Desmond A. Saies - Diaries
- MS-98-72 (Reference Number)
- 98/72 (Registration Number)
Item 1 -- Diary 1941: Covers journey from New Zealand to Egypt, 6 April to 18 September. Contains names and addresses, morse code, and English-Italian vocabulary. Also has part of diary for 1945 from 1 - 19 January, which mentions the road to Florence (Italy).
Item 2 -- Diary 1943: Covers Egypt and Italy, 25 April to 31 December. Mentions unloaded at Bari in Italy on 13 November. Gives details of tours in Middle East, and names and addresses.
Item 1 -- Diary 1944: Covers period in Italy from 1 January to 31 December.
Item 2 -- Diary 1945: Covers journey from Italy to Australia, 1 January to 15 April. Left Italy 10 February and arrived Melbourne 14 April. Also has names and addresses.
2 folders (4 items)
Saies, Desmond A.. Diaries, 1941 - 1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS-98-72.
The 1941 diary gives details as 63339 Pte D.A. Saies, B Company, 31st Auckland Battalion, 2NZEF, Middle East Forces. Diary for 1944 gives details as 63339 Driver D.A. Saies, NZASC, 1 NZ MC Dental, 2 NZEF, MEF.
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