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
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Copying Provisions Copying permitted subject to physical condition
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.