Memoir of Arthur Ross Bramwell Bollard, 1914

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Accession Number AWM2016.30.50
Collection number 3DRL/6061
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type File
Item count 1
Object type Memoir
Physical description 43 Image/s captured
Maker Bollard, Arthur Ross Bramwell
Place made At sea
Date made c.1919
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
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Description

Memoir relating to the First World War service of Bandsman Arthur Ross Bramwell Bollard, HMAS Australia. This memoir covers the period 30 July 1914 to 24 September 1914. It was written within a log book onboard HMAS Australia. Bollard describes life on HMAS Australia including recreational activities, concerts, and weather and sea conditions. He decribes the atmosphere in Sydney after the declaration of war, impressions of Port Moresby, Noumea, and Fiji. He also decribes the taking of the Bita Paka wireless station at Rabual, and the deaths of Brian Pockley and Robert Moffatt, and the lost of the submarine A.E.1.