McLennan, John Hattam (Lieutenant)

Accession Number 1DRL/0454
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 1 wallet: 1 cm
Object type Diary
Maker McLennan, John Hattam
Place made Australia
Date made c1927
Access Open
Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room. AWM315 419/099/062
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copying Provisions Copying permitted subject to physical condition

Collection relating to the service of Lieutenant John Hattam McLennan, 5 Battalion & 35 Battalion, Egypt and Gallipoli, 1915. Collection consists of a typescript copy of a diary kept by Lieutenant (then Sergeant) McLennan from 8 April 1915 to 12 August 1915. Typescript copy made by Australian War Memorial. Location of original unknown.

History / Summary

This collection gives a very detailed account of Allied activities on Gallipoli from 25 April to 12 August. McLennan writes not only of Australian forces but gives details of individual British officers, and the work of Indian, New Zealand, French and British troops, and Gurkha units, on Gallipoli.