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Memoir - World War I, Lieut Jack H. Pike, 25th/8 Battalion AIF, 1917-1918 Reg. No: ST 037458
- World War I memoir written by Lieut. Jack H. Pike describing his sea voyage over and his stay in Egypt, Italy and France, 1917-1918. He titles the work 'A Trip Home to the Great War'. The memoir begins:
'On the 21-11-17 at 4AM R...[?] went; the last we would hear in Aussie for some time, and at 5AM we marched out of the Broadmeadows camp. I was with the 25th/8 Battalion, 150 good men. We marched to the station and there entrained for Port Melbourne, and after roll call, we went on board the S.S. 'Newton [CHECK NAME] which was to be our home for some time.'
- Bound in black leather; marbled end papers. Hinges vertically. Cream-coloured paper, written in blue ink on one side only. Elastic band attached the front of diary to wrap around and hold it closed.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation & Subsequent Transfer from Returned Servicemen's League of Australia Limited (RSL) Victorian Branch, 1987
|Dimensions:||162 mm (Height), 108 mm (Width)|
|Tagged with:||militaria australian, military memorabilia, wars conflicts, world war i 1914-1918|
|Themes this item is part of:||Arms Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection|
|Primary Classification:||MILITARY HISTORY|
|Secondary Classification:||Personal Effects|
|Inscriptions:||Title: 'A Trip Home to the Great War'|
|Date Made:||Lieutenant Jack Pike, 1917-1918|