Diary of Philip Arthur Chambers, 1917-1918

Accession Number RCDIG0000910
Collection number 1DRL/0196
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type File
Item count 1
Object type Diary
Physical description 191 Image/s captured
Maker Chambers, Philip Arthur
Place made Egypt, Egypt: Frontier, Sinai, France, Italy, Ottoman Empire: Palestine, United Kingdom: England
Date made 1917-1918
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copying Provisions Digital format and content protected by copyright.

Diary relating to the First World War service of Major Philip Arthur Chambers, 12th Light Horse Regiment. In this diary, kept between 12 January 1917 and 31 December 1918, Chambers provides an officer's observations and account of 12th Light Horse Regiment of which he was a commanding officer. Chambers details the movements of the unit, as well as noting various sporting matches, court martials and training undertaken. He details the units movements through Egypt, the Sinai, Palestine, Transjordan and Damascus. Of particular note are references to the Second Battle of Gaza, the raid on Es Salt and the Battle of Samakh (as part of the Battle of Megiddo).