Guppy, Alfred Leslie (Company Quartermaster Sergeant, b.1886 - d.1965)

Accession Number 3DRL/1545
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement Extent: 2.5 cm; Wallet/s: 1
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
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Collection relating to the First World War service of 201 Company Quartermaster Sergeant Alfred Leslie Guppy, 14 Battalion, Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front, 1914-1917.

Wallet 1 of 1 - Consists of three handwritten diaries written by Guppy between 22 December 1914 and 28 March 1916 and again from 20 November 1916 to September 1917. It covers his enlistment, training in Egypt, service on Gallipoli as well as on the Western Front in France and Belgium. 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: 2DRL/0447.

History / Summary

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.