Miller, Arthur William (Sapper, b.1882 - d.1967)

Accession Number PR91/118
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 1 folder
Object type Typescript
Maker Miller, Arthur William
Date made 1917
Access Open
Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room. AWM371 91/0618
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

Sapper Miller's narrative chronological account of voyage on troopship "Themistocles" en route to England via Panama Canal (the first transport carrying troops to use the Canal). Mentions ports of call, landmarks passed, sport, ship and military routine, death and burial at sea. Mentions of other troopships, "Miltiades", "Anchises", "Medici", "Victoria", "Carmania", "Carpathia", "Canada", "Ionian", "Mongolian", "Oriosa", "Orita", "Ruahine", "Kroonland", "Mokoia" and "Grampian". Also meeting the destroyer escort and comments on camouflage painting to disguise naval shipping. Comments on women's war work.