Auld, Patrick Howard (Captain, b.1894 - d.1972)

Accession Number 2DRL/0072
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 6 wallets: 11 cms.
Object type Diary, Letter, Book
Maker Auld, Patrick Howard
Auld, Stuart
Auld, Stuart Anthony (Tony)
English, Thomas Wolmer
Place made At sea, Australia, Egypt, France, Germany, Ottoman Empire: Turkey, Dardanelles, Gallipoli, United Kingdom: England
Date made 1914-1919; 2004
Access Open
Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room. AWM93 12/11/2903
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copying Provisions Copying is permitted for the purposes of research and study, subject to physical condition

Collection relating to the First World War service of Captain Patrick Howard Auld MC, 4th Field Ambulance and 50th Battalion. This is a large and comprehensive collection of diary extracts and letters written primarily by Capt Auld during 1914-1919 and covering the full extent of his experience.

Wallet 1
Consists of four booklets relating to Capt Patrick Howard Auld, compiled by his nephew Tony Auld. They include diary and letter transcripts.

Wallet 2
Consists of diary extracts typed by the Memorial in the 1930's, from the original diary which was returned to Capt Auld. The first entries are brief but descriptive, spanning the period 22 December 1914 until 26 December 1915, including the landing at Gallipoli. The rest of the diary entries are longer and more detailed, recounting the events starting on the evening of 24 April 1918 at Villers Bretonneux when he was capture by the Germans, his time as a prisoner of war, and his escape in September 1918. He was later recaptured by the Germans.

Wallet 3
Consists of 39 letters written by Capt Auld home to family and friends, during 1914-1915.

Wallet 4
Consists of 34 letters written by Capt Auld home to family and friends, during 1916.

Wallet 5
Consists of 40 letters written by Capt Auld home to family and friends, during 1917-1919.

The collection also consists of material related to Captain Auld's brother, Lieutenant Stuart Auld, 50th Battalion and Second Lieutenant Thomas Wolmer English, 50th Battalion. Capt Auld and 2/Lt English served together and later became brothers-in-law when Capt Auld married 2/Lt English's sister, Marie Ethel English.

Wallet 6
Consists of: a booklet relating to Lieutenant Stuart Auld, compiled by his nephew Tony Auld; two letters written by Lt Auld in 1916 and 1918; nine letters written by 2/Lt Thomas Wolmer English in 1915 (some are incorrectly dated), and one from France in 1917.