Turnbull, John Henry Llewellyn

Accession Number PR91/015
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 1 wallet: 2cm
Object type Diary, Photograph, Newspaper cutting
Maker Turnbull, John Henry Llewellyn
Date made 1915-1929
Access Open
Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room. AWM371 90/1985
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copying Provisions Copying permitted subject to physical condition

Collection relating to 1295 Driver John Henry Llewellyn Turnbull who served with 8 Battalion, AIF during the First World War. Turnbull's 6 diaries, transcribed by hand after the war, detail service on Gallipoli and work as mule train driver supplying munitions on Somme and Passchendaele battlefields. Accounts of Gallipoli landing and evacuation, Lone Pine and Krithia, May Armistice, Turkish prisoners, death of Simpson. Impressions of Cairo, Quinns & Coutneys Posts. Discusses spies, snipers at ANZAC. Daily descriptions of fighting on Western Front, Fleurbaix, Messines, Polygon Wood, Amiens & Ypres. Includes anecdotes, humorous accounts of French life, soldiers' attitudes. Discusses troop unrest 1918, armistice, voyage home. Includes hand drawn maps and newspaper clippings. A studio photograph of Turnbull is at the back of his third diary.