ID numberPR00261
Collection typePrivate Record
TitleBarton, John Hampden (Lieutenant, b.1888 - d.1969)
Measurement1 wallet: 1 cm.
Object type
  • Diary
  • Document
MakerBarton, John Hampden
Place made
  • Australia
  • France
Date made1917-1918
AccessOpen
DescriptionCollection relating to the First World War service of Lieutenant John Hampden Barton, 54 Battalion. Collection consists of a typescript copy of a diary written up in 1962 from original diaries. The diary covers active service at Ypes, Messines area, Hill 104 at Villers-Bretonneux, Hamel, Peronne and the breaking of the Hindenburg Line. It is an insightful account of an intelligent and thoughful Platoon Commander. The account discusses the 54 Battalion 'strike' in September 1918 and also includes a photograph, copies of newsclippings, and biographical notes.