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844312
  • Title
    Hodge war diary, 17 December 1915-6 July 1919 / P. Hodge
  • Creator
  • Call number
    MLMSS 2778
  • Level of description
    Collection
  • Date

    17 December 1915-6 July 1919
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    844312
  • Issue Copy
    Digitised : 2014
  • Physical Description
    0.05 metres of textual material - manuscript
  • ADMINISTRATIVE/ BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY

    Percy Hodge, warehouseman of Manly, New South Wales was 21 years old when he enlisted at Victoria Barracks, 16 Oct. 1915. He embarked from Sydney on board HMAT A35 Berrima, 17 Dec. 1915. He served with the 1st Field Ambulance Brigade, Dec. 1915-Jan. 1916, 1st Australian Divisional Ammunition Column, Jan.-Mar. 1916, 6th Battery, Mar.-Oct. 1916, 1st Australian Divisional Artillery Headquarters, Oct. 1916-May 1917 and with the 1st Australian Divisional Signal Company, May 1917-July 1919. he returned to Australia on the Soudan, 12 May 1919
  • Scope and Content
    The diary describes voyage to Egypt on the troopship S.S. Berrima, training camps in Egypt Jan.-Mar. 1916, military action in France and Belgium Mar. 1916-Nov. 1918 including troop movements, enemy bombardments, attachment to telephone staff, observation post duty, offensive on the Somme July 1916, occupation of enemy territory after Armistice Day and return to Sydney May-July 1919 on the Soudan.
  • Source
    Purchased from P. Hodge, 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 4192, frames 71-242
    Digitised from the microfilm copy in 2009
    State Library of New South Wales collection of World War I diaries
    Digital order no:Album ID : 1064042
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