Panton, Alan Clement (Driver, b.? - d.1966)

Unit Australian Army Service Corps
Accession Number PR00912
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 1cm (1 item)
Object type Diary
Maker Panton, Alan Clement
Date made 1915-1916
Access Open
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

Pocket notebook kept by 222 Driver Alan Clement Panton, Headquarters Company, Australian Army Service Corps (AASC), during the First World War. The notebook has only a few used pages consisting of two pages of brief entries, 27 January - 2 February 1915, detailing mainly recreation activities, including watching films; transcripts of poetry; address lists; sketches; a list of unit movements, August 1914 - January 1916; and two biographical newspaper clippings. Panton also served in the Second World War with the Army Intelligence Corps. Between the wars and after WW2 he was a journalist and editor of a number of newspapers, including the Sydney Morning Herald. His death notice refers to him as the author of `Dinkum Oil'.