Walter Edward Gillett

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First name: Walter

Middle name: Edward

Last name: Gillett

Personal information:

W. E. Gillett enlisted in the Australian Imperial Forces 6 Mar. 1916, at Perth, Western Australia, was promoted to lance-corporal Feb. 1917 and later to sergeant. He served in France from Dec. 1917, probably with D company, 21st Battalion. He transferred to a clerical position in 1917 and was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal in 1919. He served at the A.I.F. Headquarters, London from Feb. 1919 to May 1920, returning to Australia 30 July 1920

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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