Letterbook for Harold Edwin Salisbury Armitage, 1916-1918

Units
Place Europe: France
Accession Number RCDIG0000398
Collection number 1DRL/0053
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type File
Item count 1
Object type Letters
Physical description 104 Image/s captured
Maker Armitage, Harold Edwin Salisbury
Place made Ceylon: Colombo, Egypt, France, Ottoman Empire: Turkey, Dardanelles, Gallipoli
Date made 1916-1917
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
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Description

Transcribed letterbook relating to the First World War service of Captain Harold Edwin Salisbury Armitage, 50th Battalion. The original letters were written whilst serving in Mudros and France and sent by Harold Armitage to his parents between 5 June 1916 and 10 January 1918. The letters describe the movement of officers from 10 Battalion, the progress of the war, artillery actions, Armitage's views on the Conscription plebiscite and his time on leave. The Letterbook also includes a transcribed copy of a letter of congratulation sent to Armitage by Major R. B. Jacob of 10 Battalion, as well as copies of letters of condolence received by Armitage's parents from the entire company and General Sir W. R. Birdwood.