Typescript copy of diary entries of Percy Wellesley Chapman, 1 July 1915 to 30 June 1916

Accession Number AWM2016.30.61
Collection number 1DRL/0198
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type File
Item count 1
Object type Diary
Physical description 62 Image/s captured
Maker Chapman, Percy Wellesley
Place made At sea, Australia: Victoria, Melbourne, Australia: Victoria, Melbourne, Egypt, France, Ottoman Empire: Turkey, Dardanelles, Gallipoli
Date made 1915-1916; 1927
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copying Provisions Copy provided for personal non-commercial use

Diary entries relating to the First World War service of Percy Wellesley Chapman, 55th Battalion. These descriptive entries date from 1 July 1915 to 30 June 1916, and cover Chapman's voyage from Australia to Egypt; time spent at Gallipoli and the evacuation from the Peninsula; embarkation to France, including mention of his onboard pet chameleon, Cammy; original poetry; and his impressions of Marseilles upon arriving in France. These copies were made by the Australian War Memorial in 1927.