Auto Diary of Charles Malcolm Smith, 1916-1918

Accession Number AWM2018.19.89
Collection number 3DRL/5023
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type File
Item count 1
Object type Diary
Physical description 55 Image/s captured
Maker Smith, Charles Malcolm
Place made At sea, Australia: Queensland, United Kingdom: England
Date made 1916-1918
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
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Typed transcription of the shorthand diary relating to the First World War service of 6682 Private Charles Malcolm Smith, 25th Battalion. This diary was made by Smith after the war from his originals. This diary cover the period between 16 December 1916 and the 22 March 1918 and mentions: his previous failure to enlist; the training camp at engnogrra including 'the White City' camp; life on board the HMAT Wiltshire and the stops it makes; camp life in England; his periods of leave in London; his opinion of the concert parties given in camp; the move to Fovant Camp and his disappointment of his friends being sent to France and he having to remain in England due to his work in the Battalion Orderly Room.