Oscar Rhodes

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First name: Oscar

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Last name: Rhodes

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Corporal Oscar Rhodes, a journalist of Campsie, New South Wales, embarked from Sydney on HMAT A35 Berrima, 25 June 1915 and served as a signaller with the 20th Battalion in Egypt, Gallipoli and France. He was wounded with loss of left leg at Butte de Warlencourt, France, 25 Feb. 1917 and discharged as medically unfit, Sydney, 13 August 1918

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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