Collection of documents, including Soldier's Pay Books for Use on Active Service used by L.P. Radovonich during World War One. More information on the Lyttelton Museum's eHive Catalogue. 

Collection of documents, including Soldier's Pay Books for Use on Active Service used by L.P. Radovonich during World War One. More information on the Lyttelton Museum's eHive Catalogue

In 1986 a group of items formerly belonging to Lewis Radovonich (b1895,  d1963), were donated to the museum by J. Radovonich. Among the items was Lewis' 1917 Soldier's diary, in which he diligently recorded his daily life on active service. Initially withG Company, 21st Reinforcements, NZEF, Lewis' observations give us insight into how one man experienced training, travel and conflict during World War One, far removed from his everyday existence as a Lyttelton Plumber. One hundred years on we'll be sharing these entries on our blog in regular installments, and adding supplementary information from time to time. The first entries will be be posted during this week, We thank the Radovonich family for allowing us to share Lewis' account and, while we encourage feedback and interaction, any comments of a personal nature will be removed.

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