Diary of Thomas Walter White, July 1917-January 1918

Accession Number RCDIG0001028
Collection number 2DRL/0766
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type File
Item count 1
Object type Diary
Physical description 27 Image/s captured
Maker White, Thomas Walter
Place made Ottoman Empire, Ottoman Empire: Syria
Date made 1917-1918
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copying Provisions Digital format and content protected by copyright.

Diary [book 1G] relating to the captivity during the First World War of Captain Thomas Walter White, Mesopotamian Half Flight, Australian Flying Corps. In this diary kept between July 1917 and June 1918, White details his time as a prisoner of the Turks at Afion Kara Hissar camp, Turkey. In particular he notes activities such as games of cricket and theatre plays. He writes in detail of new prisoners and their stories of their capture and subsequent travels to the camp. Food and the weather are also mentioned throughout.