THOMAS BLAMEY - Very Scarce hand signed confidential war period letter

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BLAMEY THOMAS: (1884-1951) Australian Field Marshal who served in both World War I and World War II and is the only Australian to attain the rank of Field Marshal.

War date T.L.S., T A Blamey, in purple indelible pencil, as Lieutenant Colonel and in his capacity as Assistant Adjutant and Quartermaster General, one page, folio, Divisional Headquarters, Second Australian Division, [Egypt], 6th December 1915, to the 7th Infantry Brigade, marked 'Confidential'.

Blamey writes in reference to a minute received from the Headquarters of the 7th Infantry Brigade relating to Second Lieutenant W. H. Bridgland and for information purposes forwards a copy of a letter sent to Headquarters Australian and New Zealand Army Corps regarding the matter, further concluding 'The mess account book forwarded by you is returned herewith'.

At the bottom of the letter written in pencil by an unidentified Staff Captain of the 7th Infantry Brigade, written from the Headquarters of the 26th Battalion, dated 7th December 1915 and stating, in full,

'Forwarded for your information & retention together with mess account book referred to above'.

In relation to the content of the CONFIDENTIAL letter it is known that notes recorded in the War Diary of Lieutenant Colonel George A. Ferguson of the 26th Battalion of the 1st Australian Imperial Force state that Second Lieutenant W. H. Bridgland was AWOL and did not accompany the troops when they embarked at Alexandra on 4th September 1915 and that the matter was reported by letter. The Commonwealth of Australia Gazette of 13th July 1916 also records that Bridgland was cashiered by sentence of a General Court Martial on 18th February 1916, just over two months after Blamey signed the present letter.

Condition:  With some overall age wear, minor staining, light creasing, a few small neat splits at the edges of some folds and some small areas of paper loss to the upper left corner

 This item comes with my 100% LIFE TIME GUARANTEE of Authenticity and my Certificate of Authenticity (COA).  Registered Dealer of the UNIVERSAL AUTOGRAPH COLLECTORS CLUB - (U.A.C.C.) RD325.

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