Letters from Harold Edward 'Pompey' Elliott to his sister-in-law, January 1917 - April 1919

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Accession Number AWM2018.19.82
Collection number 2DRL/0513
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type File
Item count 36
Object type Letter
Physical description 161 Image/s captured
Maker Elliott, Harold Edward 'Pompey'
Place made Belgium, France, United Kingdom: England
Date made 1917
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 Elliot, 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 January 1917 - April 1919 detailing; his inability to buy Belle a car, the state of the trenches, his wife being unwell and his fear she will not be able to care for him when he comes back from war; his hopefulness that he will be able to persuade General Birdwood to regroup the brigades as they have so many; red poppies growing over the field of buried bodies; the sinking of a boat arriving from Australia by the Germans; two young men being shot at by a German sniper; the freedom of women in Europe, mentioning them driving and farming independently; preventing the Germans from owning Australia and hurting his children; the general congratulating his men on their fight; the lack of signs of war in peace country; the lack of involvement of Birdwood leading to improvements; the end of the war. This file contains:

Letter from Harold Edward Elliott to his sister-in-law Belle, France, 20 January 1917
Letter from Harold Edward Elliott to his sister-in-law Belle, France, 21 January 1917
Letter from Harold Edward Elliott to his sister-in-law Belle, France, 11 February 1917
Letter from Harold Edward Elliott to his sister-in-law Belle, France, 14 March 1917
Letter from Harold Edward Elliott to his sister-in-law Belle, France, 30 March 1917
Letter from Harold Edward Elliott to his sister-in-law Belle, France, 9 April 1917
Letter from Harold Edward Elliott to his sister-in-law Belle, France, 9 April 1917
Letter from Harold Edward Elliott to his sister-in-law Belle, France, 15 April 1917
Letter from Harold Edward Elliott to his sister-in-law Belle, France, 27 April 1917
Letter from Harold Edward Elliott to his sister-in-law Belle, France, 3 May 1917
Letter from Harold Edward Elliott to his sister-in-law Belle, France, 15 May 1917
Letter from Harold Edward Elliott to his sister-in-law Belle, France, 22 June 1917
Letter from Harold Edward Elliott to his sister-in-law Belle, France, 21 July 1917
Letter from Harold Edward Elliott to his sister-in-law Belle, France, 24 August 1917
Letter from Harold Edward Elliott to his sister-in-law Belle, France, 31 August 1917
Letter from Harold Edward Elliott to his sister-in-law Belle, Belgium, 19-20 September 1917
Letter from Harold Edward Elliott to his sister-in-law Belle, Belgium, 12 October 1917
Letter from Harold Edward Elliott to his sister-in-law Belle, Berners Hotel, London, 11 November 1917
Letter from Harold Edward Elliott to his sister-in-law Belle, Digswell Place, Welwyn, England, 14 November 1917
Letter from Harold Edward Elliott to his sister-in-law Belle, Digswell Place, Welwyn, England, 24 November 1917
Letter from Harold Edward Elliott to his sister-in-law Belle, France, 19 January 1918
Letter from Harold Edward Elliott to his sister-in-law Belle, Belgium, 14 February 1918
Letter from Harold Edward Elliott to his sister-in-law Belle, Belgium, 26 February 1918
Letter from Harold Edward Elliott to his sister-in-law Belle, France, 11 April 1918
Letter from Harold Edward Elliott to his sister-in-law Belle, France, 19 April 1918
Letter from Harold Edward Elliott to his sister-in-law Belle, France, 3 May 1918
Letter from Harold Edward Elliott to his sister-in-law Belle, France, 26 June 1918
Letter from Harold Edward Elliott to his sister-in-law Belle, France, 7 July 1918
Letter from Harold Edward Elliott to his sister-in-law Belle, France, 8 September 1918
Letter from Harold Edward Elliott to his sister-in-law Belle, France, 15 September 1918
Letter from Harold Edward Elliott to his sister-in-law Belle, France, 18 October 1918
Letter from Harold Edward Elliott to his sister-in-law Belle, France, 6 November 1918
Letter from Harold Edward Elliott to his sister-in-law Belle, France, 15 November 1918
Letter from Harold Edward Elliott to his sister-in-law Belle, Dourlers, France, 15 December 1918
Letter from Harold Edward Elliott to his sister-in-law Belle, 19 February 1919
Letter from Harold Edward Elliott to his sister-in-law Belle, Charleroi, Belgium, 18 April 1919