Diary of Geoffrey Gordon McCrae, 1914

Accession Number RCDIG0001241
Collection number 1DRL/0427
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type File
Item count 1
Object type Diary
Physical description 18 Image/s captured
Maker McCrae, Geoffrey Gordon
Place made At sea
Date made 1914
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copying Provisions Digital format and content protected by copyright.

Diary relating to the First World War service of Captain Geoffrey Gordon McCrae, 7th Battalion. In this diary McCrae details his journey from Australia to Egypt on the troopship HMAT Hororata and his entries range from 18 October to 5 December 1914. The entries cover: his embarkation from Melbourne on 18 October; daily occurrences on board, weather conditions; positions of the other ships in the convoy; the convoy’s journey from Albany to Colombo; HMAS Sydney and its engagement with the German raider SMS Emden; the arrival at Colombo; his hospitalisation on board with a leg injury; the journey to and disembarking at Alexandria in Egypt.