Collection AR1145 - Eric Alfred Blake Pritchard Letters

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Eric Alfred Blake Pritchard Letters


  • 1918 (Creation)

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Approximately 50 letters, envelopes and accompanying notes

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(1899 - 1962)

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Eric Arthur Blake Pritchard was born to Thomas Hobart Pritchard and his wife Minnie Alexandra. They lived at 142 Melfort Road, Thornton Heath and Eric attended Whitgift School. He was a conscientious objector in the First World War and worked for the Anglo- American Mission in France from February to November 1918.

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These letters were written to his local meeting and to his family in Thornton Heath, Croydon. They contain details about his work as a medical orderly with the Anglo-American Mission between February and November 1918

He was based initially at Ornans and later at Sermaize les Bains. He is in touch with "Paris Equipe" Based at the Hotel Britannique, 20 Avenue Victoria. He writes every 2-3 days and there are about 50 letters mentioning the following people:
Longstreth Thompson
George Chapman
Norman E. Brooks
Harold Buiks of Eccles
Eric C. Hinde
Arthur Baxter
Morris Burdsall
Bernard McAlpine
Geoffrey Franklin
T. Edmund Harvey and Mrs Harvey
Kenneth Morland
Wilfred Shewell

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