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ID number 1DRL/0196
Title Chambers, Philip Arthur (Major, b.1876 - d.?)
Record type Collection
Item count 2
Collection Private Record
Object type Diary
Maker Chambers, Philip Arthur (Maker)
Places made
  • Egypt: Suez Canal, Port Said
  • Ottoman Empire: Palestine, Gaza
Date made 1917-1919
Measurement 1 wallet :1 cm
Note Open

Description

Collection relating to the First World War service of Major Philip Arthur Chambers, 12 Light Horse Regiment, Egypt and Palestine, 1917-1919. Collection consists of two diaries written by Chambers while with the 12 Light Horse Regiment. They contain brief diary entries covering the range of activities of a Light Horse officer and include comments on discipline arrangements and participation in courts martial. Diary entries for 1917 and 1918 are written in the same diary.

Summary

Biographical note: 12 Light Horse Regiment, Pastoralist of Bourke, NSW. Born Wellington, NSW 12 September 1876. Appointed Captain 12 Light Horse 4 May 1915, promoted Major, 1 June 1915. Attached to 1 Light Horse Regiment at ANZAC from 29 August 1915, temporary Lieutenant Colonel 16 March 1919, appointment terminated 20 October 1919.

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  • Chambers, Philip Arthur (Major, b.1876 - d.?)
  • Diary of Philip Arthur Chambers, 1917-1918

    Diary relating to the First World War service of Major Philip Arthur Chambers, 12th Light Horse Regiment. In this diary, kept between 12 January 1917 and 31 December 1918, Chambers provides an officer's observations and account of 12th Light Horse...

  • Diary of Philip Arthur Chambers, 1919

    Diary relating to the First World War service of Major Philip Arthur Chambers 12th Light Horse Regiment. In this diary, kept between 1 January 1919 and 31 December 1919, Chambers details the movements of the unit, as well as noting various ...