Letters from Harold Edward 'Pompey' Elliott to his sister-in-law, April 1915 - December 1916

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Accession Number AWM2018.19.81
Collection number 2DRL/0513
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type File
Item count 1
Object type Letter
Physical description 126 Image/s captured
Maker Elliott, Harold Edward 'Pompey'
Place made Egypt, France
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, 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 April 1915 - December 1916 detailing; his gratitude towards his sister-in-law for taking care of his family; his separation from his 7th Battalion to take care of the 1st Brigade; black silk he bought in Cairo for his wife and her sister; the state of the trenches; his men being wounded and killed; the good work of his men; the strengthening of the German line; the better state of the trenches in France than Gallipoli; the terrible weather affecting both them and the Germans; an illness which may send him to hospital; potential alliances between the Germans and the Russians. This file contains:

Letter from Harold Edward Elliott to his sister-in-law Belle, at sea, 22 April 1915
Letter from Harold Edward Elliott to his sister-in-law Belle, at sea, 21 November 1915
Letter from Harold Edward Elliott to his sister-in-law Belle, Egypt, 8 January 1916
Letter from Harold Edward Elliott to his sister-in-law Belle, Tel el Kabir, Egypt, 16 January 1916
Letter from Harold Edward Elliott to his sister-in-law Belle, 19 February 1916
Letter from Harold Edward Elliott to his sister-in-law Belle, 14 March 1916
Letter from Harold Edward Elliott to his sister-in-law Belle, Egypt, 20 March 1916
Letter from Harold Edward Elliott to his sister-in-law Belle, Egypt, 8 April 1916
Letter from Harold Edward Elliott to his sister-in-law Belle, Egypt, 28 May 1916
Letter from Harold Edward Elliott to his sister-in-law Belle, France, 15 June 1916
Letter from Harold Edward Elliott to his sister-in-law Belle, France, 8 July 1916
Letter from Harold Edward Elliott to his sister-in-law Belle, France, 18 July 1916
Letter from Harold Edward Elliott to his sister-in-law Belle, France, 26 July 1916
Letter from Harold Edward Elliott to his sister-in-law Belle, France, 3 August 1916
Letter from Harold Edward Elliott to his sister-in-law Belle, France, 13-14 August 1916
Letter from Harold Edward Elliott to his sister-in-law Belle, France, 26 August 1916
Letter from Harold Edward Elliott to his sister-in-law Belle, France, 27 August 1916
Letter from Harold Edward Elliott to his sister-in-law Belle, France, 11 September 1916
Letter from Harold Edward Elliott to "Nana", France, 13 September 1916
Letter from Harold Edward Elliott to his sister-in-law Belle, France, 22 September 1916
Letter from Harold Edward Elliott to his sister-in-law Belle, France, 28 October 1916
Letter from Harold Edward Elliott to his sister-in-law Belle, France, 2 November 1916
Letter from Harold Edward Elliott to his sister-in-law Belle, France, 11 November 1916
Letter from Harold Edward Elliott to his sister-in-law Belle, France, 2 December 1916
Letter from Harold Edward Elliott to his sister-in-law Belle, France, 17 December 1916
Letter from Harold Edward Elliott to his sister-in-law Belle, France, 20 December 1916