Letters relating to Benjamin Bennett Leane, 1914-1927
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|Title||Letters relating to Benjamin Bennett Leane, 1914-1927|
|Maker||Leane, Benjamin Bennett|
|Place made||At sea|
|Date made||1914; 1927|
|Physical description||5 Image/s captured|
|Image use||Attached digital images are protected by copyright and are provided here for research and study purposes. For further use, please contact the Memorial.|
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.
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