Diary of Thomas Walter White, June-August 1916

Place Middle East: Ottoman Empire, Turkey, Afion Kara Hissar
Accession Number RCDIG0001327
Collection number 2DRL/0766
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type File
Item count 1
Object type Diary
Physical description 21 Image/s captured
Maker White, Thomas Walter
Place made Ottoman Empire: Turkey, Afion Kara Hissar
Date made 1916
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copying Provisions Digital format and content protected by copyright.

Diary [book 1D] 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 June-August 1916, White details his time as a prisoner of the Turks at Afion Kara Hissar camp, Turkey. In particular he notes activities such as cricket, debating competitions, theatre plays and the conditions and treatment of prisoners in the camp. He mentions pets kept by the prisoners, trips to the bazaar and the Turkish navy guards. He writes of new prisoners, many from the siege of Kut-al-Amara, including General Charles Melliss VC, and their stories of capture and subsequent journeys to the camp.