Spurge, Cyril Herman (Lieutenant Colonel)

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Accession Number PR82/094
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 2 items plus 1 oversize item
Object type Diary, Photograph
Maker Spurge, Cyril Herman
Date made 1914-1916
Access Open Open with exceptions
Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room. AWM315 419/033/030
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copying Provisions Copying permitted subject to physical condition
Description

Collection relating to the First World War service of Lieutenant Colonel Cyril Herman Spurge, 1 Division Artillery, Egypt, Gallipoli, France, Belgium, 1914-1919. Collection consists of a copy of an original diary and later transcript, detailing events from embarkation in Melbourne with the 5th Battery, training in Egypt, service on Gallipoli and later evacuation to Mudros. Also included is a photograph album containing numerous snapshots, chiefly of Spurge's fellow officers, some Gallipoli scenes, street scenes of Cairo, ships, and nurses. There are several photographs of a mascot wallaby on board SS Marere. See also P11067 for some of the photographs that have been invidually accessioned.