Alban Pearce interviewed about his experiences in 24th Battalion AIF during the First World War

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Accession Number S02077
Collection type Sound
Measurement 1 hr 49 min
Object type Oral history
Physical description micro cassette; TDK MC-60; mono
Maker Pearce, Alban
Unknown
Department of Veterans' Affairs, Victorian State Office
Place made Australia: Victoria, Bairnsdale
Date made Unknown
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; enlistment after height restrictions lowered in August 1917; prewar employment; sergeant in Cadets; family's attitude to enlistment; cooking detail at Alexandria; guard duties at Fovant; dispatch runner in France; casualties; advance on 8 August 1918 near Villers Bretonneux; evacuated to Mont St Quentin; returned to Australia and discharged August 1918; post-war employment; marriage and family; attitude to war; recreation activities.
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