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422470
  • Title
    L. W. Sutherland papers, 24 September 1914-1919
  • Creator
  • Level of description
    Collection
  • Date

    24 September 1914-1919
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    422470
  • Issue Copy
    Microfilm : CY 4905, frames 256-690
  • Physical Description
    (2") box
    0.05 metres of textual material (1 box) - manuscript
  • ADMINISTRATIVE/ BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY

    Leslie William Sutherland, a carpenter of Murrumbeena, Victoria enlisted with 1st Signal Troop (1st Light Horse Brigade) aged 21, 19 Aug. 1914 and embarked from Melbourne on board Transport A10 Karroo, 20 Oct. 1914. He served in Egypt and the Dardanelles, 1914-1916. He then served as a pilot with the 1st Squadron of the Australian Flying Corps in Palestine, later compiling an official history of this squadron and in 1935 publishing a book on it. He was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal, 1917 and the Military Cross, 1918. He was appointed Flying Officer (Pilot) in Egypt, Jan. 1919 and returned to Australia on HT Port Sydney, Mar. 1919
  • Scope and Content
    ITEM 01
    Leslie William Sutherland diary, 24 September 1914 - 23 September 1915

    ITEM 02
    Leslie William Sutherland, 1 January-13 December 1916

    ITEM 03
    Leslie William Sutherland Order book, 1915

    ITEM 04
    Leslie William Sutherland's account of operations of the 1st Squadron, A.F.C., 40th wing, R.F.C., 1917-1919
  • Source
    Purchased in 1952
  • General note

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