Thomas Joseph Cleary

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First name: Thomas

Middle name: Joseph

Last name: Cleary

Personal information:

T. J. Cleary served as a private in the Australian Imperial Forces, transferring from his original battalion to the 2nd Pioneer Battalion May, 1916. He was stationed in Egypt Apr. - May 1916 and later served in France and Belgium

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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