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422265
  • Title
    Birkbeck papers, 1915-1919 / Gordon Tunstall Birkbeck
  • Creator
  • Level of description
    Collection
  • Date

    1915-1919
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    422265
  • Issue Copy
    Microfilm : CY 4872, frames 121-231
  • Physical Description
    0.05 metres of textual material (1 box) - manuscript
  • ADMINISTRATIVE/ BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY

    G. T. Birkbeck, a printer, of Croydon, New South Wales was born in Ashfield, Sydney and enlisted at Liverpool 30 June 1915. He embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A16 Star Of Victoria, 10 Sept. 1915 and served as a trooper of the 1st Australian Machine Gun Squadron, Anzac Mounted Division. He fought in the Gallipoli campaign, upper Egypt Senussi Campaign, Sinai peninsular and the Palestine campaign until 31 Jan. 1919 and was discharged 17 Aug. 1919
  • Scope and Content
    ITEM 01
    G. T. Birkbeck diary, 30 September 1915 - 23 April 1919

    ITEM 02
    G. T. Birkbeck account of Egyptian and Palestine campaigns, 1916-1918
  • Source
    Purchased from G. T. Birkbeck, 1919 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
  • General note

    State Library of New South Wales collection of World War I diaries
    Microfilm copy available at CY 4872, frames 121 - 231
  • Conservation note

    Requires rehousing.
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