Letters from Norman Griffiths Ellsworth to his Mother, 1914-1915

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Accession Number RCDIG0000230
Collection number 1DRL/0266
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type File
Item count 51
Object type Letters
Physical description 233 Image/s captured
Maker Ellsworth, Norman Griffiths
Place made Egypt
Date made 1914-1915
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copying Provisions Copy provided for personal non-commercial use
Description

Letters relating to the First World War service of 843 Battery Sergeant Major Norman Griffiths Ellsworth, 102nd Howitzer Battery, 2nd Field Artillery Brigade. The letters were written by Norman Ellsworth to his mother between 29 April 1914 to 27 December 1915. In the letters, Ellsworth comments on the voyage to Egypt, the Sydney-Emden battle and a collision between the HMAS Shropshire and the SS Ascanius. Whilst in Egypt, he described life at Mena Camp and comments adversely on the articles sent home by Bean, describing them as "a pack of deliberate falsehoods". Ellsworth's letters from Gallipoli describe the successful landing of his gun, the lossess suffered by the Australians and their fighting spirit.
This file contains:
Field Service Postcard from Norman Ellsworth to his mother, 29 April 1914;
Lettercard from Norman Ellsworth to his mother, 20 October 1914;
Letter from Norman Ellsworth to his mother, 24 October 1914;
Letter from Norman Ellsworth to his mother, 28 October 1914;
Letter from Norman Ellsworth to his mother, 1914;
Letter from Norman Ellsworth to his family, 22 November 1914;
Letter from Norman Ellsworth to his mother, 28 November 1914;
Note written by Norman Ellsworth, 4 December 1914;
Letter from Norman Ellsworth to his mother, 9 December 1914;
Letter from Norman Ellsworth to his family, 19 December 1914;
Letter from Norman Ellsworth to his mother, 26 December 1914;
Letter from Norman Ellsworth to his mother, 1 January 1915;
Letter from Norman Ellsworth to his mother, 9 January 1915;
Letter from Norman Ellsworth to his mother, 22 January 1915;
Letter from Norman Ellsworth to his mother, 29 January 1915;
Letter from Norman Ellsworth to his mother, 6 February 1915;
Letter from Norman Ellsworth to his mother, 14 February 1915;
Letter from Norman Ellsworth to his mother, 18 February 1915;
Letter from Norman Ellsworth to his mother, 25 February 1915;
Letter from Norman Ellsworth to his mother, 6 March 1915;
Letter from Norman Ellsworth to his mother, 12 March 1915;
Letter from Norman Ellsworth to his mother, 16 March 1915;
Letter from Norman Ellsworth to his mother, 24 March 1915;
Letter from Norman Ellsworth to his mother, 27 March 1915;
Letter from Norman Ellsworth to his mother, 31 March 1915;
Letter from Norman Ellsworth to his mother, 4 April 1915;
Letter from Norman Ellsworth to his mother, 29 April 1915;
Letter from Norman Ellsworth to his mother, 6 May 1915;
Letter from Norman Ellsworth to his mother, 18 May 1915;
Letter from Norman Ellsworth to his mother, 24 May 1915;
Letter from Norman Ellsworth to his mother, 15 June 1915;
Letter from Norman Ellsworth to his mother, 20 June 1915;
Letter from Norman Ellsworth to his mother, 30 June 1915;
Letter from Norman Ellsworth to his mother, 3 July 1915;
Letter from Norman Ellsworth to his mother, 12 July 1915;
Letter from Norman Ellsworth to his mother, 20 July 1915;
Letter from Norman Ellsworth to his mother, 25 July 1915;
Letter from Norman Ellsworth to his mother, 29 July 1915;
Letter from Norman Ellsworth to his mother, 14 August 1915;
Letter from Norman Ellsworth to his mother, 21 August 1915;
Letter from Norman Ellsworth to his mother, 28 August 1915;
Letter from Norman Ellsworth to his mother, 7 September 1915;
Letter from Norman Ellsworth to his mother, 11 September 1915;
Letter from Norman Ellsworth to his mother, 24 September 1915;
Letter from Norman Ellsworth to his mother, 7 October 1915;
Letter from Norman Ellsworth to his mother, 24 October 1915;
Letter from Norman Ellsworth to his mother, 30 October 1915;
Letter from Norman Ellsworth to his mother, 9 November 1915;
Letter from Norman Ellsworth to his mother, 5 December 1915;
Letter from Norman Ellsworth to his mother, 22 December 1915;
Letter from Norman Ellsworth to his mother, 27 December 1915.