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981271
  • Title
    Norman Lee Pearce World War I diary, 1 January - 8 November 1916
  • Creator
  • Call number
    MLMSS 8587
  • Level of description
    Collection
  • Date

    1916
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    981271
  • Issue Copy
    Digitised
  • Physical Description
    0.01 metres of textual material (1 folder)
  • ADMINISTRATIVE/ BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY

    Norman Lee Pearce was born in September 1891 at Hillston, in New South Wales. His father Thomas Pearce was a solicitor in Parkes, his mother was Mary Louise Pearce. Norman worked as a surveyor’s assistant before enlisting. His two brothers Thomas and Joseph also fought in WW1 while his sister, also called Mary Louise, remained home in NSW. Norman joined the Australian Imperial Force in Liverpool on 6th April 1915 in the 5th Field Ambulance Unit. He left Australia on 12th May 1915 and served in the above Unit on the Gallipoli Peninsula until evacuated and then transferred to the 13th Field Artillery Brigade on return to Egypt. In November 1916 he fought at the Somme and died there on 20th November 1916. He was buried at 'Cough Drop' Dressing Station near Bazentin le Grand in France.

    Reference:
    The Trust Company Foundation, Media Release
  • Scope and Content
    Gunner Pearce's diary covers his period of service in Egypt and France from January 1916 to November 1916. The diary includes accounts of daily routines, movements of his brigade throughout Egypt and France with references to soldiers killed in action. Some pages in January are filled with lists of names rather than entries and general notes such as names addresses and lists of individuals are included in the back of the diary.

    Leave pass from Signal Duty, July 11, 1916 in back pocket of diary
  • Source
    Presented by The Trust Company Foundation on behalf of Mary Pearce, July 2012
  • Access Conditions

    This material is held offsite and can take up to four days to retrieve.
  • Copying Conditions
    Research & study copies allowed:
    Copyright status:: In copyright
    Copyright holder:: The Trust Company Foundation
  • General note

    State Library of New South Wales collection of World War I diaries.
    Digital order no:Album ID : 996774
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