Private Thomas Bryan (1316), 9 Battalion, First World War 1914-1919, interviewed by Jamie Simpson

Accession Number S01901
Collection type Sound
Measurement 1 hr 28 min
Object type Oral history
Physical description audio cassette; AGFA FE I 90; mono
Maker Bryan, Thomas
Simpson, Jamie Alexander
Date made 8 September 1977
Access Open
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copyright Item copyright: © Australian War Memorial
Creative Commons License This item is licensed under CC BY-NC
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Description

Tom Bryan relates his memories of the First World War and life in Newcastle, NSW after his return. Interview conducted as part of Simpson's Honours Thesis on Newcastle's returned servicemen.
Topics covered include: reasons for enlisting; Gallipoli; number of casualites from the First World War; attitude to war over duration of service; attitude to England; Pozieres; desertion; insubordination charges; being scared in the trenches; Armistice; returning to Australia; relationship with men who had not enlisted; jobs taken after the war; the Depression; Billy Hughes.
A transcript of this recording may be available. For further information please contact the Sound section.

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