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412416
  • Title
    Barwick diaries, 22 August 1914 - 26 January 1919 / Archie Barwick
  • Creator
  • Level of description
    Collection
  • Date

    22 August 1914 - 26 January 1919
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    412416
  • Issue Copy
    Digitised : 2012
  • Physical Description
    0.42 metres of textual material (3 boxes) - manuscript
  • ADMINISTRATIVE/ BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY

    Tasmanian-born Archibald (Archie) Albert Barwick was a farmer of Surveyors Creek, New England, New South Wales when he enlisted at the age of 24, Aug. 1914. He embarked from Sydney on board Transport A19 Afric, 18 Oct. 1914 and disembarked in Egypt for training on 9 December and served as a Corporal, later Sergeant, in C Company, 1st Battalion, A.I.F. He embarked for the Dardenelles on 4 April 1915 and fought there in the Gallipoli campaign. From 1916 to 1918 he served in France and Belgium and was wounded on 5 Nov. 1916, again on 8 April 1917 and again on 5 Apr. 1918. He was awarded the Croix de Guerre, July 1918. After convalescence he left England for Australia December 1918.
    Service number 914 (reference: National Archives of Australia).
  • Scope and Content
    9 diaries, 22 August 1914-19 May 1917
    MLMSS 1493/Box 1/Items 1-9 (Request microfilm: CY 2469, frames 1 - 833)

    3 diaries, 26 March 1917-12 April 1918
    MLMSS 1493/Box 2/Items 10-12 (Request microfilm: CY 2470, frames 1 - 325)

    4 diaries, 25 April 1918-26 January 1919
    MLMSS 1493/Box 3/Items 13-16 (Request microfilm: CY 2471, frames 1 - 330)
  • Source
    Purchased from A. A. Barwick, 1922 Part of the European War Collecting Project (also known as the Soldiers' Diaries Collection or War Diaries Collection), established by the Trustees of the Mitchell Library in 1918
  • Copying Conditions
    Copyright status:: In copyright
    Copyright holder:: State Library of New South Wales
    Rights and Restrictions Information:: May be copied for reference and publication
    Please acknowledge: : Mitchell Library, State Library of New South
  • General note

    Microfilm available : Refer to Contents for location numbers
    State Library of New South Wales collection of World War I diaries
    Some of the diaries were written retrospectively and in some the chronology of events is inconsistent.
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