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Letter and diary of J.W. Mundy
Title : Letter and diary of J.W. Mundy Letter and diary of J.W. Mundy
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Creator : Mundy, James Wallace, 1894-1982
Date of creation : 1916-1918
Format : Diary
Contributor : State Library of South Australia
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Description :

Records comprising the war service diary of James Wallace Mundy (service no. 2356) 1 June 1916 - 1 January 1918? (also includes several poems by Sapper B.G. Winch, names and addresses, and reminiscences) and a letter written by Mundy to his parents.

The letter, dated 1 January 1916, was written in Egypt and describes the withdrawal from Gallipoli. The diary records Mundy's experiences on the Western Front.

Read a PDF of the diary (3.1MB) or a transcript of the letter and diary.

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

Period : 1914-1918
Further reading :

Bean, C. E. W. Gallipoli mission, Sydney : ABC Enterprises in association with the Australian War Memorial for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 1990

Burness, Peter. Fromelles and The Somme : Australians on the Western Front - 1916, Canberra : A.C.T. : Dept. of Veterans' Affairs, 2006

Hart, Peter. Gallipoli, Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2011

Laffin, John. Damn the Dardanelles! : the story of Gallipoli, Sydney : Doubleday, 1980

Robertson, John. Anzac and Empire : the tragedy & glory of Gallipoli, [Richmond, Vic.] : Hamlyn Australia, 1990

Steel, Nigel and Peter Hart. Defeat at Gallipoli, London : Macmillan, 1994

Travers, Richard C. Diggers in France : Australian soldiers on the Western Front, Sydney, N.S.W. : ABC Books, 2008

Internet links :

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: Encyclopedia: Gallipoli

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

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

Gallipoli: The drama of the Dardanelles [Imperial War Museum, UK]

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

RSL Virtual War Memorial

Visit Gallipoli [Department of Veterans Affairs]



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