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887659
  • Title
    Sparke letter diary, 23 August 1914-June 1917 / Edward Rashleigh Sparke
  • Creator
  • Level of description
    Collection
  • Date

    23 August 1914-June 1917
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    887659
  • Issue Copy
    Digitised : 2014
  • Physical Description
    0.05 metres of textual material (1 box) - manuscript, typescript
  • ADMINISTRATIVE/ BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY

    Edward Sparke, law clerk of Waratah, New South Wales was born in Newcastle and enlisted in the Infantry, A.I.F. at Sydney, Aug. 1914 aged 19. He embarked on board Transport A14 Euripides, 20 Oct. 1914 and served with the 1st Battalion in Egypt, Gallipoli and France. He was wounded at Bullecourt, France May 1917 and was invalided to Australia on HMAT Euripides, 19 Sept. 1917. He died of pneumonic influenza, 26 June 1919, aged 24
  • Scope and Content
    ITEM 01
    Edward Sparke letter diary, 23 August 1914-June 1917

    ITEM 02
    Edward Sparke diary transcript, 23 August 1914-June 1917
  • Source
    Purchased from E. R. Sparke, no date 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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