Wallet 1 of 1 - Diary relating to the service of Daniel Bartholomew Creedon, 1915 - 1916

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Accession Number AWM2020.22.116
Collection number 1DRL/0223
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type Wallet
Item count 62
Object type Diary
Physical description 62 Image/s captured
Maker Creedon, Daniel Bartholomew
Place made Ottoman Empire: Turkey
Date made 1915-1916
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copying Provisions Copy provided for personal non-commercial use
Source credit to This item has been digitised with funding provided by Commonwealth Government.
Description

Collection relating to the First World War Service of 589 Private Daniel Bartholomew Creedon, 9 Battalion, Gallipoli and Turkey, 1915-1916.

Wallet 1 of 1 - Collection consists of a diary where Creedon records his experiences of being in the front line, and being wounded, at Gallipoli and his subsequent capture and questioning by Turkish troops at Allah Pasha Camp. He recounts travel to Constantinople and treatment in a military hospital at Malteppe. He describes being moved to various places and forced marches to Khabgeri, Angora, Konica and Erx Kitchner. Creedon records the food, drink and clothing provided and the general unsanitary conditions of captivity. He talks about meeting other prisoners and their fates, arrivals of different nationalities, tensions between British and Australian prisoners, Christmas celebrations and work parties.

Wallet also contains a typed transcript of the diary.