Shoobridge, Frank Sydney Royston

Unit 2nd Australian Field Ambulance
Accession Number PR00626
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 1 wallet: 1 cm
Object type Diary
Maker Shoobridge, Frank Sydney Royston
Date made 1916-1917
Access Open
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copying Provisions Copying is permitted for the purposes of research and study, subject to physical condition

Diaries of 5562 Private (Pte) Frank Sydney Royston Shoobridge, stretcher bearer with 2nd Field Ambulance, AAMC, spanning July 1916 to December 1917. Opens with graphic account of duties during battle at Pozieres, and being wounded and gassed while retrieving wounded soldiers. Mentions convalesence, cold and rain, loss of voice for almost 3 months, receiving `Tasmanian Mail', billiards, sports, leave in England, Ypres, bombings by German planes and anti- aircraft fire, and mending duck walks. Illustrates danger faced by stretcher bearers.