Foreman, Granado Walter (b.1894 - d.1917)

Accession Number 2DRL/0758
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 1 wallet: 1 cm
Object type Diary
Maker Foreman, Granado Walter
Place made Egypt, France, United Kingdom: England
Date made 1915-1917
Access Open
Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room. AWM93 12/11/5387
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 First World War service of Lieutenant Granado Walter Foreman, 5th Battalion AIF and later Royal Flying Corps. Collection consists of 3 diaries for 1915, 1916 and 1917. The 1915 diary commences on 23 November and describes the departure of 12th Reinforcements 5th Battalion from Melbourne, crossing the Equator, travelling up the Suez Canal, and the camp at Abbassis. The 1916 diary continues from Egypt until the move to England in June. In October Foreman was appointed as 2nd Lieutenant in the RFC and undertook a training course at Oxford. The 1917 diary commences with arriving at Gosport and having the "first flight in my life" on 4 January, the remainder of the diary which finishes on 13 July describes flying in England and then France. Foreman was killed in action the following day.