William Herbert Smith talks about about his experiences in 1st Division Signals Company during the First World War

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Accession Number S02068
Collection type Sound
Measurement 31 min 28 sec
Object type Oral history
Physical description audio cassette; BASF Ferro Extra I 90; mono
Maker Smith, William Herbert
Unknown
Department of Veterans' Affairs, Victorian State Office
Date made 17 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
Copying Provisions Copy provided for personal non-commercial use
Description

Discusses: reaction to war and reasons for enlisting; enlistment in the AIF May 1915; trained as a signaller; Gallipoli; attached to 1st Division Signal Company, No.3 Section, 3rd Infantry Brigade; suffers measles and mumps; living conditions at Gallipoli; shortage of water; rations; evacuation from Gallipoli; sent to Lemnos and then to Egypt; sailed to France; submarine threat; Somme and Pozieres; return to Australia June 1918; post-war employment; marriage and family; recreational activities.

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