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  • Title
    Morleville diary, 4 August-15 November 1914 / Anthony de Morleville
  • Creator
  • Call number
    MLDOC 2445
  • Level of description
  • Date

    4 August-15 November 1914
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
  • Issue Copy
    Digitised : 2014
  • Physical Description
    0.03 metres of textual material (1 folder) - manuscript, typescript

    Anthony de Morleville, kitchenhand, enlisted in Sydney, 4 June 1918, after which the enlistment was cancelled due to uncertain nationality, 28 Aug. 1918 (Ref: National Archives of Australia). He stated on his enlistment form he was born in the Channel Islands, Jersey, 2 Jan. 1897. According to information he gave to the Mitchell Library when offering his diary, the author was a native of Belgium and at the outbreak of war fought in the Belgium army for seven months, was severely wounded, invalided to England and then to the United States. He paid passage to Australia, arriving Nov. 1917 and enlisted in the AIF, 16 Nov. 1917, was sent with reinforcements 11 Jan. 1918, 2nd Mar. 1918 with 3rd Brigade, was wounded at Villers Bretonneux in April 1918, sent to hospital in England and later to Australia, arriving Dec. 1918. He stated 'military authorities will repatriate to Belgium'.
  • Scope and Content
    Diary, translated from the French, describing experiences in Belgium, Aug.-Nov. 1914. It is possible that this diary was fabricated for propaganda purposes
  • Source
    Presented by Monsieur de Morleville, no date 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:: assignee of Anthony de Morleville
    Approval for reproduction required:
    Please acknowledge: : Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales and Courtesy copyright holder
  • Finding Aids
  • General note

    Microfilm copy available at CY 4871, frames 106-119
    State Library of New South Wales collection of World War I diaries
    Digital order no:Album ID : 906410
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