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
Copying Provisions Copying permitted subject to physical condition
Description

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'.