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422458
  • Title
    Burrell diaries, 20 December 1915-1 July 1919 / William Henry Thornhill Burrell
  • Creator
  • Level of description
    Collection
  • Date

    20 December 1915-1 July 1919
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    422458
  • Issue Copy
    Microfilm : CY 4952, frames 1-215
  • Physical Description
    (2") box
  • ADMINISTRATIVE/ BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY

    Sapper W. Burrell, a railway signalman of Camperdown, Sydney, and born in Pyrmont, Sydney, New South Wales, was 22 years when he enlisted on 15 Nov. 1915. He embarked from Sydney on board HMAT A60 Aeneas, 20 Dec. 1915 and served as a stretcher-bearer with B. Company 17th Battalion 5 Infantry Brigade A.I.F. in France and Belgium Apr. 1916 - Sep. 1917. He was wounded when carrying injured men from the front line near Westhoek, 20 Sept. 1917 and was awarded the Military Medal for bravery in the field. After treatment in England he returned to France with a railway unit, the 4th Australian B.G.R.O. Company and returned to Australia on the Zealandia, 11 May 1919
  • Scope and Content
    ITEM 01
    William Burrell diary, 20 December 1915-12 November 1916

    ITEM 02
    William Burrell diary, 1 May 1917-15 June 1918

    ITEM 03
    William Burrell diary, 16 June 1918-1 July 1919

    ITEM 04
    Carte des Bombardements de Dunkerque, annotated by William Burrell, 1914-1918
  • Source
    Purchased from W. H. Burrell, 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
  • General note

    State Library of New South Wales collection of World War I diaries
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