|Unit||27th Australian Infantry Battalion|
|Collection type||Private Record|
|Measurement||1 wallet: 1cm|
Baldwin, Rupert Thomas James
First World War, 1914-1918
|Copying Provisions||Copying is permitted for the purposes of research and study, subject to physical condition|
Baldwin, Rupert Thomas James (Sergeant; b.1887 - d.1958)
Diaries with detailed entries describing sea voyage, training in Egypt and active service on Western Front. Comments vividly on fighting in numerous battles, the mud and freezing conditions during the winter of 1916-1917, plight of wounded, gas attacks. Baldwin had a larrikin attitude to army life which saw him AWL at every opportunity, always returning to his battalion prior to action.