Diary of James Stuart Leslie Ross, 1917

Accession Number AWM2019.22.233
Collection number 3DRL/1298
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type Item
Item count 1
Object type Diary
Physical description 69 Image/s captured
Maker Ross, James Stuart Leslie
Place made United Kingdom
Date made 1917
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copying Provisions Copy provided for personal non-commercial use
Source credit to This item has been digitised with funding provided by Commonwealth Government.

Diary relating to the First World War service of 589 Lieutenant James Stuart Leslie Ross, 2nd Squadron, Australian Flying Corps.

Ross’ diary contains brief, irregular entries dated between 1 January and 30 December 1917. In it, Ross records some of his experiences as a pilot in training in England, including attending lectures, undertaking exams, leisure activities, being posted to his first Squadron, doing his first solo flight, writing and receiving letters from home, graduation, a short period of leave in London, recovering from his frostbitten face, getting lost in fog, and crash landing (without injury). This diary also contains lists of addresses of Ross’ family and friends in the United Kingdom.