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422399
  • Title
    De Mouncey diary, 31 May 1917-21 November 1918 / Ernest de Mouncey
  • Creator
  • Call number
    MLMSS 1839
  • Level of description
    Collection
  • Date

    31 May 1917-21 November 1918
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    422399
  • Issue Copy
    Digitised : 2014
  • Physical Description
    1 volume
  • ADMINISTRATIVE/ BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY

    Sapper E. de Mouncey, a clerk telegraphist of Perth, Western Australia, was born in Ballarat, Victoria. He was aged 42 when he enlisted and embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A68 Anchises, 8 August 1917. He served with the 16th Reinforcements of the 4th Divisional Signallers in France and Belgium, 1917-1918. He returned to Australia Nov. 1918 and was discharged as medically unfit.
  • Scope and Content
    Part I was mainly written on board H.M.A.T. Anchises, describing voyage to England via Panama Canal, July-Sep. 1917. Part II was written on board S.S. Runic on return voyage from England to Fremantle, Western Australia, Sep.-Nov. 1918.
    Includes retrospective account of experiences in France and Belgium ca. Oct. 1917 - June 1918, when he was evacuated from the firing line suffering from shell shock and experiences in England, Aug.- Sep. 1918 following treatment in French hospitals
  • Source
    Presented by P.E.C. de Mouncey, 1920 (son of Ernest de Mouncey) 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:: assignee of Ernest de Mouncey
    Research & study copies allowed:
    Approval for publication required:
    Please acknowledge: : Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales and Courtesy copyright holder
  • General note

    Digitised in 2014
    Available on microfilm : CY 4884, frames 137 - 212
    State Library of New South Wales collection of World War I diaries
    Digital order no:Album ID : 1064054
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