Diary of William Raws, rifleman Public Deposited

Diary of William Raws, rifleman

Shelf Mark/Reference Number
  • IE TCD MS 10853
Rights statement
  • Copyright The Board of Trinity College Dublin. Images are available for single-use academic application only. Publication, transmission or display is prohibited without formal written approval of the Library of Trinity College, Dublin.
Date Created
  • start 01-09-1914
  • end 11-03-1916
Physical extent
  • iv, 139 folios
  • IE TCD MS 10853 is ‘A diary of the events in my life in the army September 1st 1914 - March 11th 1916' by William Raws, late rifleman, 1st 6th (Rifle) 6th Kings. Liverpool regiment. Folio i v has a pasted-in dedication to Sister M. Proctor; folio ii r has the signature of MI Keating, a former owner of this volume; folio iii r has the autograph signature of the author beneath a typed preface. Soiled green cloth boards with gilt spine labelling. A transcription of the diary is available below. Contents: Folio ii v: pasted-in photograph of William Raws, with MS ink caption 'in Dublin'. Folio iii r: Preface. Folio iv r: List of Chapters, as follows: 1. Joining (starts at folio 1r). 2. Training in Sefton Park and Liverpool (starts at folio 3r). 3. Guarding the Railway at Croydon (starts at folio 9r). 4. Training at Sevenoaks (starts at folio 13r). 5. Training at Canterbury (starts at folio 17r). 6. Final Leave Home (starts at folio 56r). 7. On Active Service (starts at folio 60r). 8. Hospital Life in France (around folio 107r?; no chapter with this specific heading is present in the volume). 9. Hospital Life in Dublin (starts at folio 111r). 10. Hospital Life in Birkenhead (starts at folio 137r). 11. Home (no chapter with this specific heading is present in the volume). See the Manuscripts & Archives Research Library's catalogue entry here:
  • Purchased from Mr L. Gee, Kilkenny on 1 November 1995 (through the good offices of Rev Mr Levistone Cooney, methodist minister).
Resource type
  • ink
  • book cloth (textile material)
  • photographic paper
  • paper (fiber product)
  • Irish
Digital Object Id
  • MS10853_001
  • 0110009


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