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422493
  • Title
    Crooks war diary, 11 February 1915 - 24 May 1918 / Thomas Ray Crooks
  • Creator
  • Call number
    MLMSS 838
  • Level of description
    Collection
  • Date

    11 February 1915 - 24 May 1918
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    422493
  • Issue Copy
    Digitised : 2011
  • Physical Description
    0.05 metres of textual material (1 folder) - manuscript
  • ADMINISTRATIVE/ BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY

    Lieutenant T. R. Crooks, a coachman of New Lambton, New South Wales was born in Hobart, Tasmania and was aged 30 when he enlisted at Liverpool, New South Wales, 30 Dec. 1914. He embarked from Sydney on board HMAT A48 Seang Bee, 11 Febr. 1915 and served in the 13th and 45th Battalions. He took part in campaigns in the Dardanelles, France and Belgium and was wounded in action in France, 6 Aug. 1916. He was awarded the Military Cross for conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty, Mar. 1917. He was returned to Australia as a disciplinary case after being AWOL for 4 days, 13 Mar. 1918
  • Scope and Content
    Describes experiences while training in Egypt, in action in the war zones and during rest periods in England
  • Source
    Purchased from T. R. Crooks, 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

    Microfilm available at CY 4893, frames 1 - 144
    State Library of New South Wales collection of World War I diaries
    Digital order no:Album ID : 971393
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