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901802
  • Title
    William George Jones diary, 2 August 1914-25 December 1915
  • Creator
  • Call number
    MLMSS 7977
  • Level of description
    fonds
  • Date

    2 August 1914-25 December 1915
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    901802
  • Issue Copy
    Digitised
  • Physical Description
    0.02 metres of textual material
  • ADMINISTRATIVE/ BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY

    William Jones was born on 19 April 1883 in Limehouse, England. After serving in the Royal Navy from 19 Apr. 1901 to 18 Apr. 1913 he entered the service of the Royal Australian Navy, 16 May 1913 and served on HMAS Pioneer. Pioneer was in Port Phillip Bay, Melbourne when war with Germany was declared on 4 August 1914, and received her orders to withdraw to Australia on 8 August 1916, and was paid off on her return to Sydney on 7 November.
  • Scope and Content
    Diary describes events including life on board ship, sailing for Fremantle to operate on patrol off the Western Australian coast and while on operations, capturing several German ships. In December 1914, Pioneer’s assistance was requested as a blockading ship on the German East African coast, where the German cruiser Konigsberg had taken up shelter in the Rufigi River south of Zanzibar.
    Includes postcard of HMAS Sydney and photograph of William Jones
  • Source
    Purchased from Ms Rhys Davis
  • Access Conditions

    This material is held offsite and can take up to four days to retrieve.
  • General note

    State Library of New South Wales collection of World War I diaries
    Digital order no:Album ID : 1218694
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  • Subject
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