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ID number 1DRL/0257
Title Edgerton, Eric Henry Drummond, MM, DSO (Lieutenant, b.1897 - d.1918)
Record type Collection
Item count 2
Collection Private Record
Object type Diary
Maker Edgerton, Eric Henry Drummond (Maker)
Place made Australia: Victoria, Melbourne
Date made 1928; 1915-1918
Measurement 1 wallet; 1 cm.
Note Open

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.

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.

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  • Edgerton, Eric Henry Drummond, MM, DSO (Lieutenant, b.1897 - d.1918)
  • Diary for Eric Henry Drummond Edgerton, 1915-1918

    Typed copy of diary relating to the First World War service of Lieutenant Eric Henry Drummond Edgerton, MM, DSO, 24th Battalion. The original diary was written by Eric Edgerton between 5 January 1915 and 11 August 1918. In the diary, Edgerton ...

  • Extract about Eric Henry Drummond Edgerton, 1918

    Unit Diary extract relating to the service of Lieutenant Eric Henry Drummond Edgerton, MM, DSO, 24th Battalion. The typed extract is from the Unit Diary of the 24th Battalion for August 1918. It describes events on the day of August 12th and the...