Baldwin, Rupert Thomas James (Sergeant; b.1887 - d.1958)

Unit 27th Australian Infantry Battalion
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Accession Number PR00557
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 1 wallet: 1cm
Object type Diary
Maker Baldwin, Rupert Thomas James
Date made 1914-1918
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

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.