Letters from Cecil Beaumont Mills to his wife, January - April 1916

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Accession Number AWM2018.785.7
Collection number PR00932
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type File
Item count 32
Object type Letter
Physical description 227 Image/s captured
Maker Mills, Cecil Beaumont
Place made At sea, Egypt, France
Date made 1916
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
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Description

File of letters relating to the First World War service of Second Lieutenant Cecil Beaumont Mills, 23 Infantry Battalion. These letters written by Mills to his wife, cover the dates between 4 January and 30 April 1916. They mention: how expensive items are in Cairo; the move to Tel el Kebir; his gladness in not having to join the signalling course in Cairo; the opinions of the soldiers who have returned from fighting at Gallipoli; his packing up and movement from the camp at Tel el Kabir; his trouble in moving to serve in France; the trip from Egypt to France via Malta and life and conditions at the front line in the trenches.

This file contains:
Letter from Cecil Beaumont Mills to his wife, Aerodrome Camp Heliopolis, 4 January 1915 [1916] [includes envelope];
Letter from Cecil Beaumont Mills to his wife, Tel El Kebir, 9 - 10 January 1915 [1916];
Letter from Cecil Beaumont Mills to his wife, Zeitoun, 10 January 1916 [sent with letter dated 9 January 1916];
Letter from Cecil Beaumont Mills to his wife, Tel El Kebir, 14 - 16 January 1916 [includes envelope];
Letter from Cecil Beaumont Mills to his wife, 16 January 1916 [sent with letter dated 14 January. Includes envelope];
Letter from Cecil Beaumont Mills to his wife, Tel El Kebir, 21 January 1915 [1916];
Letter from Cecil Beaumont Mills to his wife, Tel El Kebir, 23 January 1916 [sent with letter dated 21 January. Includes envelope];
Letter from Cecil Beaumont Mills to his wife, Tel El Kebir, 29 January 1916 [includes envelope];
Purple envelope addressed to Master John B Mills, postmark 29 January] 1916 [mentioned in letter dated 29 January 1916];
Letter from Cecil Beaumont Mills to his wife, Tel El Kebir, 30 January 1915 [1916] [includes envelope];
Letter from Cecil Beaumont Mills to his wife, 5 February 1915 [1916] [includes envelope];
Letter from Cecil Beaumont Mills to his wife, Canal Zone, 7 February 1915 [1916] [includes envelope];
Letter from Cecil Beaumont Mills to his wife, 13 February 1915 [1916] [includes envelope];
Letter from Cecil Beaumont Mills to his wife, 17 February 1915 [1916] [includes envelope];
Letter from Cecil Beaumont Mills to his wife, Canal Zone, 25 February 1915 [1916] [includes envelope];
Letter from Cecil Beaumont Mills to his wife, 28 February 1916 [includes envelope];
Letter from Cecil Beaumont Mills to his wife, Canal Zone, 5 March 1916 [includes envelope];
Letter from Cecil Beaumont Mills to his wife, Cairo, 10 March 1916 [includes envelope];
Letter from Cecil Beaumont Mills to his wife, Moascar, 12 - 16 March 1916 [includes partial transcription by John Mills and envelope];
Letter from Cecil Beaumont Mills to his wife, 17 March 1916 [includes envelope];
Letter from Cecil Beaumont Mills to his wife, Alexandria, 20 March 1916;
Letter from Cecil Beaumont Mills to his wife, Alexandria, 21 March 1916 [includes envelope];
Letter from Cecil Beaumont Mills to his wife, Malta, 25 March 1916 [includes partial transcriptions by Effie Mills and envelope];
Letter from Cecil Beaumont Mills to his wife, at sea, 27-28 March 1916 [includes envelope];
Envelope Addressed to Mrs C.B. Mills, postmarked 31 March 1916;
Postcard from Cecil Beaumont Mills to his son, Rouen, 2 April 1916;
Letter from Cecil Beaumont Mills to his wife, Rouen, 3 April 1916 [includes envelope];
Letter from Cecil Beaumont Mills to his wife, France, 8 April 1916 [includes envelope];
Letter from Cecil Beaumont Mills to his wife, [France], 14 April 1916 [includes envelope];
Letter from Cecil Beaumont Mills to his wife, France 17 April 1916 [includes envelope];
Letter from Cecil Beaumont Mills to his wife, 19 April 1916 [includes envelope];
Letter from Cecil Beaumont Mills to his wife, 21 April 1916 [Includes envelope];
Letter from Cecil Beaumont Mills to his wife, France, 30 April - 1 May 1916 [Includes partial transcription by Effie Mills and envelope].