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EATON, Robert Harvey - Article by Sarah Bent about her grandfather


Sarah Bent of Badsey submitted a copy of a letter written by her grandfather, Robert Harvey Eaton (Bob), in 1916 to his sister, Clara Eaton, following the Battle of Katia during the defence of the Suez Canal campaign. The original letter is in the ownership of Sarah’s father, John Eaton of Elmley Castle. Bob Eaton was in the Gloucestershire Yeomanry and, in this letter, he describes the Battle of Katia which took place on 23rd April 1916.

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Physical Characteristics (Dimensions)
24 cm x 31 cm
Physical Characteristics (Description)
3 sheets of A4 in plastic wallets in a black folder
Donor or Creator of Records
Sarah Bent
Article compiled in response to a request for information
Nature of Acquisition
Accession Date
August 2014
Access Conditions
Full contents of this article are on this website in PDF file
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