Diary of Thomas Walter White, May-September 1915

Accession Number RCDIG0001029
Collection number 2DRL/0766
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type File
Item count 1
Object type Diary
Physical description 16 Image/s captured
Maker White, Thomas Walter
Place made Ottoman Empire: Turkey
Date made 1915
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
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Diary [Busra] relating to the First World War service of Captain Thomas Walter White, Mesopotamian Half Flight, Australian Flying Corps. The notebook covers the period May and September 1915, the period before White’s capture. White describes Basra and gives details of the weather, malaria and gives an account its dried date industry. White details the Battle of Shaiba of April 1915 and writes about the history and formation of the Mesopotamian Half Flight. The notebook was possibly written during his captivity.