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  • Title
    Colley-Priest diary, 9 November 1915-11 June 1919 / Langford Wellman Colley-Priest
  • Creator
  • Level of description
  • Date

    9 November 1915-11 June 1919
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
  • Physical Description
    0.10 metres of textual material (2 volumes) - manuscript, printed

    Private L.W. Colley-Priest, warehouseman of Neutral Bay, Sydney, was born in Glebe Point, Sydney. He enlisted at Liverpool aged 24 years, 19 May 1915 and embarked from Sydney on SS Beltana, Nov. 1915 to serve as a stretcher-bearer with the 8th Field Ambulance A.I.F. in Egypt and France, 15 Dec. 1915-11 June 1919. He was awarded the Military Medal for bravery in the field while carrying wounded to Bellewaarde Ridge under heavy fire. He returned to Sydney on HMAT China, in May 1919.
    An abridged version of his diary was published under the title "The 8th Australian Field Ambulance on active service : a brief account of its history and services from 4 Aug. 1915 - 5 Mar. 1919", Sydney, D.S. Ford, 1919. A signed copy is held in the Mitchell Library (940.939/P)
  • Scope and Content
    ITEM 01
    Langford Colley-Priest diary, 9 November 1915-11 June 1919

    ITEM 02
    Langford Colley-Priest diary transcript, 9 November 1915-11 June 1919
  • Source
    Purchased June 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
  • General note

    State Library of New South Wales collection of World War I diaries
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