Caust, Arnold F.H. (Private, b.1896 - d.1958)

Unit 10th Australian Infantry Battalion
Accession Number PR00845
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 0.1 metres (2 items)
Object type Diary, Typescript
Maker Caust, Arnold F H
Date made 1915-1918
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

This collection consists of a diary and typescript memoirs compiled by 2605 Private Arnold F.H. Caust. The personal diary kept by Caust throughout 1918 mainly relates to his impressions of Britain and France, especially service life with the 10th Battalion in France. The typescript, "Memoirs of Arnold Caust" (29 pages), describes Caust's Army career, from enlistment in 1915 to end of war in 1918, including active duty, training, hospitalisation and recreation leave in Egypt, England, Scotland and France. Caust served with the 10th Battalion throughout the war. The memoirs also include a brief final description of Caust's post-war career of playing football during the 1920s in South Australia.