Diaries from the frontline of the First World War

EUGENE Sullivan was a young man from Lismore who served in the Western Front during the First World War.

He enlisted in 1915 and was sadly killed in 1917.

The last letter he wrote to his family before going back to the front, plus other letters sent to his family, will be on display as part of an upcoming talk at the Lismore Library.

The First World War Touring Program by the NSW State Library will be held at the Lismore Library tomorrow from 11am.

NSW State Library senior curator Elise Edmonds will bring to Lismore Eugene Sullivan's diary plus other documents and letter for the talk.

The diaries were purchased by the library at the end of the First World War in 1919 from people who served in many places.

Another diary that Ms Edmonds will be bringing to the Northern Rivers was written by Maurice Evans.

Mr Evans was an agricultural student in Kyogle when he enlisted and served in the Middle East. He came back to Australia and sold his diaries to the NSW State Library in 1919.

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