McKie, Thomas (Lieutenant )

Accession Number 1DRL/0451
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 1 wallet: 1 cm
Object type Papers
Maker McKie, Thomas
Place made Australia
Date made 1924
Access Open
Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room. AWM93 12/11/1946
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copying Provisions Copying permitted subject to physical condition

Collection relating to the service of Lieutenant Thomas McKie, 1 Army Troops Company Engineers, AIF, Australia, at sea, Egypt, Gallipoli, France, England. Collection consists of a typescript carbon-copy of a brief memoir written by Lieutenant McKie in 1924. Typescript copy made by Australian War Memorial. Location of original unknown.

History / Summary

In the foreword to his memoir, Lieutenant McKie wrote: "This is simply an account of my experiences from the day I enlisted, 4th February, 1915, until I got back to New South Wales on the 7th February 1919. It does not contain anything which can be of much interest outside the family circle, and it is written chiefly for them, but more especially for my little son, [Duncan] who, when he grows older, is sure to be interested in the events of that stirring time."

Biographical note: Lieutenant Thomas McKee, 1 Army Troops Company, engineers, AIF. Joined the AIF on 4 February 1915; served in Gallipoli, August - September 1915, in Egypt and Sinai until June 1916, and in France and Belgium, June 1916, January - April 1917, November 1917 - January 1918, and June - October 1918; was wounded; returned to Australia early in 1919.