Guppy, Alfred Leslie (CQMS, b.1886 - d.1965)

Accession Number 2DRL/0447
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 1 wallet: 1cm.
Object type Diary
Maker Guppy, Alfred Leslie
Place made At sea, Australia, Belgium, Egypt, France, Ottoman Empire: Turkey, Dardanelles, Gallipoli
Date made 1914-1917
Access Open
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Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copying Provisions Copyright restrictions apply. Only personal, non-commercial, research and study use permitted. Permission of copyright holder required for any commercial use and/or reproduction.

Collection relating to the First World War service of 201 Company Quartermaster Sergeant Alfred Leslie Guppy, 14th Infantry Battalion. Collection consists of a typed extract from a diary kept by Guppy between 22 December 1914 and September 1917. It covers his enlistment, training in Egypt, service on Gallipoli as well as on the Western Front in France and Belgium. The period between 29 March and 19 November 1916 is missing from the diary. The last section of the diary contains his personal notes about his capture at the Battle of Bullecourt in April 1917 and subsequent incarceration as a prisoner of war of the Germans. See also: 3DRL/1545.

Biographical information: Guppy served almost all of the war with 14th Infantry Battalion. He was present at the landing at Gallipoli, the attacks during May and August and was evacuated in December. He returned to Australia in 1919 and also served in the Second World War.