Augustine Emerson Tennent

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First name: Augustine

Middle name: Emerson

Last name: Tennent

Personal information:

Private Augustine Emerson Tennent, a New Zealander, enlisted in the A.I.F. at Bendigo, Victoria on 30 Sept. 1916. He trained at Lark Hill, England and was sent to France and Belgium on 13 May 1917. Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 25 October 1916. he was in 5th Battalion, 22nd Reinf. After the Armistice he was employed at the Australian General Base Depot at Le Havre, France until he was demobilised on 1 Oct. 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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