Morgan, Roger (Lance Corporal, b.1894 - d?)

Accession Number 2DRL/0218
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 2 wallets: 2 cm
Object type Diary, Typescript
Maker Morgan, Roger
Place made Australia, Belgium, Egypt, France
Date made 1915-1919
Access Open
Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room. AWM93 12/11/2942
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copying Provisions Copying is permitted for the purposes of research and study, subject to physical condition

Collection relating to the First World War service of 8353 Lance Corporal Roger Morgan, 1st Field Ambulance AAMC (attached to 2nd Infantry Battalion), 1915-1918. Collection consists of typed transcripts of two personal diaries kept by Lance Corporal Morgan. The diary entries were collated as Book I, covering 22 July 1915 to 11 March 1918, and Book II covering 11 March 1918 to 14 May 1919. Diary entries are made at regular intervals and cover a wide range of Morgan’s experiences and observations. The entries commence with his enlistment at Victoria Barracks in Sydney as a stretcher-bearer in 1st Field Ambulance, continue with the troopship voyage to France via Egypt, then progress to many vivid and detailed descriptions of various front-line and non-combat experiences in France and Belgium. Morgan’s entries for the main period of his active service in 1915-1918 include: troop movements between towns, intense enemy action and counter-attacks, life in army camps and billets, his medical work and that of others, short visits to England, his own hospital visits for treatment of wounds, and the demobilisation process that includes a troopship voyage home to Australia in 1919.