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422297
  • Title
    MacArty war diary, 20 October 1914-24 July 1916 / Humphrey Warren Barker MacArty
  • Creator
  • Call number
    MLMSS 1139
  • Level of description
    Collection
  • Date

    20 October 1914-24 July 1916
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    422297
  • Issue Copy
    Digitised : 2014
  • Physical Description
    0.03 metres of textual material (1 folder) - manuscript
  • ADMINISTRATIVE/ BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY

    H. W. B. MacArty, an electrician of Mount Barker, South Australia, enlisted at Morphettville, Aug. 1914 aged 27 years and embarked from Adelaide on board Transport A11 Ascanius, 20 Oct. 1914. He served with the 10th and 50th Battalions in Egypt and at Gallipoli. He returned to Australia on HT Port Sydney, June 1916.
  • Scope and Content
    Diary begins with his embarking from Adelaide, South Australia, on board Transport A11 Ascanius 20 Oct. 1914. It includes descriptions of the collision with the Shropshire 21 Nov. 1914, arriving in Alexandria 7 Dec. 1914, camp life and route marches, arriving in Lemnos 4 Mar. 1915, practising landings off the warship Prince of Wales, 16 Apr. 1915, landing at Gallipoli 25 Apr. 1915, and fighting in the trenches there, evacuation of the troops 17 Dec. 1915 and his departure for Egypt, 26 Dec. 1915.
    Describes camp life in Egypt, Zeitoun Instruction School 4-26 Mar. 1916, hospitalisation 13 Apr.-23 June 1916, and embarking from Suez for Australia, arriving in Adelaide 24 July 1916 and hospitalisation there
  • Source
    Purchased from H. W. B. MacArty, 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<br>
    Rights and Restrictions Information:: May be copied for reference and publication<br>
    Please acknowledge: : Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales
  • General note

    State Library of New South Wales collection of World War I diaries
    Digital order no:Album ID : 1027195
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