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423247
  • Title
    Horace Gray field message book, November 23-December 13, 1915
  • Creator
  • Call number
    MLMSS 1837
  • Level of description
    Collection
  • Date

    Nov. 23-Dec. 13, 1915
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    423247
  • Issue Copy
    Digitised : 2014
  • Physical Description
    0.03 metres of textual material (1 folder) - manuscript, printed
  • ADMINISTRATIVE/ BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY

    Regimental Sergeant Major Horace Arthur Leslie Gray, a clerk of Leichhardt, Sydney enlisted for the Boer War in May 1903, aged 18. He listed his occupation as Rotary Machinist (printing) when he re-enlisted in the 19th Battalion, Feb. 1915. He served in Egypt, Gallipoli and France and was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal for conspicuous gallantry at Pozieres. He was killed by a sniper at Fleurs while he was talking to General Holmes, pointing out the position of the snipers, 10 Nov. 1916
  • Scope and Content
    Messages received and transmitted at Gallipoli, 23 Nov.-13 Dec. 1915
  • Source
    Presented by Fred. P.J. Gray, 1918
  • Copying Conditions
    Copyright status:: In copyright
    Research & study copies allowed: Author has been deceased for more than 50 years
    Copyright holder:: State Library of New South Wales
    Rights and Restrictions Information:: No publication without prior written approval of copyright holder
    Please acknowledge: : Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales
  • General note

    State Library of New South Wales collection of World War I papers
    Microfilm copy available at: CY 4378
    Digital order no:Album ID : 850339
  • Conservation note

    Requires rehousing.
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