Diary of Thomas Walter White, January-June 1918

Place Middle East: Ottoman Empire, Turkey, Afion Kara Hissar
Accession Number RCDIG0001330
Collection number 2DRL/0766
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type File
Item count 1
Object type Diary
Physical description 12 Image/s captured
Maker White, Thomas Walter
Place made Ottoman Empire: Turkey, Afion Kara Hissar
Date made 1918
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
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Description

Diary [book 1H] 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 January-June 1918, 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 a visit from the Turkish Commission to enquire on prisoner’s wellbeing. White mentions Easter celebrations of the prisoners and the local population’s and notes the Russian revolution of March 1918.