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872459
  • Title
    Murphy war diary, 18 October 1914-14 January 1916 / Samuel Thomas Michael Murphy
  • Creator
  • Call number
    MLMSS 2891
  • Level of description
    Collection
  • Date

    18 October 1914-14 January 1916
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    872459
  • Issue Copy
    Digitised : 2014
  • Physical Description
    0.03 metres of textual material (1 folder) - manuscript
  • ADMINISTRATIVE/ BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY

    Samuel Murphy, a carter of Camperdown, New South Wales enlisted aged 31, on 17 Aug. 1914 and embarked from Sydney on board Transport A19 Afric, 18 Oct. 1914. He served with the 1st Battalion, Australian Imperial Forces at Gallipoli as Cook Sergeant. He was wounded 8 Aug. 1915 and invalided to Mudros and England where on 19 Nov. 1915 he was transferred to a convalescent hospital. He returned to Australia on the Ascanius, 30 Apr. 1916
  • Scope and Content
    Describes voyage from Sydney to Egypt on the S. S. Afric Oct.-Nov. 1914, action at Gallipoli 26 Apr.-16 Aug. 1915 and recuperation in England after being wounded. The diary was lost and events between 24 Apr.-27 May 1915 are described by Robert Irvine, Cook Sergeant of the 9th Battalion. The original writing continues from 29 May 1915.
  • Source
    Purchased from T. Murphy, 1921 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<br>
  • Published Information
    An expanded version of the diary covering the period 6 Aug. 1914-4 May 1916 is printed in the Anzac Memorial, 1917, 2nd ed., Sydney, The Returned Soldiers Association, held in the Mitchell Library at ML940.425/IDI
  • General note

    State Library of New South Wales collection of World War I diaries
    Digital order no:Album ID : 997893
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