Cecil Malthus : World War I papers

A collection of letters and documents penned by Cecil Malthus and dating from April 1914 to April 1917. The collection is not complete, and portions of some letters are missing.

The letters follow Malthus’ progress from training in New Zealand to his experiences throughout the war, including time in Egypt preparing for Gallipoli, and his time in France. Malthus was injured in September 1916 and returned to New Zealand in March 1917. Many of the letters are penned to his future wife, Hazel Watters.