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Crooks, Thomas Ray
Crooks war diary, 11 February 1915 - 24 May 1918 / Thomas Ray Crooks
Level of Description
Date of Work
11 February 1915 - 24 May 1918
Type of Material
Digitised : 2011
0.05 metres of textual material (1 folder) : manuscript
Administrative / Biographical Note
Lieutenant T. R. Crooks, a coachman of New Lambton, New South Wales was born in Hobart, Tasmania and was aged 30 when he enlisted at Liverpool, New South Wales, 30 Dec. 1914. He embarked from Sydney on board HMAT A48 Seang Bee, 11 Febr. 1915 and served in the 13th and 45th Battalions. He took part in campaigns in the Dardanelles, France and Belgium and was wounded in action in France, 6 Aug. 1916. He was awarded the Military Cross for conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty, Mar. 1917. He was returned to Australia as a disciplinary case after being AWOL for 4 days, 13 Mar. 1918
Describes experiences while training in Egypt, in action in the war zones and during rest periods in England
Purchased from T. R. Crooks, 1919 Part of the European War Collecting Project (also known as the Soldiers' Diaries Collection or War Diaries Collection), established by the Trustees of the Mitchell Library in 1918
Microfilm available at CY 4893, frames 1 - 144 State Library of New South Wales collection of World War I diaries
Australia. Army. Battalion, 13th
Seang Bee (Ship)
Australia. Army. Battalion, 45th
Soldiers, Australian -- 20th century.
Soldiers, Australian -- Diaries.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Australia.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, Australian.
Life Interrupted: Personal Diaries from World War I
Digital order no.
Album ID : 971393
Records of the European War Collecting Project, established by the Trustees of the Mitchell Library in 1918
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