Barton, John Hampden (Lieutenant, b.1888 - d.1969)

Unit 54th Australian Infantry Battalion
Places
Accession Number PR00261
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 1 wallet: 1 cm.
Object type Diary, Document
Maker Barton, John Hampden
Place made Australia, France
Date made 1917-1918
Access Open
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copying Provisions Copying is permitted for the purposes of research and study, subject to physical condition
Description

Collection relating to the First World War service of Lieutenant John Hampden Barton, 54 Battalion. Collection consists of a typescript copy titled 'One year with the platoon', of a diary written up in 1962 from original diaries. The diary covers active service at Ypres, 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 thoughtful Platoon Commander. The account discusses the 54 Battalion 'strike' in September 1918 and also includes a photograph, copies of newsclippings, and biographical notes.