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423301
  • Title
    Balme letter and diary, 29 April 1918 / Gerald Archibald Balme
  • Creator
  • Call number
    MLDOC 1286
  • Level of description
    Collection
  • Date

    29 April 1918
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    423301
  • Issue Copy
    Digitised : 2014
  • Physical Description
    0.05 metres of textual material (1 folder) - manuscript
  • ADMINISTRATIVE/ BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY

    Gerald Archibald Balme, insurance inspector of Geelong, Victoria embarked on HMAT A16 Port Melbourne 21 Oct. 1916 and fought with the 29th Battalion, 10th Reinforcement in France and Belgium. He was gassed 18 Mar. 1918 and admitted to the County of Middlesex War Hospital, St. Albans. He attended Senior Officers School, Aldershot July-Aug. 1918 and returned to Australia on the Port Melbourne 5 July 1919
  • Scope and Content
    Letter to his wife from England, 29 Apr. 1918 enclosing MS. transcript of his shorthand diary kept as the sergeant of a working party on Messines Ridge, Belgium, 15 Nov. - 18 Dec. 1917
  • Source
    Purchased from G. Balme, 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<br>
    Rights and Restrictions Information:: May be copied for reference and publication<br>
    Please acknowledge: : Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales
  • General note

    State Library of New South Wales collection of World War I papers
    Available on microfilm : CY 4887, frames 52 - 66
    Digital order no:Album ID : 1025715
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