Greatorex, James Joseph

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Accession Number 3DRL/6776
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 1 wallet: 1cm
Object type Diary
Maker Greatorex, James Joseph
Date made 1914-1919
Access Open
Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room. AWM315 419/040/020
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Description

Collection relating to the First World War service of 560 Lieutenant (Lt) James Joseph Greatorex who served with 1 Light Horse Brigade Machine Gun Squadron from 1914-1919. Comprises a black and white photocopy of a handwritten diary kept by Lt Greatorex, from the time of his enlistment in September 1914, until his return home to Victoria in August 1919. His diary describes his voyage to Egypt, service on the Gallipoli Peninsula, action at Romani and service in Palestine. He also mentions visits to England and America.