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422388
  • Title
    Brewer diaries, 1914-1919 / Hector Brewer
  • Creator
  • Level of description
    Collection
  • Date

    1914-1919
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    422388
  • Issue Copy
    Digitised : 2014
  • Physical Description
    (2") box -
  • ADMINISTRATIVE/ BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY

    Hector Brewer, groom, of Marrickville, Sydney enlisted at Randwick aged 19 years, 24 August 1914 and embarked from Sydney on board Transport A23 Suffolk, 18 Oct. 1914. He joined the H. Company, 2nd Battalion as a private and was transferred to the 54th Battalion, 14th Brigade on 27 February 1916. He served in the Gallipoli campaign and in France and Belgium and was promoted corporal in 1916 and lieutenant in 1917. He returned to Australia on the Derbyshire, 23 Mar. 1919 and was discharged from the army Apr. 1919.
  • Scope and Content
    ITEM 01
    Hector Brewer diary, 21 August 1914-31 December 1915

    ITEM 02
    Hector Brewer diary, 19 June 1915-25 December 1916

    ITEM 03
    Hector Brewer diary, 12 June-16 September 1917

    ITEM 04
    Hector Brewer diary, 18 September 1917-1 January 1918

    ITEM 05
    Hector Brewer diary, 7 March-5 August 1918

    ITEM 06
    Hector Brewer diary, 4 August -11 November 1918

    ITEM 07
    Hector Brewer diary, 17 November-12 December 1918

    ITEM 08
    Hector Brewer diary, 21 February-24 April 1919
  • Source
    Purchased from H. Brewer, 1921 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

    The diaries do not cover the periods 1 Jan.-18 June 1916, 26 Dec.-1 June 1917 and 2 Jan.-6 Mar. 1918
    State Library of New South Wales collection of World War I diaries
    Microfilm copy available at CY 2463, frames 1 - 501
  • Conservation note

    Requires rehousing.
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