William R Bowman relates his experiences as a gunner, 8th Field Artillery Brigade, First World War

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Accession Number S02030
Collection type Sound
Measurement 1 hr 4 min
Object type Oral history
Physical description audio cassette; TDK; mono
Maker Bowman, William R
Unknown
Department of Veterans' Affairs, Victorian State Office
Place made Australia: Victoria, Melbourne, Blackburn
Date made 30 June 1994
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
Copying Provisions Copy provided for personal non-commercial use
Description

William Bowman discusses: early life; reasons for enlisting; enlistment and training; joined unit at Messines; German breakthrough at the Somme in 1918; the "big push" on 8 August 1918; description of artillery; lice; mud; shells; return to Australia 1919; marriage; post-war work as farmer; move to city and work for engineering firm; reflections on war and life

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