|Collection type||Private Record|
|Measurement||1 wallet: 1 cm|
Brooks, David Thomas
|Place made||Australia, France|
First World War, 1914-1918
Brooks, David Thomas (Private, b.1888 - d.1950)
Transcript of a diary written by 16222 Private David Thomas Brooks who enlisted in 1916 and served with the 8th Field Ambulance during the First World War. The diary entries commence in January 1918 at Wirgnes, France, where Brooks prepared dressings and treated wounds. Other entries cover periods spent at Samer Hopital at Locre, south of Boulogne assisting gas patients and moves to Doullens, Boves and Glesselles during the German advance in March-April 1918. Brooks also describes the Armistice celebrations while convalescing at Epsom War Hospital in England. The transcript includes colour scanned images of the original diary, maps and a photograph of Private Brooks.