Letters from Harold Edward (Pompey) Elliott to George Gordon McCrae, 1915-1921

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Accession Number RCDIG0001274
Collection number 1DRL/0427
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type File
Item count 20
Object type Letters
Physical description 106 Image/s captured
Maker Elliott, Harold Edward 'Pompey'
The Age
Place made Belgium, Belgium: Wallonie, Hainaut, Charleroi, Egypt: North Egypt, Tel el Kebir, France, Ottoman Empire: Turkey, Marmara, Chanak, Gallipoli Peninsula
Date made 1915-1921
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
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Description

Letters relating to the First World War service of Major Geoffrey Gordon McCrae, 7th Battalion and later 60th Battalion. These letters from McCrae’s commanding officer Harold Edward (Pompey) Elliott to McCrae’s father George cover: updates on McCrae’s condition after being taken ill; McCrae’s death at the battle of Fromelles; an analysis of the battle of Fromelles; McCrae’s funeral service and manner of death; updates on the war effort; the conscription issue; posthumous considerations and decorations regarding McCrae; Elliott’s observations on the war. This file contains:
Letter from Lieutenant Colonel Harold Edward (Pompey) Elliott to George Gordon McCrae, Gallipoli Peninsula, 17 August 1915;
Letter from Lieutenant Colonel Harold Edward (Pompey) Elliott to George Gordon McCrae, Tel-el-Kebir, 26 January [1916];
Handwritten transcript of letter from Lieutenant Colonel Harold Edward (Pompey) Elliott to George Gordon McCrae, Tel-el-Kebir, 26 January 1916;
Letter from Brigadier Harold Edward (Pompey) Elliott to George Gordon McCrae, France, 21 July 1916;
Letter from Brigadier Harold Edward (Pompey) Elliott to George Gordon McCrae, France, 23 July 1916;
Letter from Brigadier Harold Edward (Pompey) Elliott to George Gordon McCrae, France, 27 October 1916;
Letter from Brigadier Harold Edward (Pompey) Elliott to George Gordon McCrae, France, 9 November 1916;
Letter from Brigadier Harold Edward (Pompey) Elliott to George Gordon McCrae, France, 11 January 1917;
Letter from Brigadier Harold Edward (Pompey) Elliott to George Gordon McCrae, France, 10 February 1917;
Letter from Brigadier Harold Edward (Pompey) Elliott to George Gordon McCrae, France, 16 April 1917;
Letter from Brigadier Harold Edward (Pompey) Elliott to George Gordon McCrae, France, 7 July [1917];
Letter from Brigadier Harold Edward (Pompey) Elliott to George Gordon McCrae, Belgium, 13 October 1917;
Letter from Brigadier Harold Edward (Pompey) Elliott to George Gordon McCrae, Belgium, 14 October 1917;
Letter from Brigadier Harold Edward (Pompey) Elliott to George Gordon McCrae, France, 8 January 1918;
Letter from Brigadier Harold Edward (Pompey) Elliott to George Gordon McCrae, France, 6 May 1918;
Letter card from Brigadier Harold Edward (Pompey) Elliott to George Gordon McCrae, France, 18 August 1918 [comprised of five postcard sized segments each with an opposing image of St. Botolph's Church, Boston, England];
Letter from Brigadier Harold Edward (Pompey) Elliott to George Gordon McCrae, France, 30 December 1918 [includes two printed sketches of the Belgian Army];
Letter from Brigadier Harold Edward (Pompey) Elliott to George Gordon McCrae, Charleroi, Belgium, 19 April 1919;
Letter from Harold Edward (Pompey) Elliott to George Gordon McCrae, 17 January 1920;
Newspaper article titled "Winning the war: Australians in conflict: Brigadier-General Elliott's story", The Age, 28 May 1921.