ID numberRCDIG0000398
TitleLetterbook for Harold Edwin Salisbury Armitage, 1916-1918
Collection number1DRL/0053
ClassificationDigitised Collection
Record typeFile
Item count1
Object typeLetters
MakerArmitage, Harold Edwin Salisbury
Place made
  • Ceylon: Colombo
  • Egypt
  • France: Western Front (France)
  • Ottoman Empire: Turkey, Dardanelles, Gallipoli
Date made1916-1917
Physical description104 Image/s captured
DescriptionTranscribed 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.
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