War Diary of WALTER ERNEST MOUNT' ‘AN ACCOUNT OF A PUNITIVE EXPEDITION ON, THE N.W. FRONTIER OF INDIA.’

2 Copied Jan .2001 by Walter's daughter in law Elizabeth Mount from old papers found in a boxfile. Written by Walter Ernest Mount Born 6-5-1896 in Margate Kent. Died 1-1-1974 in Adelaide South Aust. Walter served 5 years with the British Army –NorthWest Frontier India &Mesopotamia Enlisted /Served with the Londons County of London Cycle Battalion Private No 2192 or 740919 Regimental No. 205930 Rank Private Unit 2nd. Garr. Northumberland Fusiliers Discharged approx. 1920/21 The address shown on the cover page does not correlate with any address of Walter's that is familiar tome. I suggest that this could have been an headdress used as an Adelaide postal address. Perhaps it was the address of a friend. I have noway of dating this piece of writing .Additional Notes by Andrew Mount grandson of Walter Earnest Mount. The action described in this piece of writing began on 3 rd May 1917 The Shrawani Pass action occurred 24 th June 1917 recorded in The Civil and Military Gazette dated 5 th May 1918 (ref: http://www.25thlondon.com/WaziristanCampaignBooklet.pdf) The campaign is also recorded in “The Londoner” Vol 2 No 2 page 57 http://www.25thlondon.com/londoner/V2-2.pdf The death of Piper John Kidd was reported in The Argus (Melbourne) on Monday May 1934.
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