Diary of Mervyn Napier Waller, 1916-1917

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Accession Number RCDIG0000903
Collection number PR87/007
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type File
Item count 1
Object type Diary
Physical description 33 Image/s captured
Maker Waller, Napier
Place made France
Date made 1916-1917
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
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Description

Diary relating to the First World War service of 20178 Bombardier Mervyn Napier Waller, 111th Howitzer Battery, AIF. In this diary, kept between the end of December 1916 and 12 May 1917, Waller details his time at the front before he is wounded in the Second Battle of Bullecourt. He describes the conditions at the front and constant marching. In particular Waller notes the architecture of the towns he marches through, such as Albert Cathedral, the colours of the scenery around him and his work as an artillery man. There are some pages missing and throughout his diary there are sketches he made while on service.