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862632
  • Title
    Brooks war diary, 23 October 1916-19 November 1918 / J. Brooks
  • Call number
    MLMSS 1276
  • Level of description
    Collection
  • Date

    23 October 1916-19 November 1918
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    862632
  • Issue Copy
    Digitised : 2014
  • Physical Description
    0.05 metres of textual material (1 folder) - manuscript
  • ADMINISTRATIVE/ BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY

    John Brooks, clerk of Parkside, South Australia embarked from Adelaide on board HMAT A16 Port Melbourne, 23 Oct. 1916 and served with the 50th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement in France and Belgium until wounded on 24 April 1918. He returned to Australia 15 Sept. 1918
  • Scope and Content
    Describes voyage to England on the Port Melbourne, Oct.-Dec. 1916, training at Codford Camp, Jan.-Aug. 1917 and trench warfare in France and Belgium Aug. 1917-Apr. 1918. Includes hospital treatment in England after losing a leg, May-Sept. 1918 and return to Australia aboard the Arawa, Sept.-Nov. 1918
  • Source
    Purchased from J. Brooks, ca. 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
    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
    Microfilm copy available at CY 4709, frames 54 - 102
    Digital order no:Album ID : 1030915
  • Conservation note

    Requires rehousing
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