MacKisack, Jasper Willis, 1887-1967 : World War I diary

MacKisack, Jasper Willis, 1887-1967
The diary is in the form of letters back to his family; covers the period 16 Jul 1917 until 21 Sep 1918 and describes in detail Lieutenant MacKisack's experiences while on active service with the New Zealand Expeditionary Force MacKisack sailed from Wellington aboard Troopship 88 (Athenic) with reinforcements for the NZEF in Jul 1917. On 16 Sep he landed at Liverpool and after a brief stay at Sling Camp he was stationed at Tidworth Camp,base of the New Zealand Rifle Brigade. In Oct he went to Ireland on leave, visiting relatives in Dublin and Befast. At the beginning of Nov he was shipped to France where he was posted to B Company, 1st Battalion 3rd New Zealand Rifle Brigade and saw action at the Front. At the end of Nov he trained at the 2nd ANZAC Corps School until mid Jan 1918. After a period spent at a rest camp he returned to the Front on 21 Feb. Between 12-25 April he was a patient at the Number 32 Stationary Hospital suffering from shell shock. Following hospitalisation he was stationed at New Zealand Infantry Base Depot before being re-hospitalised on 14 May at the Liverpool Merchants' Hospital (France). From there he moved to 4th London General Hospital on 21 May and then to Number One New Zealand General Hospital, Brockenhurst on 7 Jun. Hw was shipped back to NZ on medical grounds and on 31 Jul he left for Marseilles where he sailed aboard the hospital ship `Marama' on 8 August. On 21 Sep the ship arrived at Auckland the date his diary ends. Quantity: 2 folder(s). 0.01 Linear Metres. Physical Description: Mss
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Date: 16 Jul-2 Nov 1917 Description: Diary kept during World War One. It covers the period from when MacKisack left New Zealand in July 1917 until shortly after his arrival in France, November 1...
Date: 6 Nov 1917-21 Sep 1918 Description: Diary describes MacKisack's experiences from shortly after he arrived in France and covers action against German forces, military training, being hospitaised...