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902335
  • Title
    James Kingsley Gorrell diaries, 11 June 1915-3 July 1918
  • Creator
  • Call number
    MAV/FM4/10846
  • Level of description
    Collection
  • Date

    11 June 1915-3 July 1918
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    902335
  • Physical Description
    1 microfilm reel of textual records - 35mm
  • ADMINISTRATIVE/ BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY

    James Kingsley Gorrell, bank clerk of Unanderra, New South Wales enlisted 18 July 1915 aged 23 years and embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A53 Itria, 18 April 1916. He served with the 1st Light Horse Field Ambulance, 16th Reinforcement in Egypt, Sinai and Palestine and returned to Australia 1 Nov. 1919 on board HT Nestor
  • Scope and Content
    MAV/FM4/10846 (frames 1-343)

    1. Diary, 11 June 1915-16 April 1916. Describes obtaining leave from bank, camp at Liverpool, hospital duties and departing on the Melbourne Express, 16 Apr. 1916

    2. Diary, 16 April-5 July 1916 describes embarking from Melbourne, Victoria for Egypt on HMAT A53 Itria, 18 Apr. 1916, activities in camps in Egypt including descriptions of towns and villages and No.3 Australian General Hospital in Abbassia where he was admitted with diarrhoea

    3. Diary, 27 August-14 November 1916 includes work in No. 2 Canteen, Anzac Mounted Divisional Canteens, with notes on astronomy and Egyptian customs

    4. Diary, 1 January-31 October 1917 describes hospitalisation with recurring diarrhoea and return to camp and canteen duties

    5. Diary, 1 November 1917-3 July 1918 includes descriptions of camps and villages in Egypt and general duties

    6. Notes on Sinai and Palestine, Jerusalem trip, 29 April 1918
  • Source
    Lent for copying by Mr Jim Gorrell, 2001
  • General note

    State Library of New South Wales collection of World War I diaries
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