Diary of Herbert Gilles Watson, DFC, 1914 - 1916

Place Middle East: Ottoman Empire, Turkey, Dardanelles, Gallipoli
Accession Number RCDIG0000141
Collection number PR01028
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type File
Item count 1
Object type Diary
Physical description 51 Image/s captured
Maker Watson, Herbert Gilles
Place made At sea, Egypt, Ottoman Empire: Turkey, Dardanelles, Gallipoli
Date made 1914-1915
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copying Provisions Copy provided for personal non-commercial use

Diary relating to the First World War service of 523 Sapper Herbert Gilles Watson, 2nd Light Horse Brigade. This diary spans the period from 1914 - 19 May 1916, and covers the voyage from Albany to Egypt, training and time spent in Cairo, and time spent at Gallipoli, including the landing on 25 April 1915, living conditions, and the truce on 24 May 1915 to allow Turkish troops to bury their dead.