McKern, Howard Taylor (Corporal, b.? - d.1915)

Unit 4th Australian Infantry Battalion
Accession Number 2DRL/0507
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 1 wallet: 1 cm.
Object type Copy
Maker McKern, Howard Taylor
Place made Australia
Access Open
Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room. AWM93 12/11/1485
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Copying Provisions Copying permitted subject to physical condition

Collection relating to the service of 454 Corporal Howard Taylor McKern, 4 Battalion AIF, Australia, at sea, Egypt, Gallipoli, 1914-1915. Collection consists of a typed copy of two diaries kept by McKern during his period of service. The first diary is dated 1914-1915 and covers McKern's enlistment in 1914 and his voyage to Egypt. The second diary is dated 1915 and covers his training in Egypt, the landing on Gallipoli and the Gallipoli campaign as McKern experienced it. Both diaries contain regular entries, some of which are quite detailed. Original diaries are held by AWM at 3DRL/3906.

History / Summary

Biographical note: 454 Corporal Howard Taylor McKern, 4 Battalion, AIF: agriculturalist; of Mosman, NSW; born Arncliffe, NSW; educated at Summer Hill (NSW) Public School, at Hurlstone Agricultural High School, and at Wagga Wagga (NSW) Experimental Farm; was a public school cadet and latterly a member of the League of Frontiersmen; joined the AIF on 23 August 1914; died at Malta on 15 August 1915, of wounds received at Lone Pine on August 6; age at time of death, 22 years 3 months.