Diary of Ion Llewellyn Idriess, 1915

Place Middle East: Ottoman Empire, Turkey, Dardanelles, Gallipoli
Accession Number RCDIG0000447
Collection number 1DRL/0373
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type File
Item count 1
Object type Diary
Physical description 61 Image/s captured
Maker Idriess, Ion Llewellyn
Place made Ottoman Empire: Turkey, Dardanelles, Gallipoli
Date made 1915
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
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Diary relating to First World War service of 358 Trooper Ion Llewellyn Idriess, 5th Light Horse Regiment. This diary spans the period from 18 May 1915 to 5 June 1915. In this diary, Idriess describes the scene at Cape Helles, as observed from Transport A25. He also describes watching HMS Triumph sinking and conditions on board the hospital ship 'Franconia'. Idriess writes appreciatively of small comfort parcels provided for wounded soldiers, mentions stowaways, snipers, bombing raids, and outlines his ideas for several inventions: paper bullets; a device for hearing conversations several miles away; a range finder using 'wireless' technology; magnetised torpedoes and mines; and a device to enable communication between submerged submarines and ships on the surface.