Bombadier Walter Fenton relates his experiences with the 36th Heavy Artillery Group during the First World War

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Accession Number S02041
Collection type Sound
Measurement 41 min 52 sec
Object type Oral history
Physical description audio cassette; Ferric C-90; mono
Maker Fenton, Walter
Unknown
Department of Veterans' Affairs, Victorian State Office
Place made Australia: Victoria, Warracknabeal
Date made 22 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

Relates his experiences with the 36th Heavy Artillery Group during the First World War. Walter Fenton discusses: early life in India; emigrate to Australia 1910; prewar employment; enlist in the Citzens' Forces Artillery Maribyrong VIC; enlistment in 36th Heavy Artillery in 1916; Messines 1917; injured by shell explosion; Armistice and impression of peace; return to Australia August 1919; postwar life; farming at Kulwin; marriage; work in engineering; retirement and activities; family and opinion of time in the army. END TAPE

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