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872423
  • Title
    MacNamara diary, 19 August 1916-29 May 1919 / John Patrick MacNamara
  • Creator
  • Call number
    MLMSS 2876
  • Level of description
    Collection
  • Date

    19 August 1916-29 May 1919
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    872423
  • Issue Copy
    Digitised
  • Physical Description
    0.03 metres of textual material (1 folder) - manuscript
  • ADMINISTRATIVE/ BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY

    John Patrick MacNamara, an agricultural student of Coff's Harbour, New South Wales was born in Mirboo, Victoria and enlisted at Casula aged 19, 2 Feb. 1916. He embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board RMS Mooltan, 19 Aug. 1916 and served in 1st Light Horse Brigade, and later as a wireless operator with no. 1 squadron, Australian Flying Corps. He was awarded the Military Medal for gallantry in action with Anzac Mounted Division in Egypt, 24 August 1917. He returned to Australia on Port Sydney, 4 March 1919 and was discharged 29 May 1919.
  • Scope and Content
    Diary describes voyage to Egypt on board R.M.S. Mooltan, 19 Aug. - 21 Sept. 1916, training as a signaller in Egypt 22 Sept. 1916-5 Apr. 1917, and experiences in Palestine 6 Apr. 1917-9 Nov. 1918
  • Source
    Presented by J. MacNamara, 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
    Please acknowledge: : Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales and Courtesy copyright holder
  • General note

    State Library of New South Wales collection of World War I diaries
    Digital order no:Album ID : 1064019
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