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Diary of an Eighth Army soldier in North Africa

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posted on 2024-06-05, 19:35 authored by Their Finest Hour Project Team

My father-in-law, John William Meacher, served in North Africa with the British 8th Army from June 1942 until June 1943. He kept a diary with him - in this diary, he documented the full story of his experiences of the fighting (original copy got destroyed - this is a bi-copy). Included is a full transcript for us to keep. Box (of items).


Item list and details

1. War Diary of John William Meacher (British 8th Army), 1942-44 2. Box 3. Book Indexed

Person the story/items relate to

1. John William Meacher (British 8th Army) 2. Graham Goode

Person who shared the story/items

David Goode

Relationship between the subject of the story and its contributor

1. Father-in-law 2. Father

Type of submission

Shared at University of Plymouth, Plymouth on 15 November 2023.

Record ID

111874 | PLY029