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423106
  • Title
    Benson war diary kept while a prisoner of war in Germany, 1917-1918 / Claude Corderoy Benson
  • Creator
  • Call number
    MLMSS 885
  • Level of description
    Collection
  • Date

    1917-1918
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    423106
  • Issue Copy
    Digitised : 2014
  • Physical Description
    0.05 metres of textual material (1 folder) - Typescript with MS. corrections and additions
  • ADMINISTRATIVE/ BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY

    Corporal Claude Corderoy Benson, a tailor of Kogarah, Sydney was born in Armidale, New South Wales and enlisted at Liverpool, 6 June 1915. He embarked from Sydney on board HMAT A9 Shropshire, 20 Aug. 1915 and served with the 13th Battalion A.I.F. He was captured 11 Apr. 1917 on the Hindenburg Line near Riencourt, France
  • Scope and Content
    Describes capture, confinement in France and Germany and experiences at the Exchange Barrack at Gustrow, Germany where he cared for sick prisoners. He describes the camp and hospital at Gustrow and escape from Aachen into Holland. Includes postcard photographs of Gustrow Camp, some with letters to his wife on back, 23 Jan.-29 July 1918
  • Source
    Purchased from Claude Benson, July 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
  • Copying Conditions
    Copyright status:: In copyright
    Copyright holder:: State Library of New South Wales
    Rights and Restrictions Information:: May be copied for reference and publication
    Please acknowledge: : Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales
  • General note

    State Library of New South Wales collection of World War I diaries
    Microfilm located at CY 3662, frames 1 - 72
    Digital order no:Album ID : 1063845
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