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887685
  • Title
    Gillett war narrative, 6 March 1916-30 July 1920 / Walter Edward Gillett
  • Creator
  • Call number
    MLMSS 1585
  • Level of description
    Collection
  • Date

    6 March 1916-30 July 1920
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    887685
  • Issue Copy
    Digitised : 2014
  • Physical Description
    0.03 metres of textual material (1 volume) - carbon typescript
  • ADMINISTRATIVE/ BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY

    Walter Edward Gillett, an orchardist of Kalamunda, Western Australia was born in Oxfordshire, England and enlisted in the Australian Imperial Forces on 6 Mar. 1916 at the age of 42. He embarked from Fremantle on board HMAT A66 Uganda, 20 Sept. 1916 and served in France from Dec. 1917 with the 51st Battalion. He was promoted to lance-corporal Feb. 1917 and later to sergeant. He transferred to a clerical position in 1917 and was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal in 1919. He served at the A.I.F. Headquarters, London from Feb. 1919 to May 1920, returning to Australia on the Kigoma, 30 July 1920
  • Scope and Content
    Describes his experiences in military camps in Blackboy Hill, Western Australia, Codford in England and action in France and Belgium
  • Source
    Purchased from W.E. Gillett, 1921 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<br>
    Rights and Restrictions Information:: May be copied for reference and publication<br>
    Please acknowledge: : Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales
  • General note

    Compiled in 1920 and originally titled 'A Chat from Khaki'.
    State Library of New South Wales collection of World War I diaries
    Digital order no:Album ID : 1037146
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