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Collection number 1DRL/0412
ID number RCDIG0001005
Title Letters relating to Benjamin Bennett Leane, 1914-1927
Record type File
Item count 2
Collection Digitised Collection
Object types
  • Letters
  • Typescript
Maker Leane, Benjamin Bennett
Place made At sea
Date made 1914; 1927
Physical description 5 Image/s captured
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Description

Letters relating to the First World War service of Major Benjamin Bennett Leane, 48th Infantry Battalion. Included is the transcript of a letter in which Leane details a portion of his journey from Australia to Egypt on the troopship Ascanius. He describes the stop in Colombo as well as a major collision between the Ascanius and the troopship Shropshire. Also included is a letter from the Australian War Memorial to Leane's widow thanking her for her donation of a letter and several photographs.
This file contains:
Transcript of letter from Benjamin Bennett Leane to Kiddie, at sea, TSS Ascanius, between Colombo and Aden, 18 November 1914;
Letter from the Australian War Memorial to the widow of Benjamin Bennett Leane, 19 August 1927.

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