Driver Edward D. Eastham relates his experiences with the 3rd Division Artillery Column during the First World War

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Accession Number S02040
Collection type Sound
Measurement 43 min 55 sec
Object type Oral history
Physical description C90 Cassette
Maker Eastham, Edward D
Unknown
Department of Veterans' Affairs, Victorian State Office
Place made Australia: Victoria, Melbourne, Blackburn South
Date made 8 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

Edward Eastham discusses: early life; prewar employment; enlistment in December 1915; training at Codford Britain; impressions of France; mud; detonation of Messines mines in 1917; recalls the Somme, Passchendaele and Ypres; Australian Rules football; leave in Britain; Armistice and feelings about peace; marriage and children; work with the railways; interest in athletics; work at the 1956 Melbourne Olympics; opinion of the young people today; Church work; family. END TAPE

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