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War diary of A.S. Hutton
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Creator : Hutton, Arthur Sydney
Source : War diary of A. S. Hutton, D 4975(L)
Date of creation : 1915
Format : Diary
Contributor : State Library of South Australia
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Copies of the diary of A.S. Hutton, signaller, No 10 H.Q. Staff, 3rd Light Horse Regiment AIF, May 12-Nov 30, 1915. Arthur describes his experiences in Egypt, the fighting around Quinn's Post, and the illnesses contracted by Hutton and his fellow soldiers in the field, including illnesses requiring transfer to Alexandrina, Lemnos etc. Two copies are available, as a facsimile of the original [which is held in the Australian War Memorial], and a handwritten copy of the original. Includes a typescript transcript.

Sergeant Hutton went on to serve in France and was wounded in action twice; he was gassed on 12 October 1917 and received a gunshot wound on 22 August 1918.

During World War Two Hutton served on the Darwin Overland Maintenance Force from 29 July 1939 to 24 January 1941.

Read a PDF of this diary (4.2 MB)
Or read a typescript transcript of this diary.

View Hutton's AIF service record [National Archives of Australia].

Related names :

Hutton, Arthur Sydney, 1891-1970

Period : 1914-1918
Place : Gallipoli
Further reading :

Beaumont, Joan. Broken nation : Australians in the Great War, Sydney, N.S.W. : Allen & Unwin, 2013

Carlyon, Les. The great war, Sydney : Pan Macmillan Australia, 2006

Cochrane, Peter. Australians at war, Sydney : ABC Books for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 2001

Gammage, Bill. The broken years : Australian soldiers in the Great War, Ringwood, Vic. : Penguin Books, 1990

Kent, David. From trench and troopship : the experience of the Australian Imperial Force, 1914-1919, Alexandria, N.S.W. : Hale & Iremonger , 1999

Luckins, Tanja. The gates of memory : Australian people's experiences and memories of loss in the Great War, Fremantle, W.A. : Curtin University Books, 2004

Macdougall, Anthony. Australians at war : a pictorial history, Nobel Park, Vic. : Five Mile Press, 2002

Internet links :

1918 Australians in France [previous exhibition from Australian War Memorial]

AIF Database: Australian Anzacs in the Great War 1914-1918 [Australian Defence Force Academy]

Anzac Day Commemoration Committee (Queensland) See: History: World War 1

Australians at War [Department of Veterans' Affairs]

Australian War Memorial See: Australians at War: Australian Military History Overview: First World War 1914-1918

Australian War Memorial See: Encyclopedia: Gallipoli

Australian Army History Unit [Department of Defence]: See: History in focus [several sections about World War One]

Official history of Australia in the war of 1914-1918 [Australian War Memorial]

RSL Virtual War Memorial

World War I and its Aftermath 1914 - 1921 [New South Wales High School Certificate (HSC) online]



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