Collection of Lieut. LW HARRICKS, MC

LWH coverThe Lindsay William Harricks: My War 1915 -1919 collection is provided with thanks to Jennie Marshall and the Harricks family. Jennie has also listed and indexed the photographs and other memorabilia of the hundreds of people that Lieut. Harricks came in contact with during the Great War.

The following summarises the contents and main chapters of the book:

L.W. Harricks upbringing; Enlisting in 1915: features family links, postcards and photographs from Egypt

Gallipoli; Back in Egypt: features photographs, letters home, family trip to Anzac Cove

The Western Front 1916; Pozieres; Resting at Ypres: features postcards, photographs, unit diary and trench maps

Winter on the Somme: features photographs, signed Battalion menus, Christmas card

Warlencourt & Spring 1917; Training in France; Leave in England: features photographs, 1917 Roll of Honour from Ararat Grammar School, experiences learnt from Pozieres and Bullecourt

Winter 1917; Training at Rollestone in England; Back with the Battalion in Belgium: features photographs, Christmas 1917, Lieut. Harricks reports in 22nd Battalion Unit Diary, patrol and raid reports

Morlancourt  and the Somme 1918; Award of the Military Cross; features the MC citation, report in local paper, articles from the ‘Twenty-Second’s Echo’

Hamel; 8th August Offensive; Mont St.Quentin: features photographs of senior commanders, war diaries and intelligence reports written by Lieut.Harricks

War Ends: features photographs while on leave, signed Christmas menus by men in the Battalion, and photographs from Belgium, France and England in 1919 as the men wait to return to Australia

Homeward Bound: features photographs of voyage back to Australia and stops ashore, Lieut. Harricks medals

People I knew: features photographs of men that Lieut. Harricks knew, either from home, in the Battalion, or Brigade while serving in the AIF

Biographies: memories from family members; Index of names

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