James Lindsell

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First name: James

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Last name: Lindsell

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James Lindsell, a storeman packer of Auburn, New South Wales was born in San Francisco, U.S.A. He enlisted at the age of 20, Dec. 1914 and embarked from Sydney on board HMAT A49 Seang Choon, 11 Feb. 1915, serving in the 3rd Reinforcements, 13th Battalion alongside his father, also James Charles Lindsell, who returned to Australia 11 Apr. 1916. His brother Richard Paul Lindsell enlisted May 1918 and returned 23 July 1919.

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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