ID numberEXDOC007
Collection typePrivate Record
TitleWhite, Ralph Moreton (2nd Lieutenant)
Measurement1 leaf; 15 x 17 cm, on mount 24 cm x 21 cm
Object typeRecords
MakerWhite, Ralph Moreton
Place madeFrance: Picardie, Somme, Albert Bapaume Area, Pozieres Area, Pozieres
Date made1916-07-23
DescriptionCollection 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.
SummaryThis 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"