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  • Title
    Cameron Desaile Robertson war diaries, 18 October 1914-3 February 1919
  • Creator
  • Level of description
    Collection
  • Date

    18 October 1914-3 February 1919
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    422494
  • Issue Copy
    Digitised : 2012
  • Physical Description
    (2") box
    0.05 metres of textual material (1 box) - manuscript
  • ADMINISTRATIVE/ BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY

    Cameron Desaile Robertson, bookseller of Rozelle, New South Wales was born in Melbourne, Victoria. He enlisted on 11 Aug. 1914 aged 19 years and embarked from Sydney on board HMAT A19 Afric, 18 Oct. 1914. He served with the Australian Army Service Corps and the 4th Pioneer Battalion, was present at the landing at Gallipoli and also served in Egypt and France. He was awarded the Military Cross for actions during operations near Gueudecourt Nov.-Dec. 1916 and hospitalised in England with trench fever Jan. 1918. He returned to Australia on the Kasir-a-Hind, Oct. 1918
  • Scope and Content
    ITEM 01
    Cameron Robertson war diary, 18 October-20 December 1914

    ITEM 02
    Cameron Robertson war diary, 21 December 1914-16 December 1916

    ITEM 03
    Cameron Robertson war diary, 29 December 1916-3 February 1919
  • Source
    Purchased from Cameron Robertson, 1920
  • General note

    State Library of New South Wales collection of World War I diaries
    Microfilm located at: CY 4915, frames 248 - 431
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