Secondhand. Good condition. Some edgewear. Ownership sticker on inside cover. Tear to top of dust jacket spine.
Hubert Peter (Bert) Demasson was born in 1880 in Guildford, Perth Western Australia. He was employed by the Western Australian Railways Department, working his way up to a position as a guard. Married to Lilian Minchin in 1903, they had six children.
Bert, aged thirty-seven, was granted leave from the Railways Department to enlist in the Australian Imperial Forces. He fought in France and died as a prisoner of war on 9th September 1917.
Bert kept a diary and together with the letters he sent to his family, they provide an intimate and vivid account of the daily routine of war from the perspective of a mature married man.