Transcript of extracts from diary of John George Cosson, 1915

Place Middle East: Ottoman Empire, Turkey, Dardanelles, Gallipoli
Accession Number RCDIG0000153
Collection number 1DRL/0216
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type File
Item count 1
Object type Typescript
Physical description 10 Image/s captured
Maker Cosson, John George
Place made Australia: Victoria, Melbourne
Date made 1915
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copying Provisions Copy provided for personal non-commercial use
Description

Transcript of diary extracts relating to the First World War service of 2454 Private John George Cosson DCM, 48th Battalion. These extracts are from a diary written by Private Cosson at Gallipoli between 13 and 21 December 1915. The extracts describe the preparations for the evacuation of Cosson's Battalion from Gallipoli and note the evacuation as evidence of the failure of the Gallipoli campaign. He states that news of the evacuation will come as a "thunderbolt to Australia", but that it was "unique in the history of the world". The handwritten extracts were made in 1928 by Mrs Elizabeth Cosson in response to a request made by the Australian War Memorial. The location of the originals is unknown.