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Letter of Edward William Earl

From the Collection of RSL Victoria - Anzac House Reference Library and Memorabilia Collection Anzac House 4 Collins Street Melbourne Victoria

Description
Double-sided one page handwritten letter of Edward Earl (3597 - 4 Tunnelling Company, Headquarters 1).
Size
H: 255mm X W: 200mm
Object Registration
035
Keywords
ww1, western front, hill 60, edward william earl, 4 tunnelling company, alexander hood
Historical information
Earl's letter to his mother, dated 3rd June 1917, tells of the ordeal of being trapped in a mine for forty three hours at Hill 60 on the Western Front. In his letter, Earl states his belief that it was only because of Sgt Alexander Hood that a rescue attempt was undertaken. Earl died of disease the following month (July 1917). Alexander Hood was killed in action on 31st October 1917. Earl's brother, Stewart Leigh Earl ( 2404 - 46th Battalion), served and survived.
When Made
3rd June 1917
Made By
Edward William Earl (Creator)
Last updated
3 Mar 2017 at 10:09AM