Affleck, Herbert Alexander (Sergeant, b.1891 - d.1917)

Unit 1st Australian Field Artillery Brigade
Places
Accession Number 1DRL/0026
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 1 wallet: 1 cm
Object type Diary, Letters
Maker Affleck, Herbert Alexander
Place made Australia: Australian Capital Territory, Canberra, Australia: Victoria, Melbourne, Broadmeadows, Egypt, France, Ottoman Empire: Turkey, Dardanelles, Gallipoli
Date made 1914-1927
Access Open
Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room. AWM93 12/11/84
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copying Provisions Copying is permitted for the purposes of research and study, subject to physical condition
Description

Collection relating to the First World War service of 871 Sergeant Herbert Alexander Affleck, 3 Battery, 1 Artillery Brigade, Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front, 1914-1917. Collection consists of four diaries which detail Affleck's service in Broadmeadows training camp; landing at Gallipoli (25 April 1915) and following actions; hospitalisation and convalescence at Mudros and Malta; and action in France. Diaries chiefly contain brief entries recording Affleck's daily activities, with very little descriptive detail. Collection also contains three dried flowers.

History / Summary

Biographical note: 871 Lance Sergeant Herbert Alexander Affleck, 3 Battery, 1 Brigade, Australian Field Artillery. Killed in action, Ypres, 17 August 1917. Age 26. Son of Rebecca Lily Affleck of Glen Avon, Pine Grove, Malvern, Victoria, and the late Alexander J Affleck.