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Alexander John McKee World War I diary, postcards and photographs, 1916-1919

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Alexander John McKee World War I diary, postcards and photographs, 1916-1919

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Alexander John McKee World War I diary, postcards and photographs, 1916-1919

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Alexander John McKee World War I diary, postcards and photographs, 1916-1919

Full title

Alexander John McKee World War I diary, postcards and photographs, 1916-1919

Date

1916-1919

Record Identifier

nV2qKjJn
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0.03 metres of textual material (1 folder)

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Fonds

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Copyright status : In copyright

Research & study copies allowed : Author has been deceased for more than 50 years

Copyright holder : State Library of New South Wales

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SCOPE AND CONTENTS

Contents

ITEM 01
Alexander John McKee diary and Army Book 136, 14 September 1916-29 January 1919

ITEM 02
Alexander John McKee photographs and postcards, 1917-1918

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Alexander John McKee World War I diary, postcards and photographs, 1916-1919

AUTHORS, ARTISTS AND CONTRIBUTORS

NOTES

General note

Transcription of the diary written by his daughter Lesly Gorbach, 2011 . Also includes `Notes on the diary of Alexander McKee' written by his Grand-daughter Beth Rogers

State Library of New South Wales collection of World War I diaries.

CONTEXTUAL INFORMATION

Source

Presented by Peter McKee, 2014

Administrative / Biographical history

Alexander John McKee (no. 26387), a mechanical draughtsman, was born in Orange, N.S.W., 23 Sept. 1882. After school he was apprenticed to a plumber and then later studied draughting and was employed by CSR Company as a draughtsman in Fiji. He travelled to the United States working on construction sites and studied Law at Stanford University. When War was declared he came back to Australia and enlisted in Marrickville, 13 June 1916 at the age of 33 and embarked from Sydney on the 14 September 1916 on the HMAT Mashobra A47. He served in France as a Signalman and then later as a Gunner in the Australian Field Artillery (4/5th), Divisional Ammunition Column. He was wounded in action in France, 13 Sept. 1917 and again on 23 Apr. 1918. He returned to Australia on the Raranga, 29 Oct. 1919.
After the war he stayed in London and studied civil engineering at the London Polytech later returning to Australia and marrying Gweneth Madden with whom he had two children Lesly and Ian. He continued his studies in civil engineering with the Institution of Engineers, Australia and qualified as an associate of the Institution. He then worked as a District Engineer with the Department of Main Roads, New South Wales. He retired in 1947 and died shortly after at the age of 65.

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