Handwritten copy of diary of David Bernard Harford, 1916-1917

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Accession Number RCDIG0000860
Collection number 1DRL/0335
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type File
Item count 1
Object type Diary
Physical description 19 Image/s captured
Maker Harford, David Bernard
Place made At sea, Ceylon, Egypt, France, United Kingdom: England, Western Front
Date made 1916-1917
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
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Description

Diary relating to the service of 3844 Private David Bernard Harford, 51st Battalion. In this diary Harford begins by detailing his journey from Australia to Egypt and the conditions on board during the journey. He also describes his sightseeing in Egypt and subsequent transfer to the 51st Battalion. Harford details how he was then transferred to England to be outfitted for his redeployment to the Western Front. He was killed in action on the Western Front in France on 31 March 1917, shortly after his last diary entry.