Diary, 1919, of James W. Willox, a private from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania who served in the Mesopotamian Expeditionary Force in Iraq during World War I.
Primarily contains photographs from Willox's time in Iraq, including photographs of himself, his fellow soldiers, captured Iraqi soldiers, and native Iraqis performing their daily activities in Bahgdad. There are also photographs of buildings, a wedding, a soldier from India, among many others. Many of the photographs have a short description.
There are also diary entries, primarily from January 1919, which ended when Willox was "fed up of keeping diary." Also includes a postcard and a letter that Willox wrote to his parents, as well as an undated newspaper clipping which states that Willox died of pneumonia in a British hospital.
There are also seven newspaper issues from 1918 to 1919, including issues of the Baghdad Times, the Basrah Times, and The Arab. Some of the issues are in English while other issues are in Arabic.
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Accessioned and minimally processed by Benjamin Bromley in November 2012.
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