Diary, 11 May 1916 - 16 Nov 1916

Maker and role
Author: Frank Weeks (b.Circa 1897, d.1916)
Production date
1916

Description
Use the transcription copy at MS-Copy- 018, LS24.1.H.6 Box 4.
Francis Lionel Weeks. Diary from arrival at Armetieres, on the Western Front, on 11 May [1916] describing every day life in trenches. The last entry is dated 19 November [1916].
Frank Weeks was a gunner in the 3rd New Zealand Light Trench Mortar Battery. He was killed in action in France, aged 19 years.

Includes a letter written in Weeks' diary by A.J. Waysh to Frank's mother about Frank's part in the battles, and expressing sympathy and regret at Frank's death.
Object type
Media/materials description
Marbled boards with a blue linen spine
Measurements
[40] p. ; 15 cm.
Measurements
0 - Whole = Height x Width (mm) = 148 x 100mm
Names/keywords
3rd New Zealand Light Trench Mortar Battery ; World War 1; First World War ; Francis Lionel Weeks - Diaries; Rifleman ; War diaries;
Maker biography
Frank Weeks was a gunner in the 3rd New Zealand Light Trench Mortar Battery. He was killed in action in France, aged 19 years. He was the son of Thomas and Annie Weeks of Gisborne, New Zealand. His occupation before enlistment was 'station hand'. His embarkation date was 5 Feb 1916 to Suez, Egypt and he died in Somme, France, 23 Nov 1916. (From Cenotaph record)
Subjects
World War, 1914-1918 - Participation, New Zealand
New Zealand. Army. Light Trench Mortar Battery
World War, 1914-1918 - France - Trench warfare
Weeks, Francis Lionel - Diaries
World War, 1914-1918 - Personal narratives, New Zealand

Soliders - New Zealand
Accession number
A2929
Other reference numbers
MS WEE
Credit line
Weeks, F.L. 1916. Diary, 11 May 1916 - 16 Nov 1916. Nelson Provincial Museum: A2929.

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