Letters from Harold Edward 'Pompey' Elliott to his family, June - December 1915

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Accession Number AWM2018.19.69
Collection number 2DRL/0513
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type File
Item count 41
Object type Letter
Physical description 161 Image/s captured
Maker Elliott, Harold Edward 'Pompey'
Place made Egypt, Ottoman Empire: Turkey, Dardanelles, Gallipoli, United Kingdom: England
Date made 1916
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 June 1915 - December 1915 detailing; his return to Gallipoli and the delight of his men; the state of the trenches; mass amounts of casualties; the lack of training new arrivals had; the work and the courage of his men; a narrow escape; the emotions surrounding finding the dead; the constant shelling of the trenches; a hand drawn map of a section of the trenches describing them as a labyrinth; being shelled as they dig out more trenches; his hospitalisation due to fever; the change in shape of the trenches to obtain a better view including a drawing of the changes; his stay in England; his weight gain and loss of strength and the subsequent fear of weakness when returning to Gallipoli; expressions of love towards his wife; return to hospital due to a damaged tendon in his ankle. This file contains:


Letter from Harold Edward Elliott to his wife Catherine, Gallipoli Peninsula, 7 June 1915
Letter from Harold Edward Elliott to his wife Catherine, Gallipoli Peninsula, 14 June 1915
Letter from Harold Edward Elliott to his wife Catherine, Gallipoli Peninsula, 17 June 1915
Letter from Harold Edward Elliott to his wife Catherine, Gallipoli Peninsula, 22 June 1915
Letter from Harold Edward Elliott to his wife Catherine, Gallipoli Peninsula, 28 June 1915
Letter from Harold Edward Elliott to his wife Catherine, Gallipoli Peninsula, 7 July 1915
Letter from Harold Edward Elliott to his wife Catherine Gallipoli Peninsula, 12 July 1915
Letter from Harold Edward Elliott, 17 July 1915
Letter from Harold Edward Elliott to his wife Catherine, Gallipoli Peninsula, 21 July 1915
Letter from Harold Edward Elliott to his wife Catherine, Gallipoli, 21 July 1915
Letter from Harold Edward Elliott to his wife Catherine, Gallipoli Peninsula, 27 July 1915
Letter from Harold Edward Elliott to his wife Catherine, Gallipoli Peninsula, 27 July 1915
Letter from Harold Edward Elliott, 25 July 1915
Letter from Harold Edward Elliott to his wife Catherine, Gallipoli Peninsula, 8 August 1915
Letter from Harold Edward Elliott to his wife Catherine, Gallipoli Peninsula, 11 August 1915
Letter from Harold Edward Elliott to his wife Catherine, Gallipoli Peninsula, 14 August 1915
Letter from Harold Edward Elliott to his wife Catherine, Gallipoli Peninsula, 18 August 1915
Letter from Harold Edward Elliott to his wife Catherine, Gallipoli Peninsula, 19 August 1915
Letter from Harold Edward Elliott to his wife Catherine, Gallipoli Peninsula, 22 August 1915
Letter from Harold Edward Elliott to his wife Catherine, Gallipoli Peninsula, 26 August 1915
Letter from Harold Edward Elliott to his wife Catherine, Devonport Military Hospital, England, 15 September 1915
Letter from Harold Edward Elliott to his wife Catherine, Devonport Military Hospital, England, 17 September 1915
Letter from Harold Edward Elliott to his wife Catherine, Devonport Military Hospital, England, 19 September 1915
Letter from Harold Edward Elliott to his wife Catherine, Digswell Place, Welwyn, England, 27 September 1915
Letter from Harold Edward Elliott to his wife Catherine, Berners Hotel, London, 1 October 1915
Letter from Harold Edward Elliott to his wife Catherine, Digswell Place, Welwyn, England, 6 October 1915
Letter from Harold Edward Elliott to his wife Catherine, Digswell Place, Welwyn, England, 6 November 1915
Letter from Harold Edward Elliott to his wife Catherine, Dene House, Low Fell, England, 19 October 1915
Letter from Harold Edward Elliott to his wife Catherine, Dene House, Low Fell, England, 12 October 1915
Letter from Harold Edward Elliott to his wife Catherine, Digswell Place, Welwyn, England, 7 November 1915
Letter from Harold Edward Elliott to his wife Catherine, the Gloucester Hotel, Weymouth, England, 12 November 1915
Letter from Harold Edward Elliott to his wife Catherine, Weymouth, England, 13 November 1915
Letter from Harold Edward Elliott to his wife Catherine, R.M.S. Olympic, 14 November 1915
Letter from Harold Edward Elliott to his wife Catherine, R.M.S. Olympic 16-29 November 1915
Letter from Harold Edward Elliott to his wife Catherine, R.M.S. Olympic,21 November 1915
Letter from Harold Edward Elliott to his wife Catherine, R.M.S. Olympic, 26 November 1915
Letter from Harold Edward Elliott to his wife Catherine, R.M.S. Olympic, 28 November 1915
Letter from Harold Edward Elliott to his wife Catherine, 5 December 1915
Letter from Harold Edward Elliott to his wife Catherine, Gallipoli, 9 December 1915
Letter from Harold Edward Elliott to his wife Catherine, Gallipoli, 12 December 1915
Letter from Harold Edward Elliott to his wife Catherine, Heliopolis Hospital, Cairo, 26 December 1915