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423393
  • Title
    Iles war diary, 1914-1919 / G. H. Iles
  • Creator
  • Call number
    MLMSS 1988
  • Level of description
    Collection
  • Date

    1914-1919
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    423393
  • Issue Copy
    Digitised : 2014
  • Physical Description
    0.03 metres of textual material (1 folder) - manuscript
  • ADMINISTRATIVE/ BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY

    George Henry Iles was born in England in 1883. He joined the Royal Navy in 1912 as a ship’s cook. He was on loan from the Royal Navy to the Royal Australian Navy, from 1912 to 1921, served as Ship’s Cook on HMAS Melbourne throughout the war and was was promoted to Chief Petty Officer Cook in the Royal Navy in 1920
  • Scope and Content
    Describes the movements of the Melbourne, i.a. the capture of Samoa, Nauru and German New Guinea, Aug.-Sep. 1914, convoying Australian troopships to Port Said, Sep.-Nov. 1914, the sinking of the Emden by the Sydney, Nov. 1914, patrolling off North America and West Indies, Nov. 1914 - Aug. 1916, patrolling and convoying in the North Atlantic, Aug. 1916 - Nov. 1918, the surrender of the German Fleet, Nov. 1918, and the return to Australia, 25 Feb. - 26 May 1919
  • Source
    Purchased from Chief Petty Officer Iles, 1919
  • 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
    Digital order no:Album ID : 1037163
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