Transcript diaries of George William Edward Clark, 1940 - 1944; 1998

Accession Number AWM2019.22.86
Collection number PR01035
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type Item
Item count 5
Object type Diary
Physical description 94 Image/s captured
Maker Clark, George William Edward
Place made At sea, Australia, Austria, British Mandate of Palestine: Palestine, Ceylon, Egypt, Germany, Greece, North Africa: Libya, Yugoslavia
Date made 1940-1944; 1998
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
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Collection relating to the Second World War service of NX1058 Gunner George William Edward Clark, 1 Battery, 2/1 Field Regiment, Royal Australian Artillery, 1940-1988.

This file contains a transcription of five original diaries kept by Clark during his active service with the 2/1st Field Regiment in the Middle East and Europe from January 1940 to May 1941, and subsequent internment at prisoner of war camps in Austria and Germany from June 1941 to December 1944.

The transcription was completed by Clark and his wife Norma in 1998. Please note that a small number of original diary entries and original annotations have been omitted from the transcription, which is largely comprised of edited diary entries. Furthermore, the transcription contains an addendum by Clark encompassing his evacuation from Stalag 383 in mid-April 1945 through to his discharge from active service in early September of the same year.