Highlights of the First World War Poetry Digital Archive: Edward Thomas' War Diary
Edward Thomas' War Diary
This is the private diary kept by Edward Thomas the last three months as a soldier. The cover and the pages are concaved and creased suggesting that he was carrying the diary when he was killed at an observation post on the 9th April 1917 by a shell blast during the opening barrage of the Battle of Arras.
The diary was given to his son Merfyn and rediscovered by his son Edward in 1970 amongst various papers and documents belonging to his father.
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