John Harrison: Loss of Submarine AE2 & Prisoners of War

Picture of the extract of Wheat's diary on being taken prisoner

Able Seaman John Harrison Wheat was taken prisoner on 30 March, 1915, with the rest of AE2ís crew. In his diary, he recounts the experience and privations of a prisoner of war in Turkey. Wheat was repatriated to London in December, 1918.

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Australian War Memorial copy:
AWM: 3DRL-2965 [pp.15-74] (extract for quick reference) AWM: 3DRL-2965 (full report, slow download)

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