Book: Lucy Daw's Diary; diary printed for ‘Letts’ Diaries Company, Limited and ...
Book: Lucy Daw's DiaryAbout this object
This red hardcover second diary, title page printed ‘Lett”s Indian and Colonial Rough Diary and Almanac for 1916’, printed by ‘Letts’ Diaries Company, Limited and distributed by Cassell & Company, Limited’ with pages 2 to 24 a printed almanac for British and Colonial India information. The business directory is British based. Lucy has written in ink on the top right of the title page ‘Lucy C Daw’ ‘no 3 Australian Hospital’.
Lucy Daw was trained in nursing at the Royal Adelaide Hospital, and first began under the matronship of Miss Margaret Graham. In 1915, Lucy Daw was granted leave for active service in World War I where she documented her experiences in Diaries #1 and #2.
She left Australia on 20 May, 1915 on the RMS “Mooltan” and served in Dardanelles, Egypt, Belgium, England and France. She served in the 3rd Australian General Hospital and Reinforcements. Lucy Daw returned to Australia on cessation of war hostilities on 20 March 1919, and resumed duties at the Royal Adelaide Hospital
diary manufactured by Hazell, Watson & Viney Ld., Printers, London & AylesburyMedium and Materials
Paper, cardboard, PVC, staples, thread bindingMeasurements
L20.5 x W13 x H2.5cm
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