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  • Title
    McKinley diaries, 1915-1916 / Thomas John McKinley
  • Creator
  • Call number
    MLMSS 2784
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  • Type of material
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  • Issue Copy
    Digitised : 2014
  • Physical Description
    0.03 metres of textual material - manuscript

    Private Thomas John McKinley, a cycle tyre vulcaniser of Melbourne, Vic. was born in Greenponds, Tasmania. He enlisted with the 8th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement, A.I.F at Broadmeadows Camp in Melbourne on March 8, 1915. McKinley's unit embarked from Port Melbourne on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on 17 June 1915. He served in Egypt, the Dardanelles, France and Belgium and was killed in action in Belgium, 11 Sept. 1916.
  • Scope and Content
    The 3 diaries describe McKinley's journey to Egypt aboard the S.S. Wandilla June 17-July 15, 1915, his experiences in Egypt July 16-Aug. 3, 1915, in the Dardanelles Aug. 4-22, 1915 and in France and Belgium, 1916, including treatment for wounds and enteric fever in Lemnos, Malta and England.

    ITEM 01
    Thomas McKinley diary, 8 March 1915-25 April 1916

    ITEM 02
    Thomas McKinley diary, 25 April 1916-26 August 1916

    ITEM 03
    Thomas McKinley diary, 26 August 1916-9 September 1916
  • Source
    Purchased from T. McKinley, 1919 Part of the European War Collecting Project (also known as the Soldiers' Diaries Collection or War Diaries Collection), established by the Trustees of the Mitchell Library in 1918
  • Copying Conditions
    Copyright status:: In copyright
    Copyright holder:: State Library of New South Wales
    Rights and Restrictions Information:: May be copied for reference and publication
    Please acknowledge: : Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales
  • General note

    Microfilm available at CY 4386
    Digitised from the microfilm copy in 2007
    State Library of New South Wales collection of World War I diaries
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