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865403
  • Title
    Harris diaries, 17 August 1914-27 December 1918 / Robert Harris
  • Creator
  • Level of description
    Collection
  • Date

    17 August 1914-27 December 1918
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    865403
  • Issue Copy
    Digitised : 2011
  • Physical Description
    0.05 metres of textual material (1 box) - manuscript, printed
  • ADMINISTRATIVE/ BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY

    Robert Harris, a schoolteacher from Glen Innes, N.S.W. embarked from Sydney aged 20 on HMAT A35 Berrima, 19 Aug. 1914, and served with the Machine Gun Section, 2nd Battalion of the Australian Infantry Forces. He saw action in New Guinea, France and at Gallipoli. He was promoted to Lance Corporal 1 Oct. 1914, received officer training in England Oct. 1917-June 1918 and was attached to machine gun sections of the 9th, 11th and 12th Battalions. Harris was wounded Sept. 1918, recuperated in England and returned to France Dec. 1918. He returned to Australia on the Katoomba, Sept. 1919
  • Scope and Content
    ITEM 01
    Robert Harris diary, 17 August 1914-3 January 1915

    ITEM 02
    Robert Harris diary, 24 July 1915-30 March 1916

    ITEM 03
    Robert Harris diary, 30 March 1916- 28 March 1917

    ITEM 04
    Robert Harris diary, 4 April 1917-27 December 1918

    ITEM 05
    Robert Harris postcard sent from Belgium, 27 July 1916

    ITEM 06
    Robert Harris postcard, 9 Sept. 1914
  • Source
    Purchased from Robert Harris. 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

    Microfilm available at CY 416, frames 1 - 272
    State Library of New South Wales collection of World War I diaries
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