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843766
  • Title
    Peterson diaries and sketches, 1 January 1916-3 May 1917 / William Peterson
  • Creator
  • Level of description
    Collection
  • Date

    1 January 1916-3 May 1917
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    843766
  • Issue Copy
    Digitised : 2014
  • Physical Description
    0.05 metres of textual material (1 box) - manuscript
  • ADMINISTRATIVE/ BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY

    William Peterson, a telephone lineman of Warwick, Queensland had previously served with the Australians in the South African War in 1896, and the British 2nd Dragoon Guards 1900-1908. He enlisted with the A.I.F. on 23 Aug. 1914 aged 33 and embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board A15 Star Of England, 24 Sept. 1914.
    He served with the 2nd Light Horse Brigade in Egypt and Gallipoli, 1915, and in the Romani Campaign in the Sinai Peninsular, 1916-1917. He was wounded in the Battle of Rafa, 16 April 1917 and invalided back to Australia, arriving in Brisbane 3 May 1917.
  • Scope and Content
    ITEM 01
    William Peterson diary, 1 January 1916-13 August 1916

    ITEM 02
    William Peterson diary, 1 November 1916-3 May 1917

    ITEM 03
    William Peterson sketches of Turkish positions, 9 August 1916
  • Source
    Purchased from W. Peterson, 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:: Mitchell Library, 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

    Microfilm copy available at CY 2472
    Digitised from the microfilm copy
    State Library of New South Wales collection of World War I diaries
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