Soldier's diary

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Image of Edward Herbert Aubrey : Soldier's diary 1917-1919.

  • Title Edward Herbert Aubrey : Soldier's diary
  • Creator Edward Herbert Aubrey
  • Date 1917-1919.
  • Transcription 1917 November 14 Wed
    January 27th 1918
    Left Marselles for Gibraltar Jan 27th arrived Gibraltar Jan 31st at 8 am.
    Sailed again from there on Febuary 1st at 4 pm
    Arrived Avonmouth Feby 5th at 12 mid-day, disembarked at 5 pm. Left this hospital at 2 pm for Brockenhurst, slept night on train arrived Hospital at 10 am.
    good hospital plenty "mungaree"
    1917 November 15 Thurs
    Arrived Brockenhurst Hospital February 10th operated on Feb. 13th

    Left Brockenhurst March 30th arrived Oaklands Park evening of March 30th 1918.
    Operated on at Oaklands Park Hospital on July 12th 1918
  • Image 115 of 126
  • Collection Description World War I diary kept by Edward Herbert Aubrey (1891-1963) from May 1917 to November 1917, with brief notes from 1918 and 1919. Some pages were removed and sent to relatives.
  • Parent Collection Description Edward Aubrey served from 10 February 1916 to 19 February 1919. He embarked on the Waihora in December 1916 with the New Zealand Expeditionary Force, 19th Reinforcements, New Zealand Mounted Rifles Brigade. Aubrey served in Egypt; and after being wounded on 5 November 1917 part of his left leg was amputated. Edward Aubrey spent his remaining service in medical care in Egypt and then Britain. On his return to New Zealand he returned to farming in the Omarama area on land won in a ballot as part of a Returned Soldiers' initiative.
  • Collection Location Private collection
  • File Reference CCL-Aubrey-1917-115

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