|Unit||9th Australian Infantry Battalion|
|Place||Europe: France, Picardie, Somme, Albert Bapaume Area, Pozieres Area, Pozieres|
|Collection type||Private Record|
|Measurement||1 leaf; 15 x 17 cm, on mount 24 cm x 21 cm|
White, Ralph Moreton
|Place made||France: Picardie, Somme, Albert Bapaume Area, Pozieres Area, Pozieres|
First World War, 1914-1918
White, Ralph Moreton (2nd Lieutenant)
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.
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"