Shearman, Stewart Frederick (Private, b.1897 - d.1971)

Unit 9th Australian Field Ambulance
Accession Number PR01025
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 2cm (3 items)
Object type Diary
Maker Shearman, Stewart Frederick
Date made 1916-1917
Access Open
Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room. AWM371 90/1618
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copying Provisions Copying is permitted for the purposes of research and study, subject to physical condition

Two diaries (attached) (May 1916-August 1917) and part manuscript copy covering November 1916-August 1917 of No. 12062 Private S.F. Shearman (9th Field Ambulance). The second original diary covers his service in France and Belgium from November 1916, when he was attached to dressing stations and Regimental Aid Posts directly behind the front lines. It describes his duties which included evacuating wounded from the trenches, transporting them to Casualty Clearing Stations and nearby towns, and driving and maintaining ambulance vehicles. He was stationed mainly in the Steenwerck, Bailleul, Hazebrouck and Armentieres areas.