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877572
  • Title
    Wheat war diaries and narratives, February 1914-ca. 1920 / John Harrison Wheat
  • Creator
  • Level of description
    Collection
  • Date

    February 1914-ca. 1920
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    877572
  • Issue Copy
    Digitised : 2012
  • Physical Description
    0.05 metres of textual material (1 box) - manuscript, typescript
  • ADMINISTRATIVE/ BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY

    John Harrison Wheat, of Woollahra, New South Wales, was born in Sale, Victoria, 3 Aug. 1893. He served as a rating on the submarine AE2 from Feb. 1914 to 30 Apr. 1915 when it was sunk in the Sea of Marmora. He was a prisoner of the Turks, 1915-1918, working on the Baghdad Railway and was repatriated to England on the hospital ship Kanowna, Nov. 1918
  • Scope and Content
    ITEM 01
    John H. Wheat diary, 1914-1916

    ITEM 02
    John H. Wheat diary, 1916-ca. 1920

    ITEM 03
    John H. Wheat narrative, ca. 1914-1920

    ITEM 04
    John H. Wheat papers, ca. 1917-1918

    ITEM 04
    John H. Wheat photographs, ca. 1914-1918
  • Source
    Purchased from John H. Wheat, 1925 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

    John Wheat re-wrote his diaries as a narrative. See diary narrative at MLMSS 3054/Item 3 for transcription
    State Library of New South Wales collection of World War I diaries
    Microfilm : CY 2662, frames 42 - 243
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