|Collection type||Digitised Collection|
|Physical description||15 Image/s captured|
Membrey, Raymond Edward 'Ray'
|Place made||Australia: Victoria, Melbourne|
First World War, 1914-1918
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Memoir of Raymond Edward Membrey
Memoir relating to the First World War service of 3877 Private Raymond Edward Membrey, 21st Battalion. A trombonist before the war, Membrey details his training, including references to his musical talent, the voyage to Europe, front line experiences on the Somme, being severely wounded at Mouquet Farm in 1916 and taken prisoner by the Germans. He includes a description of the brutal amputation of his arm and comments on conditions as a prisoner of war in the Gottingen camp in Germany. The concluding section chronicles his return to Australia as an exchange prisoner, his post-war life, and achievements in coming to terms with his disability.