'One Australian Soldier'

Accession Number MSS2239
Collection type Manuscript
Measurement 2 wallets: 5cm
Object type Manuscript, Digital file
Maker Walsh, Nancy
Place made Australia
Date made c.1916; 2010
Access Open
Conflict South Africa, 1899-1902 (Boer War)
First World War, 1914-1918
Copying Provisions Copying is permitted for the purposes of research and study, subject to physical condition
Description

Collection relating to the First World War service of 189 Gunner (Gnr) Campbell Login Harrison, 12th Australian Field Artillery Brigade, France. Collection consists of one typescript book compiled by Jessie B Harrison about the life of her son, Gunner Harrison who died of wounds 24 June 1916, France; and one digital typed transcript of the typescript book. Book contains details of the First World War, and some information about the Boer War from Gunner Harrison's observations while in South Africa. A paper preservation of the digital transcript has been made as an access copy.

History / Summary

Foreward to 'One Australian Soldier'
This book was compiled by my Aunt Jessie Harrison & her daugher Airlie from letters written to them by Campbell Login Harrison. He was the grandson of William Spence Login, the first Presbyterian Minister to arrive & serve in Gippsland in Sale & surrounding area. He grew up on a farm at Airlie near Sale & was an adventurous young man who travelled the world & these travels included quite a lengthy voyage in a boat called the 'Tilikum' with Captain Voss. He spent time in South Africa, the UK, South America & Canada before coming home to settle down in Queensland. His war service started in 1915. All this time he corresponded regularly with his family who kept all his letters & after his untimely death in 1916 this book was made. The original book & as far as I know an only copy, was given to me by my Mother's cousin Charles Login. Not wanting to lose this piece of history I have with the help of friends Maureen Beha & Hanna Raun managed to get it onto discs & print again. My grateful thanks to them.
Nancy Valentine Walsh (Browne)
June 2010