Akers, Charles Alfred (Lance Corporal, b.? - d.1917)

Accession Number 1DRL/0014
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 1 wallet: 1 cm
Object type Letters
Maker Akers, Charles Alfred
Place made Belgium, France, South Africa, United Kingdom: England, Wiltshire, Salisbury Plain, Salisbury
Date made c 1928
Access Open
Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room. AWM93 12/11/180
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Copying Provisions Copying permitted subject to physical condition

Typewritten copies of letters from Lance Corporal Charles Alfred Akers, 35 Battalion, 16 December 1916 - 6 October 1917. Letters were written to his mother and describe voyage over via South Africa; training in England, and active service in France until being killed in action at Passchendaele, 13 October 1917. Copies made 1927 and bound into AWM file cover. Location of originals unknown.

History / Summary

Letters relate details of military operations although the locations of particular activities are not stated. A number of Akers' friends and relatives are mentioned in the letters.

Biographical note: 2516 Lance Corporal Charles Alfred Akers, 35 Battalion, Australian Infantry. Killed in action, Passchendaele area, 13 October 1917. Son of Alfred and Mary Ellen Akers of Kulnura, New South Wales. Native of Locksley, Victoria.