Dexter, Walter Ernest DSO, MC, DCM (Senior Chaplain, b.1873 - d.1950)

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Accession Number PR00248
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 17 wallets: 38 cm
Object type Diary, Typescript
Maker Dexter, Walter Ernest
Date made 1914-1918
Access Open
Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room. AWM315 749/026/005
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Copying Provisions Copying permitted subject to physical condition
Description

Collection relating to Chaplain Walter Ernest Dexter, WW1. Diaries detail voyage to Egypt aboard first convoy, practical and spiritual assistance to troops on Gallipoli and later the Western Front. Dexter shared the front line experiences of the AIF, and his diaries discuss in detail numerous battles, with comments on the ordeals endured by the men, and the role of Army Chaplains. Added to the collection in 2015 were the typed transcripts of Dexter's diaries, as compiled by his daughter.