Diary of Edgar Roy Stanford, 1914-1915

Accession Number RCDIG0000441
Collection number PR03841
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type File
Item count 1
Object type Diary
Physical description 30 Image/s captured
Maker Stanford, Edgar Roy
Place made Egypt, Ottoman Empire: Turkey, Dardanelles, Gallipoli, Anzac Area (Gallipoli), Quinn's Post Area, Quinn's Post
Date made 1914-1915
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

Diary relating to the First World War service of 433 Trooper Edgar Roy Stanford, 1st Light Horse Regiment. The diary was kept by Trooper Stanford between 22 August 1914 and 1 July 1915. In the diary, Stanford describes his experiences fighting at Gallipoli, including the conditions in the trenches, the operations carried out and the different military technology used by each army. Trooper Stanford also recounts, in detail, the fighting at Quinn's Post and Turkish offensives carried out in May 1915. In the final entry of the diary, Stanford articulates his dismay at having to lose his leg and the difficulties of maintaining a positive frame of mind.