White, Ralph Moreton (2nd Lieutenant)

Unit 9th Australian Infantry Battalion
Place Europe: France, Picardie, Somme, Albert Bapaume Area, Pozieres Area, Pozieres
Accession Number EXDOC007
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 1 leaf; 15 x 17 cm, on mount 24 cm x 21 cm
Object type Records
Maker White, Ralph Moreton
Place made France: Picardie, Somme, Albert Bapaume Area, Pozieres Area, Pozieres
Date made 1916-07-23
Access Open
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

Collection relating to service of Major Ralph Moreton White MC, 9 Battalion, Pozieres, France, 1916. Collection includes a note from White to his Commanding Officer reporting on battle progress and on the lack of machine gun ammunition.

History / Summary

This item may have been on exhibition at either the Sydney or Melbourne exhibitions of the Australian War Memorial.

Note reads " 23.7.1916.
To: C O 9 Battn [Battalion]
From: Lt R M White

We now have command of the situation & have succeeded in bombing the Boche out of Pozieres

Machine gun ammunition has nearly run out.

This is about a sketch of our trenches & have started a sap straight up from point X.
[Signed] R. M. White Lt"