Alec Donaldson

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First name: Alec

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Last name: Donaldson

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Capt. Donaldson's account of events in two diaries, 6 August-26 December 1917, written in a 1914 diary, and from 6 August 1918-24 December 1918, while kept as a prisoner of war on board S.M.S. Wolf, after capture and sinking of his ship, S.S. Matunga, and later in Germany; with typescript biographical note

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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