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423112
  • Title
    Silas diary, 1914-1916 / Ellis Silas
  • Creator
  • Call number
    MLMSS 1840
  • Level of description
    Collection
  • Date

    1914-1916
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    423112
  • Issue Copy
    Digitised : 2014
  • Physical Description
    0.03 metres of textual material (1 folder) - Carbon typescript and manuscript
  • ADMINISTRATIVE/ BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY

    Ellis Silas (1885-1972), painter and illustrator, sailed from London to Australia in 1907 and settled in Perth, Western Australia. He enlisted in October 1914 at the age of 30 and was made a private in the 16th Battalion, C Company. He trained as a signaller and embarked for Egypt from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 22 December 1914. His unit landed at Gallipoli on the evening of the 25 April 1915 where he served at Pope's Hill, Quinn's Post and Bloody Angle until 28 May 1915 when he was evacuated to Egypt suffering from shell shock and fever
  • Scope and Content
    Revised (in 1916) version of diary written Aug. 1914-May 1915. Describes training at Blackboy Hill, Western Australia and Williamstown, Victoria, voyage to Egypt on the Ceramic, Dec. 1914-Feb. 1915, experiences in Egypt, Feb.-Apr. 1915, landing at Gallipoli and fighting on the peninsula, Apr.-May 1915, voyage to Alexandria on a hospital ship and treatment in hospital in Heliopolis
  • Source
    Presented by Ellis Silas, ca. 1920. 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
    Please acknowledge: : Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales and Courtesy copyright holder
  • General note

    Microfilm copy available at CY 4437, frames 1-89
    State Library of New South Wales collection of World War I diaries
    Originally titled: Diary of an Anzac
    Digital order no:Album ID : 1064052
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