Chambers, Philip Arthur (Major, b.1876 - d.?)

Unit 12th Australian Light Horse Regiment
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Accession Number 1DRL/0196
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 1 wallet :1 cm
Object type Diary
Maker Chambers, Philip Arthur
Place made Egypt: Suez Canal, Port Said, Ottoman Empire: Palestine, Gaza
Date made 1917-1919
Access Open
Related File This file can be accessed via the Memorial's Reading Room. AWM93 12/11/2953
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copying Provisions Copying is permitted for the purposes of research and study, subject to physical condition
Description

Collection relating to the First World War service of Major Philip Arthur Chambers, 12 Light Horse Regiment, Egypt and Palestine, 1917-1919. Collection consists of two diaries written by Chambers while with the 12 Light Horse Regiment. They contain brief diary entries covering the range of activities of a Light Horse officer and include comments on discipline arrangements and participation in courts martial. Diary entries for 1917 and 1918 are written in the same diary.

History / Summary

Biographical note: 12 Light Horse Regiment, Pastoralist of Bourke, NSW. Born Wellington, NSW 12 September 1876. Appointed Captain 12 Light Horse 4 May 1915, promoted Major, 1 June 1915. Attached to 1 Light Horse Regiment at ANZAC from 29 August 1915, temporary Lieutenant Colonel 16 March 1919, appointment terminated 20 October 1919.