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Diary - Sergeant G.P. Mulcahy, France, World War I, Mar 1917 - Oct 1917 Document Reg. No: ST 037405

Volume two of the diary of Sergeant Major Gilbert Payne Mulcahy, 6th Australian Infantry Brigade Headquarters. The diary covers the period 20 March 1917 to 13 October 1917, when the 2nd Division, of which the 6th Australian Infantry Brigade was part, was in action just north of Glencorse Wood, Belgium.

Gilbert notes on 19?20 September 1917 that the '?country is in an awful state, holes & ?dead horses & debris everywhere? The incessant roar of artillery is astounding. Numerous planes & tanks assisting?' 5th Brigade, north of Glencorse Wood, 19?20 September 1917.

Sergeant Gilbert Payne Mulcahy enlisted on 15 February 1915. He was awarded a meritorious service medal circa 18 October 1916, and returned to Australia on 9 March 1919.
Brown cardboard embossed in gold.
Acquisition Information:
Donation & Subsequent Transfer from Returned Services League of Australia Limited (RSL) Victorian Branch, 1987
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 9.6 cm (Width), 14.0 cm (Length)

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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, Sergeant Gilbert Payne Mulcahy, AIF (1893-1979)
Primary Classification: MILITARY HISTORY
Secondary Classification: Personal Effects
Tertiary Classification: diaries
Inscriptions: Marked on front: 'Guerre 1914-1916 carnet de route du sold at desarmees francaises and alliees mod deduse'.
Author: Sergeant Major Gilbert Mulcahy, France, Mar 1917-Oct 1917

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