Brooks, David Thomas (Private, b.1888 - d.1950)

Accession Number PR04026
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 1 wallet: 1 cm
Object type Diary
Maker Brooks, David Thomas
Place made Australia, France
Date made 1918
Access Open
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Copying Provisions Copying permitted subject to physical condition

Transcript of a diary written by 16222 Private David Thomas Brooks who enlisted in 1916 and served with the 8th Field Ambulance during the First World War. The diary entries commence in January 1918 at Wirgnes, France, where Brooks prepared dressings and treated wounds. Other entries cover periods spent at Samer Hopital at Locre, south of Boulogne assisting gas patients and moves to Doullens, Boves and Glesselles during the German advance in March-April 1918. Brooks also describes the Armistice celebrations while convalescing at Epsom War Hospital in England. The transcript includes colour scanned images of the original diary, maps and a photograph of Private Brooks.