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Victor William Benjamin - War diary, 1942

documentary heritage
  • Description

    Whitcombe's New Zealand Pocket Diary (1942) belonging to 66044 Gunner Victor William Benjamin, B Troop, 27 Battery, 5 Field Regiment, NZ Artillery, 2NZEF. Bulk of entries cover a period from 11 May 1942 to 10 July 1942 (pages 131-191), several days before Benjamin was mortally wounded in action in the Western Desert. Entries are also noted on pages 20-26, 34-37, 370 and 382. Inside cover pocket contains a newspaper death notice for Margaret Sutcliffe.

  • Other Id

    3778 (Presto content ID)

    MS-2008-44 (Reference Number)

    72899 (DBTextworks system ID)

    2008/44 (Registration number)

  • Department

Images and documents

Catalogue

  • Object Type
  • Name/Title
    Victor William Benjamin - War diary, 1942
  • Primary Maker
  • Date
    1942
  • Physical Description

    1 x leather-bound volume; 120 mm x 90 mm; 382 pages

  • Level of Current Record
    Single Item
  • Related Object Notes
    Cenotaph database record.
  • Public Access Text

    Inscribed: "To Victor from mum & dad with loving & protective thoughts. Nov. 4th 41."

  • Credit Line
    Donated by Barrington ('Barry') Noel Benjamin (brother) on 20 February 2008.
  • Last Update
    04 Nov 2022
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