Harrie Joseph Cave

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First name: Harrie

Middle name: Joseph

Last name: Cave

Personal information:

Private on enlistment, Lance Coporal on Nominal Roll; He enlisted in Aug. 1915 at the age of 23 and embarked from Sydney on board HMAT Mooltan, 11 Dec. 1915. He served as a private with the 1st Battalion, 1st Infantry Brigade in Egypt, Jan. - Apr. 1916, France and Belgium, Apr. - Nov. 1916 and Nov. 1917 - Jan. 1919. He was injured in the field 23 Oct. 1916 and sent to England where he remained till 27 Oct. 1917. He was hospitalised with influenza in France, May 1918 and returned to Australia on board City of Poona, Mar. 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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