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864175
  • Title
    Harris war diaries, 1915-1919 / Benjamin Harris
  • Creator
  • Level of description
    Collection
  • Date

    1915-1919
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    864175
  • Physical Description
    0.05 metres of textual material (1 box) - manuscript
  • ADMINISTRATIVE/ BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY

    Corporal Benjamin Harris, seaman, enlisted in the Australian Imperial Forces on 7 May 1915 and embarked on HMAT A11 'Ascanius' from Melbourne, 10 Nov. 1915. He served in the 8th Field Ambulance in the Canal Zone, Egypt to June 1916 and in France and Belgium to 30 Jan. 1916, as cook and stretcher bearer. He was invalided to England in July 1918, embarked for Australia in October, arriving 21 Dec. 1918 and was discharged 5 Feb. 1919
  • Scope and Content
    ITEM 01
    Benjamin Harris narrative, 3 May 1915-22 November 1916

    ITEM 02
    Benjamin Harris narrative, 2 December 1916-23 December 1918

    ITEM 03
    Benjamin Harris diary, 3 May 1915-5 February 1919
  • Source
    Purchased from B. Harris, 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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