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61038: William Binning's Diaries

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posted on 2024-02-25, 18:39 authored by Great War Archive Project Team

William kept a small pocket diary for the early part of 1915 whilst he was in officer training. Below is a transcription of the diary. Any comments and paraphrasing are in italics. William kept a small pocket diary during the first four months of 1916. Any comments or paraphrasing are in italics. William crossed to France for the first time in October 1915. He joined the 9th Battalion The Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) in the 9th Division in the Salient which he describes in his diary as ˜beastly'. In January 1916 he joins the Machine Gun Corps and after training in January he rejoins the 9th Division which is now serving north east of Armentieres where the Front Line runs through the village of Le Touquet.

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Identifier

9606.cpd| 8432.pdf|GWA_7540_Diary_1915.pdf 8433.pdf|GWA_7541_Diary_1916.pdf

Creator

Binning, William

Date

5th January 1915 - 22nd April 1916 | 5th January 1915 - 9th March 1915 1st January 1916 - 22nd April 1916

Date Created

05/01/1915 | 01/01/1915

Temporal Coverage

22/04/1916 | 24/04/1915 09/03/1915

Source

Notebook

Medium

Paper

Type

Diary

Pages

1, 2

Number of Pages

2

Contributor

Admin | Christine Plummer | Beath High School

Rights

The Great War Archive, University of Oxford / Primary Contributor

Publisher

The Great War Archive, University of Oxford

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