Letters from Harold Edward 'Pompey' Elliot to his family, November 1918 - February 1919

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Accession Number AWM2018.19.79
Collection number 2DRL/0513
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type File
Item count 31
Object type Letter
Physical description 109 Image/s captured
Maker Elliott, Harold Edward 'Pompey'
Place made France, United Kingdom: England, United Kingdom: Wales
Date made 1918
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 November 1918 - February 1919 detailing; the abdication of Kaiser Wilhelm; driving the Germans out of France and Belgium; his excitement to return home to his wife; his wishes that his wife Catherine would come over to Europe to meet him; the movement north unsure if they were going to cross into Germany; the return to Australia of men who enlisted in 1915; nearing the Belgium frontier; the Prince of Wales come to visit the Australian troops; his acknowledgement that it will still be a long time before he is able to return to Australia; his disdain towards General Birdwood saying he is full of 'pretended affability'; his gratitude for the end of the war; his homesickness; going before the King at Buckingham Palace to recieve decoration.
This file contains:

Letter from Harold Edward Elliott to his wife Catherine, France, 6 November 1918
Letter from Harold Edward Elliott, France, 12 November 1918
Letter from Harold Edward Elliott to his wife Catherine, France, 15 November 1918
Letter from Harold Edward Elliott to his wife Catherine, France, 21 November 1918
Letter from Harold Edward Elliott to his wife Catherine, France, 24 November 1918
Letter from Harold Edward Elliott to his wife Catherine, Favrel, France, 30 November 1918
Letter from Harold Edward Elliott to his wife Catherine, Favrel, France, 2 December 1918
Letter from Harold Edward Elliott to his wife Catherine, Favrel, France, 4 December 1918
Letter from Harold Edward Elliott to his wife Catherine, Dourlers, France, 10 December 1918
Letter from Harold Edward Elliott to his wife Catherine, Dourlers, France, 13 December 1918
Letter from Harold Edward Elliott to his wife Catherine, Dourlers, France, 15 December 1918
Letter from Harold Edward Elliott to his wife Catherine, France, 24 December 1918
Letter from Harold Edward Elliott to his wife Catherine, France, 25 December 1918
Letter from Harold Edward Elliott to his wife Catherin, France, 26 December 1918
Letter from Harold Edward Elliott to his wife Catherine, Dourlers, France, 29 December 1918
Letter from Harold Edward Elliott, Dourlers, France, 31 December 1918
Letter from Harold Edward Elliott to his son Laddie, France, 3 January 1919
Letter from Harold Edward Elliott to one of his children, France, 3 January 1919
Letter from Harold Edward Elliott to his wife Catherine, Dourlers, France, 5 January 1919
Letter from Harold Edward Elliott to his wife Catherine, Dourlers, France, 5 January 1919
Letter from Harold Edward Elliott to his wife Catherine, Dourlers, France, 7 January 1919
Letter from Harold Edward Elliott to his wife Catherine, Dourlers, France, 8 January 1919
Letter from Harold Edward Elliott to his wife Catherine, Dourlers, France, 12 January 1919
Letter from Harold Edward Elliott to his wife Catherine, Dourlers, France, 16 January 1919
Letter from Harold Edward Elliott to his wife Catherine, Dourlers, France, 21 January 1919
Letter from Harold Edward Elliott to his wife Catherine, Dourlers, France, 24 January 1919
Letter from Harold Edward Elliott to his wife Catherine, Bryn Oerog, Trevor, Wales, 4 February 1919
Letter from Harold Edward Elliott to his wife Catherine, Bryn Oerog, Trevor, Wales, 7 February 1919
Letter from Harold Edward Elliott to his wife Catherine, Bryn Oerog, Trevor, Wales, 9 February 1919
Letter from Harold Edward Elliott to his wife Catherine, England, 16 February 1919
Letter from Harold Edward Elliott to his wife Catherine, Berners Hotel, London, 22 February 1919