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  • Title
    Vowles war diaries, August 1914-September 1919 / Rupert Taylor Vowles
  • Creator
  • Level of description
  • Date

    August 1914-September 1919
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
  • Issue Copy
    Digitised : 2014

    Rupert Taylor Vowles, an electrician of Burwood, Sydney, was born in Mudgee, New South Wales and enlisted in Sydney, 22 Sept. 1914 where he served as an assistant wireless operator on H.M.A.T. Katuna. On his return to Australia in January 1915 he was discharged.
    Rupert Taylor Vowles was 21 when he re-enlisted in Sydney, 25 Aug. 1915. He embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A19 Afric, 5 Jan. 1916. He trained as a signaler in Sydney and as a sapper in the 1st Signal Squadron, Anzac Mounted Division in Egypt, Sinai and Palestine. He returned to Sydney on HT Burma, 1 Sept. 1919
  • Scope and Content
    ITEM 01
    R. T. Vowles diary, 22 August 1915-23 February 1916

    ITEM 02
    R. T. Vowles diary, 23 February-7 October 1916

    ITEM 03
    R. T. Vowles diary, 8 October 1916-4 June 1918

    ITEM 04
    R. T. Vowles diary, 5 June 1918-1 September 1919

    ITEM 05
    R. T. Vowles diary of the voyage of the HMAT Katuna transporting horses, guns and stores for First Expeditionary Forces to Egypt, 1914-1915

    ITEM 06
    R. T. Vowles diary of the capture of the Emden, November 1914
  • Source
    Purchased from R. T. Vowles, 1920 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
  • General note

    Microfilm available at CY 4863, frames 1 - 325
    Digitised from microfilm 2007
    State Library of New South Wales collection of World War I diaries
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