White, Ralph Moreton (2nd Lieutenant)
|Collection type||Private Record|
|Title||White, Ralph Moreton (2nd Lieutenant)|
|Measurement||1 leaf; 15 x 17 cm, on mount 24 cm x 21 cm|
|Maker||White, Ralph Moreton|
|Place made||France: Picardie, Somme, Albert Bapaume Area, Pozieres Area, Pozieres|
|Description||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.|
|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"