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  • Title
    O'Donnell diary, 6 December 1917-29 April 1918 / James Francis O'Donnell
  • Creator
  • Call number
    MLMSS 2934
  • Level of description
    Collection
  • Date

    6 December 1917-29 April 1918
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    872468
  • Issue Copy
    Digitised : 2014
  • Physical Description
    0.03 metres of textual material (1 folder) - manuscript
  • ADMINISTRATIVE/ BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY

    Sergeant J. F. O'Donnell, a sporting journalist of Marrickville, Sydney was born in Bungaree, Victoria and enlisted at Sydney aged 30, 18 May 1916. He left for France on the Ceramic, 7 Oct. 1916 and served in France and Belgium with the C Company of the 30th Battalion, 8th Brigade, 5th Division, A.I.F. He was wounded in action, 17 Mar. 1917, hospitalised in England and gassed 20 Apr. 1918, and was invalided to Australia on the Khyber 31 Mar. 1919. He was a contributor to The Digger
  • Scope and Content
    Diary describes battles in France and Belgium, and includes descriptions of billeting with a French family over Christmas, and of boxing tournaments he organised. The volume was also used as a notebook for his writings 18 May 1916-Apr. 1918, including poems and accounts of Bapaume, 17 Mar. 1917
  • Source
    Purchased from J. F. O'Donnell, 1920 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
    Copyright holder:: State Library of New South Wales<br>
    Rights and Restrictions Information:: May be copied for reference and publication<br>
    Please acknowledge: : Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales
  • General note

    State Library of New South Wales collection of World War I diaries
    Digital order no:Album ID : 997901
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