Diary of Frederick Warren Muir, 1915

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Accession Number RCDIG0000428
Collection number 2DRL/0316
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type File
Item count 1
Object type Diary
Physical description 81 Image/s captured
Maker Muir, Frederick Warren
Place made At sea, Egypt, Ottoman Empire: Turkey, Dardanelles, Gallipoli
Date made 1915
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copying Provisions Copy provided for personal non-commercial use
Description

Diary relating to the First World War service of 644 Private Frederick Warren Muir, 1st Battalion. The diary was kept by Private Muir from 31 March to 20 November 1915 and contains short entries relating to his service at Gallipoli. Private Muir's entry for the 25 April provides a detailed description of the Landing at Gallipoli, in which he recalls that the "...air was filled with the fleecy puffs of smoke peculiar to shrapnel...we fixed bayonets and prepared for a last stand. But the Turks refused to advance to within bayonet distance".