Digges La Touche, Everard (Lieutenant, b.1883 - d.1915)

Place Middle East: Ottoman Empire, Turkey, Dardanelles, Gallipoli
Accession Number 1DRL/0243
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 1 wallet: 1 cm.
Object type Letters
Maker Digges-La Touche, Everard
Place made Ireland
Date made 1915
Access Open
Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room. AWM93 12/11/421
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Copying Provisions Copying permitted subject to physical condition
Description

Collection relating to the service of Lieutenant Everard Digges La Touche, 2 Battalion, Gallipoli, 1915. Collection includes a handwritten transcript of extracts from letters sent to Digges La Touche's mother in Ireland. [Extracts made by Mrs C. Digges La Touche (mother), Dublin, Ireland, and sent to the Australian War Memorial through Australia House, London, in response to the Memorial's request. Location of originals unknown.]

History / Summary

Biographical note: 2 Battalion, mortally wounded 6 August 1915 in the attack on Lone Pine, ANZAC. Clergyman (Church of England) of Sydney, NSW. Born Newcastle, County Down, Ireland, 14 March 1883. Enlisted AIF as a private and held position as acting Sergeant 13 Battalion, until 22 November 1914; from 27 December 1914 to 8 May was acting Sergeant at Liverpool Depot (NSW), and during this period, he attended Officer's School of Instruction at Marrickville, NSW (8 February - 6 March); was appointed Second Lieutenant 10 May 1915 and embarked with reinforcements in June 16 reaching ANZAC on the night of the Lone Pine battle.