Transcript of diary of James Joseph Makin, 1916

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Accession Number RCDIG0001463
Collection number 1DRL/0474
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type File
Item count 1
Object type Diary
Physical description 72 Image/s captured
Maker Makin, James Joseph
Place made At sea, Egypt, France
Date made 1916
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
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Description

Typescript extracts from the diary of James Joseph Makin, covering the period 8 February 1916 to 31 July 1916. These extracts cover topics including Makin's departure from Melbourne on HMAT Warilda, life on board during the voyage to Egypt, visiting Cairo, and Makin's time serving in France. He writes about his experiences in the trenches, billeting with French families, and his involvement in the Battle of the Somme during July 1916.