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873558
  • Title
    Smyth war narrative, 28 March-12 June 1919 / A. McVicker Smyth
  • Creator
  • Call number
    MLMSS 3041
  • Level of description
    Collection
  • Date

    28 March-12 June 1919
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    873558
  • Physical Description
    0.03 metres of textual material (1 folder) - manuscript
  • ADMINISTRATIVE/ BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY

    Private Alan McVicker Smyth, a clerk of Sydney, New South Wales enlisted aged 19 years, 20 June 1916 and embarked from Sydney on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 7 October 1916. He served in France from 1916 with the 4th Australian Infantry battalion. He took part in the Allied offensive 8 Aug.-6 Oct. 1918 in the Abbeville area of France. After the Armistice he served in Belgium before returning to Australia on the Boorora, 6 July 1919
  • Scope and Content
    Describes the Allied offensive and the collapse of the Hindenburg Line 8 Aug.-6 Oct. 1916, giving some details of battle formations, the number of prisoners taken and guns captured
  • Source
    Purchased from A. Smyth, 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
    Digital order no:Album ID : 997503
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