First World War diary

First World War diary
Date
4 Jan 1915-21 May 1917
Ref
MS-Papers-1382
Description

John Duncan McLeod starts his diary with details on his enlistment at Rockhampton on 4 Jan 1915. He also includes his thoughts on the men enlisting and meditates on how "many of us, no doubt, not coming back".McLeod gives detailed accounts of his voyage to Suez, fighting at Gallipoli and Suez in 1916, France in Jun 1916, and hospitalization in England. Also includes short verse of poetry at the top of some pages, poems written by McLeod "The Bagman's Song" and his version of "La Vie Est Vaine". Diary includes photographs, newspaper cuttings and newsprint maps. Also includes Arabic words in both the Latin and Arabic alphabets, and two pages of Turkish vocabulary. Many pages are faded and difficult to read.

Source of title - Supplied

Quantity: 1 folder(s) (1 volume, 150 leaves). 0.01 Linear Metres.

Physical Description: Holograph (18cm; black leather binding; with printed matter and photographs)

Transfers: To Drawings & Prints Collection - 4 medals transferred to Curios. See Library reference Curios-024-b-005..

Processing information: Part of WW100 digitisation project.

Digitisation details - 162 digitised images

Additional description

Diary very fragile, loose spine and pages.

Access restrictions
Partly restricted - Please use surrogate in place of original
Format
1 folder(s) (1 volume, 150 leaves), 0.01 Linear Metres, Diaries, Manuscripts, Holograph (18cm; black leather binding; with printed matter and photographs)
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