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  • Title
    Martin diaries, 25 October 1916-31 December 1917 / Edwin John Martin
  • Creator
  • Level of description
  • Date

    25 October 1916-31 December 1917
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
  • Issue Copy
    Partially Microfilmed : CY 4944, frames 202-366 (MLMSS 2881, Items 4-6)
  • Physical Description
    0.05 metres of textual material (1 box) - manuscript

    Private Edwin John Martin, a journalist of Darlinghurst, Sydney was born in Kyneton, Victoria, and first enlisted with the 3rd Battalion at Liverpool, New South Wales on 2 July 1915, aged 39. He was discharged as medically unfit, 22 Oct. 1915. He enlisted again 22 May 1916, embarked from Sydney on board HMAT A11 Ascanius, 25 Oct. 1916 and served in France with the 56th Battalion, transferring to the 20th Battalion, 5th Brigade, 2nd Division, Mar. 1917. He was invalided to Australia on HT A35 Berrima, 31 Oct. 1917 and discharged as medically unfit, Mar. 1918
  • Scope and Content
    ITEMS 1-3
    Diaries and notebooks written in Gurney's shorthand

    ITEM 4
    E. J. Martin diary, 25 October 1916-3 February 1917

    ITEM 05
    E. J. Martin diary, 3 February-2 May 1917

    ITEM 06
    E. J. Martin diary, 6 May-31 December 1917
  • Source
    Purchased from E. J. Martin, 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
  • Conservation note

    Requires rehousing.
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