Private George Macumber discusses his experiences in 11th Machine Gun Company during the First World War interviewed by Kylie McKenzie

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Accession Number S02053
Collection type Sound
Measurement 47 min 18 sec
Object type Oral history
Physical description audio cassette; Ferric C-90; mono
Maker Macumber, George
Unknown
Place made Australia: Victoria, Melbourne, Ringwood East
Date made 13 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

Discusses: early life; prewar employment; enlistment June 1916; attitude to war; troop transport; stays at Sierra Leone; plays two up; training on machine guns; Passchendaele; mud; France; wounded by artillery shell Broodseinde Ridge; casualty clearing stations (CCS); leave in London; return to Australia April 1918; postwar employment; marriage and family.
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