Noble, Vivian Henry (Corporal, b.1883 - d.1930)

Unit 3rd Australian Infantry Battalion
Places
Accession Number 3DRL/2718
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 1 wallet: 1 cm
Object type Diary
Maker Noble, Vivian Henry William
Place made France, Ottoman Empire: Turkey, Dardanelles, Gallipoli
Date made 1914-1918
Access Open
Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room. AWM315 419/060/009
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Description

Collection relating to the First World War service of 357 Corporal Vivan Noble, 3 Battalion, Gallipoli and France. Collection consists of four original handwritten diaries, covering Noble's enlistment in August 1914 to his return to Australia in December 1918. The diaries are detailed and describe the voyage over with the first convoy, hearing the news of the battle with the Emden, the landing and evacuation of Gallipoli, Pozieres, leave in England and Birdwood's speech to the 1914 men prior to their departure back to Australia. The last two diaries also contain personal notes, songs, advice, personal resolutions, index of letters, sketches, and 'things heard in the trenches'.