Taylor, Henry Gordon (Corporal)

Place Africa: Egypt
Accession Number MSS0863
Collection type Manuscript
Measurement 1 volume
Object type Manuscript
Maker Taylor, Henry Gordon
Date made 1916
Access Open
Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room. AWM315 419/102/028
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copying Provisions Copying is permitted for the purposes of research and study, subject to physical condition
Description

"The Mob that Shot the Camel". H G Taylor's account of his unit's history the 17th Battalion from 1916. Covers enlistment and training at Liverpool Camp, voyage overseas, Egypt, Gallipoli including detailed account of the withdrawal, Sinai, the incident with the camel, France, Pozieres, Ypres, Flers, Bligthy Leave, Baupaume, Lagnicourt, Bullecourt, Armentiers, Villers Bretonneux, Mont St Quentin and the Americans and war's end. Includes references to promotion, leave, relationships with women, venereal diseases, the military police.