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872488
  • Title
    Pearson diaries, 1 May 1916-2 November 1918 / William Pearson
  • Creator
  • Level of description
    Collection
  • Date

    1 May 1916-2 November 1918
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    872488
  • Physical Description
    0.05 metres of textual material
  • ADMINISTRATIVE/ BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY

    Private W. Pearson, a clerk of Leichhardt, New South Wales enlisted aged 22 and embarked from Sydney on HMAT A24 Benalla, 1 May 1916 to serve as a stretcher bearer in the 9th Field Ambulance, 3rd Australian Division, 9th Brigade, A.I.F. He trained at Lark Hill, Salisbury Plains 9 July-14 Nov. 1916, and served in France and Belgium, 24 Nov. 1916-Nov. 1918. He was wounded in action, 2 Oct. 1917 and returned to Australia on HT Port Darwin, 12 June 1919
  • Scope and Content
    ITEM 01
    William Pearson diary, 1 May-13 November 1916

    ITEM 02
    William Pearson diary, 17 November 1916-31 December 1917

    ITEM 03
    William Pearson diary, 5 January-7 November 1918
  • Source
    Purchased from R. Pearson, 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
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