Harpley, Robert William (Private, b.1893 - d.1970)

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Accession Number 3DRL/3663
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 1 wallet: 1 cm.
Object type Diary
Maker Harpley, Robert William
Place made Australia
Date made 1915-1916
Access Open
Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room. AWM315 419/044/018
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copying Provisions Copying is permitted for the purposes of research and study, subject to physical condition
Description

Collection relating to the First World War diary of 2963 Private Robert William Harpley, 55th Infantry Battalion. Collection consists of a handwritten diary (in two parts) covering 30 September 1915 to 28 November 1916. The diary includes regular entries describing his embarkation, garrrison duty at Suez, training in Egypt and service in France. The diary appears to have been written up in manscript form following the war.