Alternative Name(s): Notebook
Part of a small notebook used as a diary by Reuben Payne in the Boer War, 1902. The diary includes Payne's service, rifle and horse numbers, and some details of the campaign. The cover and an unknown number of pages are missing.
Private Reuben Payne, service no. 726, served in the Boer War in the 2nd Battalion, A Company, 1st Australian Commonwealth Contingent. He enlisted at the age of 22, and described himself as a 'bush labourer', born in Alexander, Victoria.
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PART OF A SMALL NOTEBOOK USED AS A DIARY BY RUEBEN PAYNE IN THE SOUTH ARFICA WAR. 1902. GIVES SERVICE, RIFLE ANS HORSE NUMBERS AND SOME DETAILS OF THE CAMPAIGN. THE SOUTH AFRICA WAR (BOER) WAR. MV120
Diary or notebook of 22 pages, with additional pages and cover missing. Hand-written on lined pages,
Donation from J. S. Payne
[Extensive text throughout.] The body text of the diary begins: 'Left Langwarrin Camp / on the 12th Feb 1902 + / embarked on the Saint / Andrew for S Africa / Weighed anthor & stood / off Williamstown for / the night. Started / Thursday 13th from / Williamstown & reached / Albany Tuesday 18th...'
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