Diary of Thomas Walter White, December 1916-June 1917

Place Middle East: Ottoman Empire, Turkey, Afion Kara Hissar
Accession Number RCDIG0001329
Collection number 2DRL/0766
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type File
Item count 1
Object type Diary
Physical description 22 Image/s captured
Maker White, Thomas Walter
Place made Ottoman Empire: Turkey, Afion Kara Hissar
Date made 1916-1917
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copying Provisions Digital format and content protected by copyright.

Diary [book 2F] 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 December 1916-June 1917, White details his time as a prisoner of the Turks at Afion Kara Hissar camp, Turkey. In particular he notes the arrival of prisoners and records their accounts of capture and travels to the camp. He mentions activities such as football, plays and talks of war news. White writes of the price of food, the conditions and treatment of the prisoners and the effects of the war on the local population. He also describes his ‘arrest’ by a fellow prisoner and his subsequent note to the highest ranking prisoner in the camp when no charges are laid.