Edward S. Duncan talks about his experiences as a Private during the First World War

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Accession Number S02039
Collection type Sound
Measurement 47 min 37 sec
Object type Oral history
Physical description audio cassette; Ferric C-90; mono
Maker Duncan, Edward S
Unknown
Department of Veterans' Affairs, Victorian State Office
Place made Australia: Victoria, Shepparton
Date made 27 July 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

settlement scheme discusses: early life; parent's reaction to enlistment; enlistment July 1917; sent to Middle East and joined the 3rd Light Horse Field Ambulance; part of Camel Corps initially; collecting wounded; Beersheba; Palestine; conditions in desert; withdrawal from mountains and ruses; relaxation; swimming in Sea of Galilee; on hospital ship; destroying the horses at end of the war; discharge September 1919; farm under Soldier Settlement Scheme; marriage and family; voulunteer work with migrants; activities and hobbies.

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