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422382
  • Title
    Compton diaries, 17 March 1915 - 11 January 1919 / Albert Richmond Compton
  • Creator
  • Level of description
    Collection
  • Date

    17 March 1915 - 11 January 1919
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    422382
  • Issue Copy
    Digitised : 2014
  • Physical Description
    (2") box
  • ADMINISTRATIVE/ BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY

    Sergeant A. R. Compton, coachsmith of Leichhardt, N.S.W. enlisted at Liverpool, N.S.W. aged 20 years, 15 Feb. 1915 and embarked from Sydney on board HMAT A9 Shropshire, 17 Mar. 1915. He served with the 13th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement at Gallipoli and in France. On 11 Apr. 1917, he was captured by the Germans at Bullecourt, remaining a prisoner until repatriation in Dec. 1918. He returned to Australia on HT Khyber, 31 March 1919
  • Scope and Content
    ITEM 01
    A. R. Compton diary, 17 March 1915 - 17 March 1916

    ITEM 02
    A. R. Compton diary, 18 March 1916 - 14 February 1917

    ITEM 03
    A. R. Compton diary, 11 April-6 December 1917

    ITEM 04
    A. R. Compton diary, 7 December 1917-25 August 1918

    ITEM 05
    A. R. Compton notebook, 19 December 1918-11 January 1919
  • Source
    Purchased from A. R. Compton 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 4304, frames 1 - 250
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