Letter to the widow of Wilfred Griffith Barlow, 1917

Place Europe: France, Picardie, Somme, Bapaume Cambrai Area, Bullecourt
Accession Number RCDIG0001079
Collection number PR00030
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type File
Item count 1
Object type Letters
Physical description 2 Image/s captured
Maker Denehy, Charles Aloysius
Place made Belgium
Date made 1917
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
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Description

Letter relating to the First World War service of Lieutenant Wilfred Griffith Barlow. In a condolence letter to Barlow's widow, Lieutenant Colonel Charles Aloysius Denehy (the commanding officer of the 58th Battalion) writes of Barlow's death at the Second Battle of Bullecourt on 12 May 1917. He praises Barlow's character and writes that Barlow, having finished his duty and not needed at battalion headquarters, went back out to lead a platoon and was killed shortly after.