Neeson, Percival Gorman (Second Lieutenant, b.1886 - d.1958)

Accession Number PR03038
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement Extent: 1.5 cm; Wallet/s: 2
Object type Letter, Postcard
Maker Various
Wynne, William Cardinal
Place made France, United Kingdom: England, Greater London, London
Date made 1916
Access Open
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Copying Provisions Copying permitted subject to physical condition
Description

Collection relating to the First World War service of Second Lieutenant Percival Gorman Neeson MC, 26 Battalion, France, 1916.

Wallet 1 of 1 - Consists of three letters, a radiographer's report, and a telegram related to Neeson's service on the Western Front in 1916. The radiographer's report, written on 30 July 1916, records a fracture to Neeson's skull [he had suffered a bullet wound during the Battle of Pozieres]. Two of the letters, written by [4274 Private] William Cardinal Wynne, describe Neeson's reputation among the men of 26 Battalion and recount his actions at Pozieres, including his heroism during a gas attack, his wounding, and his current condition. The telegram carries instructions for Neeson to attend a ceremony at Buckingham Palace [for the presentation of his Military Cross].