William Peterson

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First name: William

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Last name: Peterson

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Signalling Sergeant William Peterson had previously served with the Australians in the South African War in 1896, and the British 2nd Dragoon Guards 1900-1908. He enlisted in Queensland in 1914 and served with the 2nd Light Horse Brigade in Egypt and Gallipoli, 1915, and in the Romani Campaign in the Sinai Peninsular, 1916-1917. He was wounded in the Battle of Rafa, 16 April 1917 and invalided back to Australia, arriving in Brisbane 3 May 1917

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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