Diary of Frederick William Gadsby Annand, 1919

Unit 2nd Australian Pioneer Battalion
Accession Number AWM2016.30.73
Collection number PR89/034
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type File
Item count 12
Object type Diary, Papers
Physical description 81 Image/s captured
Maker Annand, Frederick William Gadsby
Place made At sea, France, Germany, United Kingdom
Date made 1919
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
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Diary relating to the First World War service of Lieutenant Colonel Frederick William Gadsby Annand, 2nd Pioneer Battalion. The entries in this diary span the period 1 January to 19 November 1919 and detail Annand’s activities as demobillisation of the Australian Imperial Force (AIF) begins and the men begin to be sent home. During this time he writes of sightseeing in England and a tour of the Rhine country. Appointed commanding officer aboard the returning troopship HT “Norman”, Annand leaves England at the beginning of July and writes of the voyage back to Australia. Also included in this file are various items that were contained within the diary, including the calling cards of various military acquaintances, handwritten notes, and papers relating to his sightseeing.

This file contains:
Diary of Frederick William Gadsby Annand, 1919;
Invoice for George Hotel at Kilmarnock, 23/24 January 1919;
Train ticket for Cologne to Boulogne on 23 February 1919 [annotated with calculations and restaurants to visit];
Itinerary of proposed tour of Rhine country, 23 February to 8 March 1919;
Letter from No. 3171 Pte. R. T. Ray, 2nd Pioneer Battalion, to O.C. 2nd Memorial Detachment, Peronne, 23 May 1919;
Handwritten note detailing pay calculations from 30 November 1915 to 5 July 1919;
Handwritten list of official photographs relating to the 2nd Pioneer Battalion, n.d.;
Handwritten to-do list, n.d.;
Kodak exposure record, n.d.;
Calling card for Lt. Harold E. Hovendene, 4th Battalion, AIF [annotated with "Photo Fancy Dress WRAF"];
Handwritten calling card for No. 3386 Frederick Bernard de Steiger, 1st AMT Coy AIF [front] and D. Sherris [rear];
Calling card for Capt. A. T. Drinkwater.