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863036
  • Title
    Gower war diaries, 24 April-19 September 1915 / George Ernest Gower
  • Creator
  • Level of description
    Collection
  • Date

    24 April-19 September 1915
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    863036
  • Issue Copy
    Microfilm : CY 4937, frames 1-131
  • Physical Description
    0.05 metres of textual material (manuscript)
  • ADMINISTRATIVE/ BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY

    Private George Ernest Gower, a grocer of Brisbane, Queensland first enlisted 14 Aug. 1914 and embarked for garrison duty on Thursday Island. On 16 Aug. 1914 he embarked on troopship Kanowna to take part in the capture of German New Guinea, returning to Townsville where he was discharged without participating in the capture, Sept. 1914. He was 23 years when he re-enlisted on 10 Nov. 1914 and embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on Transport A40 Ceramic, 22 Dec. 1914. He served as a stretcher bearer with the 15th Battalion, Australian Army Medical Corps in Gallipoli 24 Apr. 1915-18 July 1915 and was invalided to Australia with shell shock on the Themistocles, 8 May 1916
  • Scope and Content
    ITEM 01
    George Gower war diary, 24 April-9 June 1915 (CY 4937, frames 1-34)

    ITEM 02
    George Gower war diary, 11 June-18 July 1915 (CY 4937, frames 35-75)

    ITEM 03
    Envelope addressed to Mr A. Gower, 19 September 1915 (CY 4937, frames 76-79)

    ITEM 04
    George Gower diary copy, 24 April-18 July 1915 (CY 4937, frames 80-131)
  • Source
    Purchased from G. Gower, 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
  • General note

    State Library of New South Wales collection of World War I diaries
  • Conservation note

    Requires rehousing
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