Guppy, Alfred Leslie (CQMS, b.1886 - d.1965)

Unit 14th Australian Infantry Battalion
Accession Number 3DRL/1545
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 1 wallet: 1 cm.
Object type Diary
Maker Guppy, Alfred Leslie
Place made At sea, Australia, Belgium, Egypt, France, Ottoman Empire: Turkey, Dardanelles, Gallipoli
Date made 1914-1917
Access Open
Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room. AWM93 12/11/4805
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 201 Company Quartermaster Sergeant, 14 Battalion. Collection consists of three handwritten diaries written by Guppy between 22 December 1914 and September 1917. It covers his enlistment, training in Egypt, service on Gallipoli as well as on the Western Front in France and Belgium. The period between 29 March and 19 November 1916 (diary No 3) is missing. The last section of the diary contains his personal notes about his capture at the Battle of Bullecourt in April 1917 and subsequent incarceration as a prisoner of war of the Germans. See also: 2DRL/0447.

Biographical information: Guppy served almost all of the war with 14 Battalion. He was present at the landing at Gallipoli, the attacks during May and August and was evacuated in December. He returned to Australia in 1919 and also served in the Second World War.