Gunter, Arthur Charles (Sergeant)

Accession Number 1DRL/0327
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 1 wallet: 1 cm.
Object type Diary
Maker Gunter, Arthur Charles
Place made Ottoman Empire: Turkey, Dardanelles, Gallipoli, Cape Helles Area, Cape Helles
Date made 1915
Access Open
Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room. AWM93 12/5/181
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

Collection relating to the service of Sergeant Arthur Charles Gunter, 3 Battery, 1 AFA Brigade, Gallipoli. Collection consists of a small 1915 diary in which Gunter made daily entries from 5 April 1915 to 29 October 1915, as well as several random entries and some notations concerning his pay .

History / Summary

Sergeant Gunter's diary gives a concise day-by-day account of his activities on and around Cape Helles from April to October 1915. Since his experience of Gallipoli is necessarily entwined with that of the British and French forces, this diary reflects an Australian perspective on an aspect of the Gallipoli campaign not usually associated with Australian troops.