Fry, Harold Willoughby (Lieutenant, b.1887)

Unit 14th Field Company, Australian Engineers
Places
Accession Number PR82/049
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 1 wallet: 1cm & 1 flat oversize wallet
Object type Diary, Map, Photograph
Maker Fry, Harold Willoughby
Place made France: Picardie, Somme, United Kingdom: England
Date made 1916-1917
Access Open
Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room. AWM315 419/035/030
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copying Provisions Copying is permitted for the purposes of research and study, subject to physical condition
Description

Collection relating to the First World War service of Lieutenant Harold Willoughby Fry, MC, 14th Field Company Engineers, AIF. Consists of a typescript copy of diary entries covering Lieutenant Fry's experiences on the Somme during October 1916 and November 1916. Lieutenant Fry describes in detail his journey to the Front, the terrain and the conditions faced by the soldiers, the confusion at the fornt line, and the despair he felt at trying to fulfil his orders. Also includes a black and white photograph of the company at rest in Brightlingsea, England, and one Map of Becelaere stamped 'Secret. Army Barrage Map (Second phase) September 1917'. German trenches are shown in red ink corrected to 21 September 1917 with Corps boundaries and Divisional boundaries shown in blue (4th and 5th Australian Divisions shown on map). The approximate British front line is also shown.