Agnew, Ivo Cumberland Fraser (Lieutenant, b.1893 - d.1969)

Units
Place Europe: United Kingdom, England, Greater London, London
Accession Number PR01229
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 2 wallets: 2cm
Object type Diary, Typescript, Postcard, Photograph, Documents
Maker Agnew, Ivo Cumberland Fraser
Place made Germany
Date made 1917-1918
Access Open
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Description

Collection of personal records of/relating to Lieutenant Ivo Cumberland Fraser Agnew, who served as a Gunner with 17th Tasmanian Battery in France, in First World War, before transferring to No.2 Squadron, Australian Flying Corps in September 1917 and became a prisoner of war of the Germans, in Karlsruhe and Mainz camps from October 1917 to end of war. Original diary, covering 2 October 1917 - late November 1918, describes experiences as a German POW and later return to London after the Armistice. Also: complete transcript of original diary and additional biographical information of Agnew and other family who served in same or later wars; original photographs of Agnew's Flying Corps colleagues and POW life in Germany; letters and postcards marked with military censors' stamps.