Edward David "Ted" Smout , a member of the 3rd Sanitation Section AIF, 1915-1919, interviewed by Peter Rubinstein for "Voices From The Great War".

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Accession Number S03424
Collection type Sound
Measurement 1 hr 16 min
Object type Oral history
Physical description digital audio tape (DAT); Quantegy R-124; 48kHz; 16 bit; mono
Maker Smout, Edward David
Rubinstein, Peter
Date made 1997
Access Onsite use only
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copyright

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Source credit to Department of Veterans' Affairs. Their Service - Our Heritage
Description

He discusses early days and school life in Cunnamulla and Brisbane; enlistment in 1915; the first time he saw death first hand; Christmas dinner in 1916; meeting Frank (later Sir Frank) Beaurepaire; experiencing shelling, trenchfoot, lice, "frozen blankets" and winter of 1916 in France; feelings about Armistice, and what he was doing when it occurred; life, marriage and working in insurance after the war; the long lasting, after- effects of shell shock.
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