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 16 Fri
    Left Oaklands Park Hosp. on Dec 8th 1918 after being there for 8 months & 8 days
    1917 November 17 Sat
    Dec 9th 1918
    Went on board Ambulance Transport Ruahine at 4 pm on Dec 8th. at Lilbury Docks Thames River.
    Drew out from wharf at 3 am on Dec 9th & lay in stream until 1 pm that day. so sailed from England on Dec 9th 1918 so had 10 months & 4 days in hosp. in the old country.
    The sea is calm today & we are looking forward to a good trip home.
  • Image 116 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-1917-116

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