Elder, Howard Thomas (Lieutenant, b.? - d.1915)

Accession Number 1DRL/0259
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Object type Papers
Maker Elder, Howard Thomas
Place made Australia: Victoria, Melbourne, Ottoman Empire: Turkey, Dardanelles, Gallipoli, Cape Helles Area, Krithia
Date made 1914-1915; 1928
Access Open
Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room. AWM93 12/11/1163
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Copying Provisions Copying permitted subject to physical condition

Collection relating to the service of Lieutenant Howard Thomas Elder, 5 Battalion, Egypt and Gallipoli, 1914-1915. Collection includes a typescript copy of a diary kept by Elder and notes of signalling operations. Diary was copied by family members and presented to the Australian War Memorial in 1928. Location of original unknown.

History / Summary

Biographical note: Served with the 5th Battalion, AIF. Elder died at sea 9 May 1915 of wounds received the previous day at the Second Battle of Krithia. Salesman of Hawksburn, VIC, born Melbourne, 15 July 1891; joined AIF 28 August 1914 as Second Lieutenant; embarked from Australia on the Orvieto, 21 October 1914; promoted Lieutenant, 1 February 1915.