Clarke, Arthur Hill (Trooper)

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Accession Number PR00326
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 4 items
Object type Papers
Maker Clarke, Arthur Hill
Date made 1900-1977
Access Open
Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room. AWM371 93/0162
Conflict South Africa, 1899-1902 (Boer War)
Copying Provisions Copying permitted subject to physical condition
Description

Original diaries of Trooper Clarke, 4th (Queensland Imperial Bushmen) contingent. Includes transcript with introductory essay by R. Davies, and photograph. Diaries provide detailed descriptions of movements and actions, including heavy engagement at Rhenoster Kop and prolonged pursuit of De Wet's column into the Orange Free State. Diaries also mention his solicitude for his horse, and acts of indiscipline including the looting of a supply train prior to demobilisation.