Hine, William Lionel 'Leo' (Sergeant, b.1890 - d.1916)

Accession Number PR04088
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 1 wallet: 1 cm.
Object type Diary
Maker Hine, William Lionel 'Leo'
Place made Australia, Belgium, Egypt, France, Ottoman Empire: Turkey, Dardanelles, Gallipoli
Date made 1915-1916
Access Open
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Copying Provisions Copying permitted subject to physical condition
Description

Collection relating to the First World War service of 175 Sergeant William Lionel 'Leo' Hine, 21 Battalion. Collection consists of an original typed copy of a diary covering his embarkation from Australia in May 1915; the voyage to Egypt including a stop in Colombo; training and sightseeing in Egypt; the voyage to Gallipoli in September 1915 including his ship being torpedoed by a German submarine; his time there and the evacuation in December; return to Egypt; voyage to France in March 1916; training and fighting while there; march into Belgium in July and fighting there; the last diary entry is on 24 August 1916, the day he died. Also included is a short summary of the first few weeks in Gallipoli; some notes on trenches; and the toll of explosives on the soldiers.