Letters from Harold Edward 'Pompey' Elliott to his family January 1915 - May 1915

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Accession Number AWM2018.19.68
Collection number 2DRL/0513
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type File
Item count 26
Object type Letter
Physical description 136 Image/s captured
Maker Elliott, Harold Edward 'Pompey'
Place made Egypt, Ottoman Empire: Turkey, Dardanelles, Gallipoli
Date made 1915
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copying Provisions Copy provided for personal non-commercial use
Description

Letters relating to the First World War service of Brigadier General Harold Edward Elliott, 7th Battalion. Some of the letters were censored by Pompey, and later his daughter Violet prior to donation removing details of a personal nature. The letters cover January 1915 - May 1915 detailing; mobilisation on the Suez Canal; a poem; the relief of leaving Mena Camp; leaving Cairo by boat; an attempted landing at Gallipolli; getting wounded; learning of his wife's illness; contracting bronchitis; deaths within his battalion. This file contains:

Letter from Harold Edward Elliott to his wife Catherine, Mena Camp, Cairo, 4 Janaury 1915
Letter from Harold Edward Elliott to his wife Catherine, Mena Camp, Cairo, 10 January 1915
Letter from Harold Edward Elliott to his wife Catherine, Mena Camp, Cairo, 18 January 1915
Letter from Harold Edward Elliott to his wife Catherine, Mena Camp, Cairo, 21 January 1915
Letter from Harold Edward Elliott to his sister-in-law Belle, Mena Camp, Cairo, 13 Janaury 1915
Letter from Harold Edward Elliott to his wife Catherine, Shepheard's Hotel, Cairo, 31 January 1915
Letter from Harold Edward Elliott to his wife Catherine, Mena Camp, Cairo, 2 February 1915
Letter from Harold Edward Elliott to his wife Catherine, Mena Camp, Cairo, 13 and 14 February 1915
Letter from Harold Edward Elliott to his wife Catherine, Mena Camp, Cairo, 22 February 1915
Letter from Harold Edward Elliott to his wife Catherine, Mena Camp, Cairo, 23 February 1915
Letter from Harold Edward Elliott to his wife Catherine, Mena Camp , Cairo, 29 February 1914 (1915)
Letter from Harold Edward Elliott to his wife Catherine, Mena Camp, Cairo, 3 March 1915
Letter from Harold Edward Elliott to his wife Catherine, Mena Camp, Cairo, 14 March 1915
Letter from Harold Edward Elliott to his wife Catherine, Mena Camp, Cairo, 18 March 1915
Letter from Harold Edward Elliott to his wife Catherine, Mena Camp, Cairo, 25-27 March 1914 (1915)
Letter from Harold Edward Elliott to his wife Catherine, Mena Camp, Cairo, Easter Saturday 1915
Letter from Harold Edward Elliott to his wife Catherine, Shepheard's Hotel, Cairo, 4 April 1914 (1915)
Letter from Harold Edward Elliott to his wife Catherine, Union-Castle Line ship, 7 April 1914 (1915)
Letter from Harold Edward Elliott to his wife Catherine, Union-Castle Line ship, 13 April 1914 (1915)
Letter from Harold Edward Elliott to his wife Catherine, 22 April 1914 (1915)
Letter from Harold Edward Elliott to his wife Catherine Heliopolis, Egypt, 3 May 1915
Letter from Harold Edward Elliott to his wife Catherine, Heliopolis, Egypt, 7 May 1915
Letter from Harold Edward Elliott to his wife Catherine, Maadi, Egypt, 13 May 1915
Letter from Harold Edward Elliott to his wife Catherine, Maadi, Egypt, 17 May 1915
Letter from Harold Edward Elliott to his wife Catherine, Maadi, Egypt, 19 May 1915
Letter from Wally Conder to "Dear Colonel", Deaconess Hospital, Alexandria, Egypt [date unknown]