Finney, John Spence (Corporal, b.1885 - d.1971)

Unit 44th Australian Infantry Battalion
Place Europe: France
Accession Number PR00266
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 1 wallet: x 1 cm
Object type Diary
Maker Finney, John Spence
Place made France
Date made 1918
Access Open
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

Diary written by Corporal John Spence Finney during active service with the 44 Battalion in France, chiefly January-August 1918. Entries provide detailed accounts of Finney's experience during the August offensive, recording conditions of trench life, artillery bombardments, patrols, souvenir hunting and a description of an address given by Prime Minister William Hughes.