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422300
  • Title
    McKay diary, 5 August 1916-24 May 1919 / Leslie James McKay
  • Creator
  • Call number
    MLMSS 1125
  • Level of description
    Collection
  • Date

    5 August 1916-24 May 1919
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    422300
  • Issue Copy
    Digitised : 2014
  • Physical Description
    0.03 metres of textual material (1 folder) - manuscript
  • ADMINISTRATIVE/ BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY

    L. J. McKay, a plasterer of Waverley, New South Wales was born in Fitzroy, Melbourne and enlisted at Holdsworthy [i.e. Holsworthy], New South Wales in Aug. 1915 aged 18 years. He embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia on board HMAT A28 Miltiades, 12 Feb. 1916 and served as a sapper in the 15th Field Engineers, in France and Belgium. He was wounded 30 Sept. 1918 and returned to Australia 11 Dec. 1918
  • Scope and Content
    Diary describes service in France and Belgium, 7 Aug. 1916 -1 Nov. 1917, leave in England, including boxing matches in which he was undefeated, and return to France 15 Oct. 1918
  • Source
    Purchased from L. J. McKay, 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
    Please acknowledge: : Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales and Courtesy copyright holder<br>
  • General note

    State Library of New South Wales collection of World War I diaries
    Available on microfilm : CY 4904, frames 1 - 85
    Digital order no:Album ID : 1024009
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