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423200
  • Title
    George B. King's account of experiences in World War I, 1915-1919
  • Creator
  • Call number
    MLMSS 1801
  • Level of description
    Collection
  • Date

    1915-1919
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    423200
  • Issue Copy
    Digitised : 2014
  • Physical Description
    0.03 metres of textual material (1 folder) - manuscript
  • ADMINISTRATIVE/ BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY

    Lieutenant George Bower King of Parramatta, New South Wales, enlisted aged 19, 11 Aug. 1915 and embarked from Sydney on board HMAT A14 Euripides, 2 Nov. 1915. He served with the 6th Reinforcements to the 19th Battalion and later with the 4th Battalion in Egypt, France and Belgium, Apr. 1916 - Apr. 1919. He compiled his account of war experiences in April-June 1919
  • Scope and Content
    Describes voyage from Sydney to Suez on the Euripides, Nov. 1915, training camps in Egypt Dec. 1915 - Mar. 1916, trench warfare in France and Belgium Apr. - July 1916, treatment for poisoning and leave in England July - Oct. 1916, further fighting to June 1916 when he was sent to a training camp in England, return to France Oct. 1917, experiences in England Jan. - Mar. 1918, return to front 20 Mar. 1918, experiences i.a. at cadet school in England June 1918 - Jan. 1919, service in Belgium Feb. - Apr. 1919, return voyage to Sydney on the Sardinia Apr. - June 1919
  • Source
    Purchased from Eric Whatley for A. J. Noonan, 1969
  • Copying Conditions
    Copyright status:: In copyright
    Please acknowledge: : Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales and Courtesy copyright holder
  • General note

    State Library of New South Wales collection of World War I diaries
    Microfilm - CY 2462 (frames 106 - 143: MLMSS 1801)
    Digital order no:Album ID : 1043318
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