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  • Title
    Probert war diaries, 21 August 1914-19 September 1919 / John Keith Probert
  • Creator
  • Level of description
    Collection
  • Date

    21 August 1914-19 September 1919
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    872513
  • Issue Copy
    Digitised : 2014
  • Physical Description
    0.05 metres of textual material
  • ADMINISTRATIVE/ BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY

    Lieutenant John Keith Probert, an engineering fitter of Broken Hill, New South Wales enlisted in the Australian Expeditionary Force at the age of 20, 21 Aug. 1914, and embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A3 Orvieto, 21 Oct. 1914 to serve with the 2nd Field Engineers in Egypt and Gallipoli. He landed at Gallipoli 25 Apr. 1915 and was promoted to sergeant there. Ill health caused his return to Australia on the Karoola, 2 Dec. 1915. He again embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas, 30 Oct. 1917 and served in France and Belgium 23 Mar. 1918-12 Feb. 1919 with 5th Pioneer Battalion. He was wounded in action, June 1918 and returned to Adelaide, South Australia on the Argyllshire, 18 Sept. 1919
  • Scope and Content
    ITEM 01
    J. Keith Probert diary, 21 August-31 December 1914

    ITEM 02
    J. Keith Probert diary, 1 January-2 December 1915

    ITEM 03
    J. Keith Probert diary, 30 October 1917-31 July 1918

    ITEM 04
    J. Keith Probert diary, 1 August-29 October 1918

    ITEM 05
    J. Keith Probert diary, 29 October 1918-12 February 1919

    ITEM 06
    J. Keith Probert diary, 1 January-19 September 1919
  • Source
    Purchased from J. K. Probert, 1919 and 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
    Rights and Restrictions Information:: May be copied for reference and publication
    Please acknowledge: : Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales
  • General note

    State Library of New South Wales collection of World War I diaries
    Microfilm located at CY 4128, frames 1 - 478
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