James Kingsley Gorrell

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First name: James

Middle name: Kingsley

Last name: Gorrell

Personal information:

Private James Kingsley Gorrell, bank clerk of Unanderra, New South Wales enlisted 18 July 1915 aged 23 years and embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A53 Itria, 18 April 1916. He served with the 1st Light Horse Field Ambulance, 16th Reinforcement in Egypt, Sinai and Palestine and returned to Australia 1 Nov. 1919 on board HT Nestor

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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