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844001
  • Title
    Partridge diary, 1914-1917 / Darrell Partridge
  • Creator
  • Call number
    MLMSS 2939
  • Level of description
    Collection
  • Date

    1914-1917
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    844001
  • Issue Copy
    Digitised : 2014
  • Physical Description
    0.03 metres of textual material (1 volume) - manuscript
  • ADMINISTRATIVE/ BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY

    Sergeant Darrell John Partridge, a railway employee of Dungog, New South Wales enlisted aged 23 on Aug. 28 1914 and embarked from Sydney on board Transport A23 Suffolk, 18 October 1914. From July 10 1915 he served with the Australian Army Medical Corps of the 2nd Battalion at Gallipoli and in France. He was promoted to Corporal on Aug. 12 1916 and to Sergeant on Jan. 24 1917. He was hospitalised in England with trench fever, May 1917. He was awarded the Military Medal for bravery in the field at the Battle of Bullecourt and was discharged on Nov. 29 1917.
  • Scope and Content
    Describes the voyage from Sydney to Egypt on the S.S. Suffolk, Oct. 16-Dec. 9, 1914, camp life at Mena Camp near Cairo, experiences at Gallipoli April 25-Nov. 28, 1915 including stretcher bearing during the Lone Pine engagement, military operations in France Mar. 27 1916- May 3 1917 including Battalion movements and engagements at Pozieres and Bullecourt, and return to Sydney Oct. 27, 1917.
  • Source
    Purchased from D. Partridge, 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<br>
    Please acknowledge: : Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales and Courtesy copyright holder<br>
  • General note

    Microfilm available at CY 2982, frames 1 - 56
    State Library of New South Wales collection of World War I diaries
    Digital order no:Album ID : 879074
  • Conservation note

    Requires rehousing.
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