Letters from Harold Edward 'Pompey' Elliott to his family, July - October 1916

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Accession Number AWM2018.19.71
Collection number 2DRL/0513
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type File
Item count 28
Object type Letter
Physical description 138 Image/s captured
Maker Elliott, Harold Edward 'Pompey'
Place made France, 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, 15th Brigade. 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 the period July - October 1916 detailing; his arrival in France; the difference in trench warfare between France and Gallipoli; men being wounded by shells; Battle of Fromelles; men risking their lives to recover the body of Geoff Mccrae; the desire for the end of the war; the death rates; missing his old men but admiring his new men; raids on the Germans killing a number of them and capturing some of their weaponry; the training ground at an ancient monastery; the improvements of his men; recieving the order of St. Anne; congratulations from General Birdwood; his leave in England; the constant sound of guns.

This file contains:

Letter from Harold Edward Elliott to his wife Catherine, France, 3 July 1916
Letter from Harold Edward Elliott to his wife Catherine, France, 5 July 1916
Letter from Harold Edward Elliott to his wife Catherine, France, 18 July 1916
Letter from Harold Edward Elliott to his wife Catherine, France, 19 July 1916
Letter from Harold Edward Elliott to his wife Catherine, France, 20 July 1916
Letter from Harold Edward Elliott to his wife Catherine, France, 24 July 1916
Letter from Harold Edward Elliott to his wife Catherine, France, 26 July 1916
Letter from Harold Edward Elliott to his wife Catherine, France, 31 July 1916
Letter from Harold Edward Elliott to his wife Catherine, France, 6 August 1916
Letter from Harold Edward Elliott to his wife Catherine, France, 1 August 1916
Letter from Harold Edward Elliott to his wife Catherine, France, 1 August 1916
Letter from Harold Edward Elliott to his son Laddie, France, 31 July 1916
Letter from Harold Edward Elliott to his wife Catherine, France, 13 August 1916
Letter from Harold Edward Elliott to his wife Catherine, France, 20 August 1916
Letter from Harold Edward Elliott, France, 22 August 1916
Letter from Harold Edward Elliott to his wife Catherine, France, 26 August 1916
Letter from Harold Edward Elliott to his wife Catherine, France, 27 August 1916
Letter from Harold Edward Elliott to his wife Catherine, France, 9 September 1916
Letter from Harold Edward Elliott to his wife Catherine, France, 12 September 1916
Letter from Harold Edward Elliott, France, 15 September 1916
Letter from Harold Edward Elliott to his wife Catherine, France, 18 September 1916
Letter from Harold Edward Elliott to his wife Catherine, France, 20 September 1916
Letter from Harold Edward Elliott to his wife Catherine, France, 24 September 1916
Letter from Harold Edward Elliott to his wife Catherine, France, 27 September 1916
Letter from Harold Edward Elliott to his wife Catherine, England, 2 October 1916
Letter from Harold Edward Elliott to his wife Catherine, France, 11 October 1916
Letter from Harold Edward Elliott to his wife Catherine, France, 24 October 1916
Letter from Harold Edward Elliott to his wife Catherine, France, 28 October 1916