Robert L. Ponsford interviewed about his experiences in the Australian Army Medical Corps (AAMC) Dental Corps during the First World War

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Accession Number S02064
Collection type Sound
Measurement 41 min 0 sec
Object type Oral history
Physical description audio cassette; TDK AD90; mono
Maker Ponsford, Robert
Unknown
Department of Veterans' Affairs, Victorian State Office
Place made Australia: Victoria, Melbourne, Camberwell
Date made 22 June 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
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Description

Discusses: early life; prewar employment; his brother enlists in the British Army as a doctor; enlistment in the Army; his mother's reaction to his enlistment; in camp at Broadmeadows Vic; Gallipoli; experiences at Gallipoli; Lone Pine; shortage of water at Gallipoli and water carrying parties; evacuated December 1915; problems with lice; travelled to Lemnos, then Alexandra and Tel el Kebir; brother claimed him for the Dental Corps; memories of France; cold weather; barbed wire; return to Australia March 1919; re-employed by AMP on discharge; marriage and family; recreational activities; returned to Gallipoli in 1990.
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