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  • Title
    Sparkes papers, 1914-1919 / William Percival Sparkes
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  • Issue Copy
    Digitised : 2014
  • Physical Description
    0.05 metres (1 box) of textual and graphic material - manuscripts, printed

    Quartermaster-sergeant W.P. Sparkes of Brisbane, Queensland was a locomotive engineer driver aged 32 when he enlisted 20 Aug.1914. He embarked on board HMAT A22 Rangatira, 25 Sept. 1914 and served in the 3rd and 11th Field Artillery Brigade and 4th Divisional Artillery in Egypt, Gallipolli and France. He was wounded at Gallipoli May 1915, hospitalised in Alexandria and returned to Gallipoli until evacuation in Dec. 1915. He received special mention in Divisional Orders for acts of conspicuous gallantry at Gallipoli. He was transferred to 41st Battalion, 4th Divisional Artillery in Feb. 1916 and departed for France June 1916 where he remained until his discharge on 17 Oct. 1917
  • Scope and Content
    ITEM 01
    William Sparkes diary, 5 April 1915-5 January 1916

    ITEM 02
    William Sparkes diary, 5 January 1916- 6 December 1916

    ITEM 03
    William Sparkes diary, 5 April 1915-8 June 1915

    ITEM 04
    William Sparkes letters, 25 October 1914-28 November 1915

    ITEM 05
    William Sparkes letters, 22 December 1915-17 June 1917

    ITEM 06
    William Sparkes paybook, 24 September 1914-28 August 1916

    ITEM 07
    William Sparkes miscellaneous papers, ca. 1916-1919

    ITEM 08
    William Sparkes photographs, ca. 1914-1919

    ITEM 09
    William Sparkes papers, 26 April 1919

    ITEMS 10-11
    William Sparkes miscellanea, 15 August 1915
  • Source
    Purchased from W.P. Sparkes, 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
  • Copying Conditions
    Copyright status:: In copyright
    Copyright holder:: Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales
    Rights and Restrictions Information:: May be copied for reference and publication
    Please acknowledge: : Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales
  • General note

    State Library of New South Wales collection of World War I papers
    Microfilm copy available at CY 4895, frames 317 - 558
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