Blackburn, Arthur Seaforth, VC, CMG, CBE (Brigadier, b.1892 - d.1960)

Place Europe: France
Accession Number 3DRL/6392
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 1 wallet: 1 cm
Object type Letter
Maker Blackburn, Arthur Seaforth
Place made France
Date made 1916
Access Open
Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room. AWM315 419/010/010
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copying Provisions Copyright restrictions apply. Only personal, non-commercial, research and study use permitted. Permission of copyright holder required for any commercial use and/or reproduction.

One original handwritten letter, and typed transcription of this letter, dated 4 September 1916 and written in France by Arthur S. Blackburn at the time he was serving in the 10th Battalion AIF when he was a temporary Captain commanding a company. The letter was written to Blackburn's friend Guy Fisher who was then serving in India, and gives Blackburn's account of the operation as a result of which he was awarded the Victoria Cross. Also gives a very graphic idea of the conditions at the front in 1916.