Wallet 1 of 1 - Diary of Charles Desmond Tyler, 1940-1941

Accession Number AWM2020.7.75
Collection number PR87/189
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type Wallet
Item count 1
Object type Diary, Newspaper cutting, Papers
Physical description 100 Image/s captured
Maker Tyler, Charles Desmond
Place made Australia, Indian Ocean, Mediterranean Sea
Date made 1940-1941
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copying Provisions Copy provided for personal non-commercial use

Collection relating to the Second World War service of 22622 Bandsman Charles Desmond Tyler, HMAS Sydney (II), Royal Australian Navy, Australia, Indian Ocean, and Mediterranean Sea, 1940-1941.

Wallet 1 of 1 – Consists of one copy of a diary of Bandsman Tyler, with entries dated between 29 May 1940 and 5 February 1941. In his diary, Bandsman Tyler writes about his experiences, including embarkation, training, leave, hearing news of the war, service in the Mediterranean Sea, the sinking of the Bartolomeo Colleoni by the HMAS Sydney on 19 July 1940, and the return to Australia. This diary also includes copies of newspaper clippings pertaining to the HMAS Sydney (II) and a copy of the HMAS Sydney (II) 1940 Christmas Day menu.