Jill Morrison reads an account of an interview she conducted with 743A Private George Ferrier about his experiences with the 3rd Machine Gun Battalion during the First World War

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Accession Number S02042
Collection type Sound
Measurement 17 min 49 sec
Object type Oral history
Physical description TDK D60 Cassette
Maker Ferrier, George
Morrison, Jill
Department of Veterans' Affairs, Victorian State Office
Place made Australia: Victoria, Coleraine
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

Jill Morrison reads an account of an interview she conducted with 743A Private George Ferrier about his experiences with the 3rd Machine Gun Battalion during the First World War

Interview covered: early life; prewar employment at Coleraine; enlistment in May 1917; training in England as a machine gunner; sent to France with 10th Machine Gun Company in 1918; Hamel; Somme; German counter-attack in March 1918; working with Americans; Spanish Influenza and hospitalisation with influenza; return to Australia in 1919; soldier settler; marriage; postwar work; retirement and leisure; attitude to war. END TAPE
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