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422268
  • Title
    Bryan war diary, 17 August 1914-4 July 1918 / Edward Patrick Bryan
  • Creator
  • Call number
    MLMSS 729
  • Level of description
    Collection
  • Date

    17 August 1914-4 July 1918
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    422268
  • Issue Copy
    Digitised : 2014
  • Physical Description
    0.03 metres of textual material (1 folder) - manuscript
  • ADMINISTRATIVE/ BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY

    E. P. Bryan, a labourer of South Melbourne, was a signaller in the 6th Battalion, C Company and served at Gallipoli and in France. He enlisted 17 Aug. 1914, stating his age as 19 years, and embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A20 Hororata, 19 October 1914, shortly after his sixteenth birthday and returned to Australia 21 Mar. 1918
  • Scope and Content
    Diary describes the voyage from Melbourne, arrival in Alexandria 5 Dec. 1914 and activities at Mena Camp. Bryan gives a graphic description of the landing at Gallipoli 25 Apr. 1915 where he was wounded in the foot and sent to hospital in Alexandria. He returned to Anzac 1 June 1915, was evacuated from there 13 Dec. 1915, arrived in Alexandria 5 Jan. 1916, entrained to Tel-el-Kebir then the Serapium desert and embarked on SS Ballarat from Alexandria to Marseilles, arriving 2 Apr. 1916.
    His account includes war activities at the Front in France and Belgium where he spent his 18th birthday 12 Sept. 1916. He describes trouble with authorities, overstayed leave, hospitalisation with shingles, and departure from England on the Euripides 31 Jan. 1918, arriving in Melbourne 21 Mar. 1918
  • Source
    Purchased from E.P. Bryan, 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
  • 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 Wales
  • General note

    Parts of the diary have been overwritten in pen
    State Library of New South Wales collection of World War I diaries
    Microfilm copy available at CY 4928, frames 413 - 489
    Digital order no:Album ID : 1067661
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