So 'So Far From Home' 13th Battalion Diary History
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So 'So Far From Home' 13th Battalion Diary History

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So Far From Home ' edited by P. Wilson . 

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So Far From Home ' edited by P. Wilson .
Is the printed record of the remarkable diaries of 847 Eric S Evans 13th
Battalion AIF. This is a high text detail diary of life on the Western Front with the 13th . Eric Evans was among the first quota for the NSW 13th Battalion. He was a first day lander on Gallipoli. The next day the 26th April, Eric was badly wounded, one bullet passed through his thigh, another smashed his right heel. He was declared unfit for duty and was returned to Australia.

After recovery in Australia, Eric rejoined the 13th Battalion and at once set sail to rejoin his loved 13th Battalion.

He started his diaries from Wednesday 17th February 1917. Mainly to relate (should anything happen to him) his life way from his girlfriend,  Dorothhy Wright.
It was for his sweetheart that he was writing the diary. They are not love stories, but extreme details of the day to day affairs influencing Eric and thus the operations of the 13th Battalion and individuals that made up that fine fighting Battalion. Many other individuals are mentioned thus making this book excellent for genealogy research.

Battle Honours for the 13th Battalion are # Somme 1916
# Somme 1918 # Pozieres # Bullecourt # Messines 1917 # Ypres 1917 # Menin Road # Polygon Wood # Passchendaele # Arras 1918 # Ancre 1918 # Hamel # Amiens # Albert 1918 # Hindenburg Line # Hindenburg Line # Epehy # France and Flanders 1916-1918# ANZAC # Landing at ANZAC # Defence at ANZAC # Suvla # Sari Bair

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Book Condition:
PERFECT - NEW BOOK
Total Pages:
266
Publication Date:
2002
Dimensions in mm :
150 x 225
Thickness in mm:
20
Weight in grams:
450
Cover Soft (SB) or Hardback (HB):
SB - Printed cardback

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