Cleaver, Edward Randolph (Trooper, 4th L H Regt d: 1917)

Unit 4th Australian Light Horse Regiment
Places
Accession Number 3DRL/4114
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 1 wallet: 1cm
Object type Papers, Photograph
Maker Various
Place made At sea, Ottoman Empire: Palestine
Date made 1914-1918
Access Open
Related File This file can be accessed via the Memorial's Reading Room. AWM315 749/020/010
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Description

Collection relating to the First World War service of 91 Trooper Edward Randolph Cleaver, 4th Light Horse Regiment. Collection consists of letters, postcards from Cleaver to his family, photographs of Cleaver, and correspondence from others concerning Cleaver's service. The letters and photographs that Cleaver sent to his family detail his service with 4th Light Horse Regiment and notably mention the Battle of Romani as well as applying for compassionate leave home and the capture of a German aircraft pilot and his aircraft. His last letter is dated 26 October 1917, shortly before his death at the Battle of Beersheba. In addition, Major James Lawson recounts Cleaver's death and provides a detailed description of the Battle of Beersheba. Also included are photographs of the brothers George Walter French (4 Light Horse Regiment) and James Isaac French (8 Light Horse Regiment), and correspondence from their father James to the Cleaver family concerning the memorial cross erected by his son James [see H15570].