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  • Title
    Melly diaries, 3 January 1917-12 July 1918 / Oscar Melly
  • Creator
  • Level of description
  • Date

    3 January 1917-12 July 1918
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
  • Physical Description
    0.05 metres of textual material (1 box) - manuscript, printed

    Gunner O. Melly, miner of Haymarket, NSW enlisted aged 43, 9 May 1916 and embarked from Sydney on board HMAT A30 Borda, 17 Oct. 1916. He served 9 months in France and Belgium in the 1st Medium Artillery, 3rd Reinforcements, Heavy Truck Motor Battery, A.I.F. in the battle areas of Ypres and Bullecourt. He was sent to England to convalesce from the effects of gas, returning to France in Feb. 1918
  • Scope and Content
    ITEM 01
    Oscar Melly diaries, 3 January 1917-12 July 1918

    ITEM 02
    Oscar Melly letters, 3 January 1917-27 May 1918

    ITEM 03
    Oscar Melly miscellaneous papers, 8 February-12 July 1918
  • Source
    Purchased from O. Melly, 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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