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Colley-Priest, Langford Wellman
Colley-Priest diary, 9 November 1915-11 June 1919 / Langford Wellman Colley-Priest
Level of Description
Date of Work
9 November 1915-11 June 1919
Type of Material
0.10 metres of textual material (2 volumes) : manuscript, printed
Administrative / Biographical Note
Private L.W. Colley-Priest, warehouseman of Neutral Bay, Sydney, was born in Glebe Point, Sydney. He enlisted at Liverpool aged 24 years, 19 May 1915 and embarked from Sydney on SS Beltana, Nov. 1915 to serve as a stretcher-bearer with the 8th Field Ambulance A.I.F. in Egypt and France, 15 Dec. 1915-11 June 1919. He was awarded the Military Medal for bravery in the field while carrying wounded to Bellewaarde Ridge under heavy fire. He returned to Sydney on HMAT China, in May 1919. An abridged version of his diary was published under the title "The 8th Australian Field Ambulance on active service : a brief account of its history and services from 4 Aug. 1915 - 5 Mar. 1919", Sydney, D.S. Ford, 1919. A signed copy is held in the Mitchell Library (940.939/P)
ITEM 01 Langford Colley-Priest diary, 9 November 1915-11 June 1919 ITEM 02 Langford Colley-Priest diary transcript, 9 November 1915-11 June 1919
Purchased June 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
State Library of New South Wales collection of World War I diaries
Australia. Army. Field Ambulance, 8th
Soldiers, Australian -- 20th century.
Soldiers, Australian -- Diaries.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Australia.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Medical care.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, Australian.
Records of the European War Collecting Project, established by the Trustees of the Mitchell Library in 1918
<< Items in this Collection
Item 01: Langford Colley-Priest diary, 9 November 1915-11 June 1919
Item 02: Langford Colley-Priest diary transcript, 9 November 1915-11 June 1919
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