Albert George Byles World War I Diary Vertical File Manuscript
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Brief Description: Three annual pocket diaries covering the years 1916-1918.  Brief daily entries describe daily routine as sapper, 207th Field Company, Royal Engineers, detailed to the Western Front in France.   Duties centered on trench construction and maintenance.  Beginning in June, 1917, long illness prevented Byles returning to trench duty.  Entries describe convalescence and return to light duty in England.
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Record Series Number: 1/8/1925
Created by: Byles, Albert George (b. 1888)
Volume: 1.0 Folders
Arrangement: One folder.
Biographical Note for Byles, Albert George (b. 1888) : Born in Norwich, England, Albert George Byles was the son of Sidney and Hannah Byles.  He served as a sapper, 207th Field Company, Royal Engineers.  He married Mabel Whitworth in 1914.  His brother Frederick George Byles died in September, 1918.
Genres/Forms of Material
World War, 1914-1918 - Personal narratives, British
Languages of Materials
English [eng]