Deitz, Charlie Reilly (Sergeant, b.1894 - d.1960)

Unit 1st Australian Infantry Battalion
Place Europe: France
Accession Number PR01937
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 1 wallet: 1 cm
Object type Diary
Maker Deitz, Charlie Reilly
Place made France, Italy, United Kingdom: England
Date made 1918-1919
Access Open
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Description

Collection relating to Sergeant Charlie Reilly Deitz (7717) who served with the 1st Battalion (26th Reinforcements) in France during the First World War. Collection consists of three handwritten diaries. Two of the diaries cover the dates 19 December 1917 to 14 February 1918, the first being kept during Deitz's overseas service, and the second being a handwritten transcript of the first, with additions, made after the war. These diaries detail Deitz's experiences travelling from Australian to England via Suez, Italy and France. The third diary, detailing his experiences in France, covers the dates 26 May 1918 to 31 July 1919, and is written on 1st Battalion stationery. The collection also includes photocopies of the three original diaries.

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