Letter from Arthur Seaforth Blackburn to Guy Fisher, France, 4 September 1916

Place Europe: France, Picardie, Somme, Albert Bapaume Area, Pozieres Area, Pozieres
Accession Number AWM2020.22.10
Collection number 3DRL/6392
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type Item
Item count 1
Object type Letter
Physical description 8 Image/s captured
Maker Blackburn, Arthur Seaforth
Place made France
Date made 1916
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
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Description

Wallet 1 of 1 - Letter relating to the First World War service of 31 Temporary Captain Arthur Seaforth Blackburn, 10th Infantry Battalion, 4 September 1916, France.

In this letter to his friend Guy Fisher, Blackburn describes the action on 23 July 1916 during the Battle of Pozières for which he was awarded the Victoria Cross. Blackburn goes on to share his impressions of artillery power and Allied air superiority and his frustration at poker. He also mentions several people familiar to Fisher, including Henry Arthur Kinnish, Pep McKail, Dill Jose, and Temporary Captain Gordon Campbell.

The transcript consists of four typescript pages with some handwritten annotations, c. 1976. The final page collates several paragraphs from within the letter.

This file contains:

Letter from Arthur S. [Seaforth] Blackburn to Guy [Fisher], France, 4 September 1916; and
Transcript of letter from Arthur S. [Seaforth] Blackburn to Guy [Fisher], France, 4 September 1916; c. 1976 [annotated].