Mason, Charles Francis (Driver, b.1888 - d.1971)

Unit Artillery
Place Europe: France
Accession Number PR00530
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 4 Items
Object type Diary
Maker Mason, Charles Francis
Date made 1917-1918
Access Open
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Description

Diaries of Driver C. F. Mason of the 1st Australian Divisional Ammunition Column. Describes entertainment,donkeys and duties with 1st D.A.C., conditions, YMCA, shelling, brief transferral to 4th Battery due to experience as a gunner, and being wounded. Mentions movements around many locations in Northwestern France, including Bapaume, Haplincourt, Saint Omer, the Somme, The Hindenburg Line, and Villers Bretonneux. Also mentions advancing after the Germans during the August Offensive, and the end of the war.

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