Clarence Hansby Read

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First name: Clarence

Middle name: Hansby

Last name: Read

Personal information:

Lieutenant C. H. Read, of Bellevue Hill, Sydney enlisted in the Royal Australian Naval Reserve on 11 Aug. 1914, for service in the tropics with the combined naval and military expedition, raised for a term of six months. He sailed on H.M.A.S. Berrima, 19 Aug. 1914 for New Guinea, returning to Sydney 18 Feb. 1915

Ward diary, 6 October 1914 - 28 July 1915
Diary of Eric Harford Ward

More than just this dairy (which is incredibly moving), it's the stories you piece together by reading other material in our collection. While on duty, Eric Ward wrote several letters to his home town paper The Bathurst TimesYou can even get a small glimpse of his life after the war with mention of a wedding. These documents are like pieces of a puzzle that together show a picture of a man who went to war and, thankfully, returned home.
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