Charles Robert Bowden as a lance corporal train driver 4th Australian Broad Gauge Railway Operating Division, France 1917-1918, interviewed by Dr Alistair Thomson

Place Europe: France
Accession Number S01306
Collection type Sound
Measurement 2 hr 55 min
Object type Oral history
Physical description audio cassette; BASF LH extra I 90; mono
Maker Bowden, Charles Robert
Thomson, Alistair
Date made 2 July 1983
Access Open
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copyright

Item copyright: AWM Licensed copyright

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Source credit to AWM Research Grants Scheme
Description

Enlisted late 1916; driving trains in the Somme region France; working out of Dunkirk; moving goods including wine and beer; consuming wine and beer; relationship with French locals; prostitution and venereal disease; correspondence home; life after the war, including night school and clerical work by day.

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