Verdi George Schwinghammer

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First name: Verdi

Middle name: George

Last name: Schwinghammer

Personal information:

Verdi George Schwinghammer, clerk of Byron Bay, New South Wales was 25 years old when he embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A55 Kyarra, 17 Nov. 1916. He was attached to the 42nd Battalion A.I.F., formed with men from Northern Rivers, New South Wales, and southern Queensland. He served in France June 1917-Apr. 1919, was wounded and spent some time in hospital in France and England before returning to Australia 16 June 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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