Diary of Ion Llewellyn Idriess, 1916-1917

Unit British Yeomanry
Place Africa: Egypt
Accession Number RCDIG0000452
Collection number 1DRL/0373
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type File
Item count 1
Object type Diary
Physical description 25 Image/s captured
Maker Idriess, Ion Llewellyn
Place made Egypt
Date made 1916-1917
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
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Description

Diary relating to First World War service of 358 Trooper Ion Llewellyn Idriess, 5th Light Horse Regiment. First entry is dated 16 November 1916 and the last is dated 24 February [1917]. In this diary, Idriess mentions snipers, desert operations, British Yeomanry, and capturing Bedouin tribesmen and their camels, only to be ordered to release them "and load their camels up with food", shortly after the Arab revolt of 1916.