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872514
  • Title
    Pye diaries and papers, 14 December 1914-10 January 1919 / Joseph Henry Pye
  • Creator
  • Level of description
    Collection
  • Date

    14 December 1914-10 January 1919
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    872514
  • Issue Copy
    Digitised : 2012
  • Physical Description
    0.05 metres of textual material - manuscript
  • ADMINISTRATIVE/ BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY

    Joseph Henry Pye, a foreman baker of Burwood, Sydney, was born in Mudgee, N.S.W. He enlisted in 1914 at the age of 42 and embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A35 Berrima, 22 Dec. 1914. He served with the 5th Divisional Train, 5th Field Bakery in Egypt and France. He was promoted to honorary captain March 1917 and returned to Australia 14 Feb. 1919 on the Somali.
    The 5th Australian Field Bakery was formed at Tel-el-Kebir on 5 March 1916 with Capt. J. H. Pye in charge. It was transferred to Rouen, France on 3 July 1916. On 29 Apr. 1918 it was amalgamated with the 4th A.I.F. Bakery, and on 31 Aug. 1918, with the 1st and 3rd Bakeries.
  • Scope and Content
    ITEM 01
    Joseph Pye diary, 3 December 1915-17 February 1919, and diary of the 5th Australian Field Bakery 5 March 1916-1 September 1918

    ITEM 02
    The 5th Australian Field Bakery war diary, July 1918

    ITEM 03
    Joseph Pye miscellaneous papers 14 December 1914-19 January 1919

    ITEM 04
    Joseph Pye miscellaneous papers, 1918

    ITEM 05
    Joseph Pye war photographs, 1916-1919
  • Source
    Source unknown 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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