|Collection type||Private Record|
|Measurement||1 wallet: 2cm|
|Object type||Copy, Diary, Letter|
Langford, Percival Charles William
|Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room.||AWM315 419/010/031|
First World War, 1914-1918
Langford, Percival Charles William (Lance Corporal, b.1883 - d.1964)
Collection relating to the First World War service of 136 Lance Corporal Percival Charles William Langford, 4 Light Horse. Collection consists of a bound typescript diary, covering the period 17 October 1914 to 4 November 1915. Topics covered include: embarkation at Melbourne, the voyage to Egypt, the campaign at Gallipoli, mention of C E W Bean, being wounded and subsequent hospitalisation in Malta, return to Gallipoli. A photograph is also included. Added to the collection in September 2014 were three original handwritten diaries (one without cover) written by Trooper Percival Charles William Langford during 1914-1915. Also added was a single page letter dated 12 January 1915, written by F Tate of the Education Office, Melbourne to Langford wishing him well. Langford was a teacher at the University High School prior to enlistment. The State Library of Victoria holds a collection of letters relating to the University High School (which includes letters from Langford) at MS 11240.