Sykes, Robert Andrew (Private)

Unit British Expeditionary Force
Accession Number PR03423
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 1 wallet: 1cm
Object type Diary, Service papers
Maker Sykes, Robert Andrew
Place made France, United Kingdom: England
Date made 1915-1916
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

Collection relating to 3935 Private Robert Andrew Sykes, 23 Battalion, British Expedtionary Force, First World War. Collection comprises diaries written by Sykes documenting his decision to enlist and brief service in France and Belgium, 1915-1916. Due to poor hearing, Skyes was unable to continue in active service and entries describe his ongoing problems with this issue, confinement to base duties and eventual early discharge from the Australian Imperial Force.

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