Letters regarding the death of Cecil Beaumont Mills, 1916-1917

Accession Number AWM2018.785.19
Collection number PR00932
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type File
Item count 5
Object type Letter
Physical description 23 Image/s captured
Maker Various
Place made France, United Kingdom: England
Date made 1916-1917
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
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Description

File of letters regarding the death of Lieutenant Cecil Beaumont Mills, 23rd Infantry Battalion. These letters were written to the wife and family of Mills and mentions the details surrounding his death on the 4 August 1916 during the battle of Poziers. Many of the letters are from Mills's brother-in-law, Lieutenant Henry Harman Arthur Burne, 3 Divisional Artillery, British Expeditionary Force.

This File contains:
Letter from S. R. Atkins to [Henry Harman Arthur] Burne, HQ Reserve Army, British Expeditionary Force, 12 August 1916 [includes envelope]
Letter from Seargeant F. R. [Beseler] to Sergeant [Samuel] Bond [Uncle to Mills Wife], 12 August 1916
Letter from Harry [Henry Harman Arthur] Burne to My Dear Fairy [Effie Sara Mills], 27 August 1916 [includes envelope]
Letter from Harry [Henry Harman Arthur] Burne to his mother, 28 August 1916
Letter from Acting Company Commander 'D' Company [Alfred James Noall] to Mrs Mills, France, 27 November 1916 [includes envelope]
Letter from Harry Pettit to Mrs Mills, Codford, England, 20 July 1917
Envelope addressed to Mrs Mills, postmark 19 September 1917