|Collection type||Private Record|
|Measurement||Extent: 1.5 cm; Wallet/s: 2|
|Object type||Letter, Postcard|
Wynne, William Cardinal
|Place made||France, United Kingdom: England, Greater London, London|
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|
Neeson, Percival Gorman (Second Lieutenant, b.1886 - d.1958)
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].