Letters from Cecil Beaumont Mills to his wife, May - August 1916

Accession Number AWM2018.785.17
Collection number PR00932
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type File
Item count 27
Object type Letter
Physical description 177 Image/s captured
Maker Mills, Cecil Beaumont
Place made 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 Lieutenant Cecil Beaumont Mills, 23 Infantry Battalion. These letters were written by Mills to his wife between 3 May and 2 August 1916. In these letters he discusses the following: his life at and behind the front line; his training at the bomb school; his promotion to lieutenant; sharing what he learnt at the bomb school with others in his unit; reminisces of home and how sad he is missing his wedding anniversary with his wife; the fatigue work he undertakes; the lack of leave and the effect it is having on his men; and the poppies and flowers in France.

This file contains:
Letter from Cecil Beaumont Mills to his wife, France, 3 May 1916 [includes envelope];
Letter from Cecil Beaumont Mills to his wife, France, 7 May 1916 [includes transcription by Effie Mills and envelope];
Letter from Cecil Beaumont Mills to his wife, France, 11 May 1916 [includes envelope and receipt from Gordon and Gotch];
Letter from Cecil Beaumont Mills to his wife, France, 14 May 1916 [includes envelope];
Letter from Cecil Beaumont Mills to his wife, France, 17 May 1916 [includes envelope];
Letter from Cecil Beaumont Mills to his wife, France, 20 May 1916 [includes envelope];
Letter from Cecil Beaumont Mills to his wife, Same old Place, 22 May 1916 [includes envelope];
Postcard from Cecil Beaumont Mills, 25 May 1916 [includes envelope];
Letter from Cecil Beaumont Mills to his wife, France, 26 May 1916 [includes envelope];
Letter from Cecil Beaumont Mills to his wife, France, 30 May 1916 [includes envelope];
Letter from Cecil Beaumont Mills to his wife, France, 2 June 1916 [includes partial transcription by Effie Mills and envelope];
Letter from Cecil Beaumont Mills to his wife, France, 5 June 1916 [includes partial transcription by Effie Mills and envelope];
Letter from Cecil Beaumont Mills to his wife, France, 9 June 1916 [includes envelope];
Letter from Cecil Beaumont Mills [to his wife, 10 June 1916, incomplete];
Letter from Cecil Beaumont Mills to his wife, France, 12 June 1916 [includes envelope];
Letter from Cecil Beaumont Mills to his wife, France, 16 June 1916 [includes envelope];
Letter from Cecil Beaumont Mills to his wife, France, 25 June, 1916 [includes envelope];
Letter from Cecil Beaumont Mills to his wife, France, 28 June 1916 [includes envelope];
Postcard from Cecil Beaumont Mills to his wife, France, 30 June 1916 [includes envelope];
Letter from Cecil Beaumont Mills to his wife, France, 6 July 1916 [includes envelope];
Letter from Cecil Beaumont Mills to his wife, France, 9 July 1916 [includes envelope];
Letter from Cecil Beaumont Mills to his wife, France, 14 July 1916 [includes envelope];
Letter from Cecil Beaumont Mills to his wife, France, 16 July 1916 [includes envelope];
Letter from Cecil Beaumont Mills to his wife, France, 19 July, 1916 [includes envelope];
Letter from Cecil Beaumont Mills to his wife, France, 22 July 1916 [includes envelope];
Letter from Cecil Beaumont Mills to his wife, France, 2 August 1916 [includes envelope].