|Collection type||Digitised Collection|
|Physical description||62 Image/s captured|
Creedon, Daniel Bartholomew
|Place made||Ottoman Empire: Turkey|
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.|
Wallet 1 of 1 - Diary relating to the service of Daniel Bartholomew Creedon, 1915 - 1916
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.