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  • Title
    Sydney Thomas Thompson poem relating to charge on Beersheba, Palestine and autograph book, 1916-1918
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  • Call number
    MLMSS 5263
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  • Issue Copy
    Digitised : 2014
  • Physical Description
    0.03 metres of textual material (1 folder) - photocopies

    Sydney Thomas Thompson, farmer of Bibbenluke, New South Wales, was born in Cooma, Monaro and enlisted in the A.I.F. aged 26 years. He embarked from Sydney on board HMAT A58 Kabinga, 12 Sept. 1916 and served with the 12th Light Horse Regiment, 12th Reinforcement in Egypt. He transferred to the 4th Light Horse Regiment 24 Feb. 1917, was hospitalised with malaria in Abbassia, Nov. 1918 and was invalided to Australia on HT Lancashire, 19 Feb. 1919
  • Collection history
    Photocopies presented November 1989 by Keith Thompson, son of Sydney Thomas Thompson. The diary of Sydney Thomas Thompson was lent to the Mitchell Library by Keith Thompson to be microfilmed in May 1988 (microfilm copy available at FM4 / 9859). These documents are listed in the Australian Historic Records Register with a brief description and biography by the contributor (Sydney Thomas Thompson: personal records. Document Number 02895). The Australian Historic Records Register (AHRR) is a list of paper-based records held in private hands in Australia, dating from settlement to 1988, produced by the Australian Bicentennial Authority with assistance from the National Library of Australia. Access via Informit.
  • Scope and Content
    Photocopy of manuscript of poem, "The way to victory : endure & fight" (3 pp.), "composed by Trooper S. T. Thompson, B. Squadron, 4th A.L.H. Reg. 4th Brigade A.I.F. Abroad. Written in the front line in the Jordan Valley. Sept 1918".

    Photocopy of autograph book (6pp.) used to record details of comrades killed during fighting in Palestine, 1916
  • Source
    Presented November 1989
  • Copying Conditions
    Copyright status:: In copyright
    Please acknowledge: : Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales and Courtesy copyright holder
  • Description source

    Information transferred from Manuscripts Leaf Catalogue No. 2 as part of the eRecords Project, 2009-2010
  • General note

    The WWI diary of Sydney Thomas Thompson is available on microfilm at FM4 / 9859

    State Library of New South Wales collection of World War I papers
    Digital order no:Album ID : 1064079
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