Warren Perry

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First name: Warren

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Last name: Perry

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Warren Perry - 'A biographical sketch of Lieutenant-Colonel T.B.W. James, DSO (1883-1939) : a Gunner Officer of the Australian Staff Corps', 1990. Tristram Bernard Wordsworth James (1883-1939), soldier, was born in Hobart and educated there and in Western Australia. He began his military career by enlisting in the volunteer artillery in Western Australia in 1899. In 1911 he was appointed the first adjutant of the Royal Military College at Duntroon; released for active service in April 1916 he enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force as a battery commander in the 7th Field Artillery Brigade with the rank of major, and after six months training in England arrived in France in December 1916 with the 25th Battery. James won the Distinguished Service Order in 1917 for extinguishing a fire in a gun-pit under heavy shell-fire. He held various commands during the war and returned to Australia at the end of 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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