Hugh R. Officer interviewed about his service as a Gunner in 8th Field Artillery Brigade AIF in the First World War and his service with the Indian Army from 1917-1948

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Accession Number S02061
Collection type Sound
Measurement 32 min 40 sec
Object type Oral history
Physical description audio cassette; ACME C90; mono
Maker Department of Veterans' Affairs, Victorian State Office
Officer, Hugh R
Place made Australia: Victoria, Melbourne, Hawthorn
Date made 21 June 1994
Access Open
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copyright Item copyright: © Australian War Memorial
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Description

Hugh Officer, 8th Field Artillery Brigade AIF discusses: early life; education; enlistment November 1916; family's reaction to enlistment; with artillery at Messines Ridge; cadet in Indian Army; stayed in Indian Army for thirty years; returned to Australia 1948 with rank of Brigadier; worked in Punjab and North West Frontier Province; also served in Tibet and China; post-war life recreation activities.
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