Memoir of Raymond Edward Membrey

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Accession Number RCDIG0001604
Collection number PR02022
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type File
Item count 1
Object type Memoir
Physical description 15 Image/s captured
Maker Membrey, Raymond Edward 'Ray'
Place made Australia: Victoria, Melbourne
Date made 1987
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
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Description

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.