|Unit||24th Australian Infantry Battalion|
|Collection type||Private Record|
|Measurement||1 wallet; 1 cm.|
Edgerton, Eric Henry Drummond
|Place made||Australia: Victoria, Melbourne|
|Date made||1928; 1915-1918|
|Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room.||AWM315 419/030/033|
First World War, 1914-1918
Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
This item is in the Public Domain
|Copying Provisions||Copying permitted subject to physical condition|
Edgerton, Eric Henry Drummond, MM, DSO (Lieutenant, b.1897 - d.1918)
Collection relating to the service of Lieutenant Eric Henry Drummond Edgerton, MM, DSO, 24 Battalion, Gallipoli, Egypt and France, 5 January 1915 - 11 August 1918. Collection consists of a typewritten copy of diary kept by Lieutenant Edgerton Gallipoli, 1915-1918. Copy made 1928 by Australian War Memorial. Location of original unknown.
Biographical note: Lieutenant, DSO MM & Bar, 24 Battalion, AIF. Student; of Caulfield, VIC; born Moonee Ponds, VIC; educated Balaclava State School and Wesley College, Melbourne; received an award from the Royal Life Saving Society, 1914. Interested in his great grandfather who fought at Waterloo; served in the Senior Cadets; age at time of death 21 years 4 months; joined AIF 1915 and served in Gallipoli, Egypt and France; commanded the Australian detachment at the Review of Allied Troops held at Versailles in mid 1918.