Diary of Alexander Sutherland Mackay, 9 November 1916 - 4 March 1917

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Accession Number AWM2018.19.48
Collection number 1DRL/0441
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type File
Item count 1
Object type Diary
Physical description 44 Image/s captured
Maker Mackay, Alexander Sutherland
Place made At sea, United Kingdom: England, Wiltshire, Salisbury Plain
Date made 1916-1917
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copying Provisions Copy provided for personal non-commercial use
Description

Diary relating to the First World War service of 30137 Gunner Alexander Sutherland Mackay, 9th Australian Field Artillery Brigade. This diary written between 9 November 1916 - 4 March 1917 covers: His voyage over to England included the various port of all along the way and the conditions on board the HMAT Bennalla; His activities in Durban; the quarantine procedures the ship encountered at Cape Town; his opinion of and the ships activities at Freetown; when daylight saving can into effect on the boat; the arrival into Devonport; the first few days at Lark Hill camp and his move to and the activities he does while at Bulford Camp.