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1014648
  • Title
    Armstrong family papers, 1918
  • Creator
  • Call number
    MLMSS 8831
  • Level of description
    Collection
  • Date

    1918
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    1014648
  • Issue Copy
    Digitised : 2014
  • Physical Description
    0.05 metres of textual material (1 box)
  • ADMINISTRATIVE/ BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY

    John Victor Armstrong was born in June 1899 in Cooper's Shoot on the N.S.W. north coast. He enlisted at Lismore, N.S.W. age 18 in July 1916 and embarked from Sydney on board HMAT Benalla on November 9, 1916. He served in the 5th reinforcement of the 39th Battalion. He was wounded in action in France on June 9, 1918 and was reported to have 'very little hope of recovery'. He did recover, and was returned to Australia on the HT Takada December 24, 1918. He spent the remainder of his working life farming at Cooper's Shoot and raising four children with his wife Grace. He died in September 1967.
  • Scope and Content
    Private Armstrong's diary, kept while he was a member of the 39th Battalion, A.I.F. Includes description of voyage from Australia to England onboard the Benalla, his time in London and experiences in action in the war zone.

    A photocopied letter from Private Armstrong to his family in Australia regarding his wounds and recovery in England

    5 photocopied letters from Sister J. Gray to Private Armstrong's father keeping him informed of his son's injuries

    Photograph of Private Armstrong in London after his recovery from being wounded in France, 1918
  • Source
    Presented by Zoe Long in January 2013
  • Access Conditions

    This material is held offsite and can take up to four days to retrieve.
  • Copying Conditions
    Copyright status:: In copyright
    Copyright holder:: assignee of John Victor Armstrong<br>
    Rights and Restrictions Information:: It is your responsibility to seek permission from the copyright holder<br>
    Please acknowledge: : Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales and Courtesy copyright holder
  • General note

    State Library of New South Wales collection of World War I diaries
    Digital order no:Album ID : 1014663
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