Auto Diary of Charles Malcolm Smith, 1918 - 1919

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Accession Number AWM2018.19.90
Collection number 3DRL/5023
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type File
Item count 1
Object type Diary
Physical description 48 Image/s captured
Maker Smith, Charles Malcolm
Place made France, United Kingdom: England
Date made 1918 - 1919
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
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Description

Typed transcription of the shorthand diary relating to the First World War service of 6682 Private Charles Malcolm Smith, Australian Army Pay Corps. This diary was made by Smith after the war from his originals and in some pages has made the binding too tight to fully read some sentences. This diary continues where the previous one left off and covers the period between the 22 March 1918 and the 1 November 1919. It mentions: life in Fovant Camp; his frustration as the delay in him being sent to the front; his leave in Portsmouth; his move to and actions and conditions at the front line in France; the German tank Mephisto; the battle of Amiens; the disbanding of the 25th battalion; his move to and activities at Administrative Headquarters at Horseferry Road in London and his voyage back to Australia on board the H T Raranga.