Hurst, Philip John (Private, b: 1918)

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Accession Number MSS1656
Collection type Manuscript
Measurement Extent: 1 cm; Wallet/s: 1
Object type Typescript
Maker Hurst, Philip John
Date made 1995
Access Open
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copying Provisions Copying is permitted for the purposes of research and study, subject to physical condition
Source credit to This item has been digitised with funding provided by Commonwealth Government.
Description

Collection relating to the Second World War service of VX5862 Private Philip John Hurst, 2/7 Australian Infantry Battalion, 1995.

Wallet 1 of 1 - Collection consists of a bound typescript memoir titled "My Army Days" by Philip J Hurst about his war service from his enlistment in 1939 to his return to Australia in 1945. Hurst recounts his war experiences in the Middle East, North Africa, Greece, Crete and New Guinea. The typescript includes accounts of the battles of Bardia and Tobruk and maps of Bardia, Tobruk, the Western Desert, Greece and Crete.