Edgerton, Eric Henry Drummond, MM, DSO (Lieutenant, b.1897 - d.1918)

Unit 24th Australian Infantry Battalion
Places
Accession Number 1DRL/0257
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 1 wallet; 1 cm.
Object type Diary
Maker Edgerton, Eric Henry Drummond
Place made Australia: Victoria, Melbourne
Date made 1928; 1915-1918
Access Open
Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room. AWM315 419/030/033
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Description

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.

History / Summary

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.