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  • Title
    Phelps diary, 3 May 1916-11 June 1919 / Edwin Walter Phelps
  • Creator
  • Level of description
  • Date

    3 May 1916-11 June 1919
  • Type of material
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  • Issue Copy
    Microfilm : CY 4885, frames 1-71
  • Physical Description
    0.03 metres of textual material (1 folder) - manuscript

    Private Edwin Walter Phelps, a clerk of Ryde, New South Wales, enlisted 20 April 1916 at the age of 15 years 10 months and embarked from Sydney on board HMAT A68 Anchises, 24 Aug. 1916. He served with the 45th Battalion until he was transferred to the 13th Battalion on 8 March 1917. He was wounded and taken prisoner in Apr. 1917 at Bullecourt in France while attacking the Hindenburg line, was repatriated in Dec. 1918 and returned to Sydney on the China, 11 June 1919
  • Scope and Content
    ITEM 01
    Edwin Walter Phelps war narrative, 24 August 1916-22 December 1918

    ITEM 02
    Edwin Walter Phelps diary, 3 May 1916-11 June 1919
  • Source
    Purchased from E. W. Phelps, 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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