|Collection type||Private Record|
|Measurement||1 wallet: 1 cm|
|Object type||Notebook, Letter, Document, Postcard, Serial|
Adkins, Roland Edgar
|Place made||At sea, Australia, Belgium, France|
|Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room.||AWM93 12/11/46|
First World War, 1914-1918
Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
This item is in the Public Domain
|Copying Provisions||Copying permitted subject to physical condition|
Adkins, Roland Edgar (Lance Corporal, b.1888 - d.1917)
Collection of letters relating to the First World War service of 4128 Lance Corporal Roland Edgar Adkins, 7th Battalion. Collection consists of 18 letters (some with envelopes) written by L/Cpl Adkins to his family during August 1915 and December 1916. The letters cover his enlistment; time spent in camps in Australia; the voyage to Egypt; and service in France and Belgium. Adkins was born at Korrumburra in Victoria and often refers to the 'Burra boys' in his letters home. Also included is a notebook (with original pencil) titled Pozieres containing diary entries from 19 August 1916 to 25 February 1917; some French to English translations; a poem; and various names and addresses. Supplementary material includes: a letter to a family member; two postcards; a telegram confirming Adkins was killed in action on 4 March 1917; a receipt for a parcel sent to his next of kin; two empty / unmatched envelopes; and three news clippings.
Biographical note: 4128 Lance Corporal Roland Edgar Adkins, 7 Battalion, AIF. Killed in action near Gueudecourt, 4 March 1917. Age 28. Son of Talbot and Elizabeth Jane Adkins of 'Greyacres', Korumburra, Victoria.