Volume 1: Letters written on active service, A-L, 1914-1919 - Page 285
[On letterhead of the Australian Imperial Force, Base Records Office, Victoria Barracks, Melbourne]
14th May 1918
With reference to the report of the regrettable loss of your son, the late No. 1696, Private E. J. Firth, 1st Light Horse Regiment, I am now in receipt of advice which shows that he was killed in action, in Tel Khuweilfeh, Palestine, Turkey, Asia, on 3rd November 1917, and was buried the following day at Military Cemetery, Beersheba , Palestine, Grave No.66, Chaplain P. J. Donovan officiating.
These additional details are furnished by direction, it being the policy of the Department, to forward all information received in connection with the death of members of the Australian Imperial Force.
J M Lean Major
Officer i/c Base Records.
Mrs. K. Firth,