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422387
  • Title
    Brierley letters, 1918-1919/ Norman Brierley
  • Creator
  • Call number
    MLMSS 1281
  • Level of description
    Collection
  • Date

    1918-1919
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    422387
  • Issue Copy
    Digitised : 2014
  • Physical Description
    0.03 metres of textual material - manuscript
  • ADMINISTRATIVE/ BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY

    Norman Brierley, a farmer of Brisbane, Queensland was born in Annandale, New South Wales. He enlisted in Brisbane 15 Dec. 1917 aged 21 and embarked from Sydney on board RMS Ormonde, 2 March 1918. He served as a private with the 31st Battalion in France. After the armistice he travelled throughout France as batman to Lieutenant Hix
  • Scope and Content
    Letters (23) to his brother Herbert and sister-in-law Jess, describing a voyage to Egypt on the Ormonde, and from Egypt to Marseilles on the Indarra May 1918, torpedoing of the Leicester Castle, training at Codford camp, trench warfare in France Sep. - Nov. 1918, travels in France as batman to Lieutenant Hix and return to Australia on H.M.A.S. Port Melbourne Aug. 1919
  • Source
    Presented by N. Brierley, 1946 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 letters
    Microfilm copy available at: CY 4930, frames 149 - 243
    Digital order no:Album ID : 1037131
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