Buchanan, Harold Keith (Bombardier, b,1892- d.1917)

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Accession Number PR83/192
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 1 wallet: 1 cm.
Object type Diary
Maker Buchanan, Harold Keith
Place made Australia, Belgium, France, 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 419/014/015
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Description

Collection relating to the First World War service of 2004 Bombardier Harold Keith Buchanan, 39 Battery, Australian Field Artillery [AFA] . Collection consists of a typescript copy of five original diaries kept by Buchanan during 1916-1917. The diaries describe training in England and France, particularly around Etaples; anecdotal comments on the Somme Battles, Messines and the Hindenburg Line; and comments on the better conditions enjoyed by British troops,with disparaging remarks about officers. Buchanan was killed in action on 23 July 1917, just three days after the last entry in his diary.