Memoir - World War I, Lieut Jack H. Pike, 25th/8 Battalion AIF, 1917-1918 Document 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
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 162 mm (Height), 108 mm (Width)

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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
Tertiary Classification: diaries
Inscriptions: Title: 'A Trip Home to the Great War'
Date Made: Lieutenant Jack Pike, 1917-1918

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