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1037303
  • Title
    Reginald T. Salisbury World War I diary, 11 August 1914-11 August 1917
  • Creator
  • Call number
    MLMSS 8957
  • Level of description
    fonds
  • Date

    1914-1917
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    1037303
  • Issue Copy
    Digitised : 2014
  • Physical Description
    0.04 metres of textual material (1 box)
  • ADMINISTRATIVE/ BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY

    Reginald Thomas Salisbury was born 19 January 1894, he served in the South Atlantic Squadron and then later in the Pacific Squadron of the Royal Navy on H.M.S. Orama. The Orama was an armed merchant cruiser that participated in both the Battle of Coronel and Falkland Islands. After action in the South Atlantic ocean the Orama came to Sydney, N.S.W. for repairs in October 1915. She was transferred to the South Eastern patrol on 27 November 1915. When conveying Australian troops, she was hit by a German submarine ca. 28 October 1917.

    Reginald Salisbury emmigrated to Australia in 1927 and died in November 1961.
  • Scope and Content
    Diary details Squadron movements, casualties, and battles. Also lists crew of the H.M.S. Orama and the fellow ships on the South Atlantic Station.
  • Source
    Purchased from Reginald T. Salisbury in May 2013
  • Access Conditions

    This material is held offsite and can take up to four days to retrieve.
  • Copying Conditions
    Copyright status:: In Copyright
    Research & study copies allowed:
    Please acknowledge: : Mitchell Library, State Library of NSW and Courtesy copyright holder
  • General note

    State Library of New South Wales collection of World War I diaries
    Digital order no:Album ID : 1218994
  • Conservation note

    Diary is extremely fragile, very crumbly and falling apart.
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