ID numberRCDIG0000888
TitleCorrespondence relating to Leslie Cecil Maygar, 1915-1918
Collection number1DRL/0491
ClassificationDigitised Collection
Record typeFile
Item count12
Object typeLetters
Maker
  • Maygar, Leslie Cecil
  • McLaurin, Archibald McGibbon
Place made
  • Australia: Victoria
  • Egypt: Alexandria
  • Egypt: Cairo, Heliopolis
  • Egypt: Frontier, Sinai, El Arish Area, El Arish
  • Egypt: Suez Canal, Ferry Post
  • Ottoman Empire: Palestine
Date made1915-1918
Physical description27 Image/s captured
DescriptionLetters relating to the First World War service of Lieutenant Colonel Leslie Cecil Maygar, 8th Light Horse Regiment. This file consists of letters written by Maygar as well as letters of condolence written by others after his death. His initial letter describes the evacuation at Gallipoli and his subsequent transfer from 4 Light Horse Regiment to the command of 8 Light Horse Regiment. Maygar's letters then begin to detail the the first two battles for Gaza, in particular the substantial preparations for the second battle in April. He also describes the conditions of the Sinai and important events such as being awarded the Distinguished Service Order and his promotion to Lieutenant Colonel. We learn from Lieutenant Colonel Archibald McGibbon McLaurin that Maygar died on 1 November 1917 due to wounds sustained at the Battle of Beersheba.
This file contains:
Letter from Leslie Cecil Maygar to Nell, Heliopolis, Cairo, 31 December 1915;
Letter from Leslie Cecil Maygar to his mother, Ferry Post, [Suez Canal], 20 April 1916;
Letter from Leslie Cecil Maygar to Edmund, El Arish, [Sinai], 2 February 1917;
Letter from Leslie Cecil Maygar to Edmund, El Arish, [Sinai], 18 February 1917;
Letter from Leslie Cecil Maygar to Edmund, Palestine, 8 April 1917;
Letter from Leslie Cecil Maygar to Edmund, Palestine, 25 May 1917;
Letter from [undecipherable] to Leslie Cecil Maygar, San Stefano, Egypt, 15 July 1917;
Letter from Leslie Cecil Maygar to Edmund, Palestine, 8 July 1917;
Letter from Leslie Cecil Maygar to Edmund, Palestine, 29 August 1917;
Letter from Lieutenant Colonel Archibald McGibbon McLaurin to the brother of Leslie Cecil Maygar, Palestine, 21 November 1917;
Letter from Lieutenant Colonel Archibald McGibbon McLaurin to the brother of Leslie Cecil Maygar, Palestine, 25 May 1918;
Letter from [Aureile Cuduley], Killeen, Longwood, to Mrs Maygar, [date unknown].
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