ID numberRCDIG0000913
TitleLetters from Arthur Arundel Mackenzie, 1917-1919
Collection number1DRL/0446
ClassificationDigitised Collection
Record typeFile
Item count7
Object typeLetters
MakerMackenzie, Arthur Arundel
Place made
  • Egypt: Cairo
  • Egypt: Suez Canal
  • Egypt: Suez Canal, El Ferdan
  • Ottoman Empire: Beirut
  • Ottoman Empire: Palestine
Date made1917-1919
Physical description30 Image/s captured
DescriptionLetters relating to the First World War service of Captain Arthur Arundel Mackenzie, 1st Infantry Battalion. In this series of letters Mackenzie details his experiences whilst serving with 1st Battalion of the Imperial Camel Corps and later 14 Light Horse Regiment. He mentions key events such as the Second Battle of Gaza in 1917 and the attack on Musallabah in 1918. Of particular note, Mackenzie also mentions the praise from a British Army Brigadier to an Australian Brigadier about how the Australians "clung to an almost untenable position for nearly two days in spite of the heavy casualties." His last writings are about the state of Syria and the hardships of its starving people during the war.
This file contains:
Letter from Arthur Arundel Mackenzie to Nell, Cairo, 10 June [1917];
Letter from Arthur Arundel Mackenzie to Nell, El Ferdan, Suez Canal, 24 October [1917];
Letter from Arthur Arundel Mackenzie to Nell, Taboul, Suez Canal, 25 November [1917];
Letter from Arthur Arundel Mackenzie to Nell, Taboul, Suez Canal, 20 December [1917];
Letter from Arthur Arundel Mackenzie, Jordan Valley, [Palestine], 27 April 1918;
Letter from Arthur Arundel Mackenzie to Nell, 6 October [1918];
Letter from [Arthur Arundel Mackenzie] to Nell, [Beirut], Syria, 11 January 1919.
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