the men in the October letter in quite a darker mood. Private Haines was killed in action in France, 1916.