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Item ID# A971.011.002
Title 1915 Onoto Diary of W. Victor Tranter
Object Name Diary
Dates of Creation January 1915 - June 1915
Creator Tranter, William Victor
Description Diary written by William Victor Tranter, known as Victor Tranter, from December 27, 1914 - June 7, 1915 while he was serving overseas during the First World War, with 1st Canadian Infantry Battalion. The diary entries cover his time in Dublin in January 1915, training, likely at Salisbury Plain in January 1915, his move to France in February 1915, time spent marching and in trenches through February, March and April 1915, fighting at Ypres from April 23, 1915 - April 18, 1915, staying at billets and trenches in May 1915, reference to shrapnel wounds on May 24, 1915, and his stay in hospital from May 25, 1915 to his last entry on June 7, 1915 "more shrapnel removed."
Finding Aid and Transcription Links TRANSCRIPTION of W. Victor Tranter Diary 1915, A971.011.002
Collection Tranter family fonds
Physical Description 8 x 5 cm. -- brown leather with gold embossed writing.
Subjects First World War
Hospitals
Military
Military life
Military service
Military training
Soldiers
People Tranter, Victor (William Victor)
Place England
France
Ireland
Southampton
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