Margetts, Ivor Stephen (Captain)

Accession Number 1DRL/0478
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 2 wallet: 3 cms.
Object type Papers
Maker Margetts, Ivor Stephen
Place made Australia: Victoria, Melbourne
Date made 1927
Access Open
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Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

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Collection relating to the service of Captain Ivor Stephen Margetts, 12 Battalion, at sea, Egypt, Lemnos, Gallipoli, France, 1914-1916.

Wallet 1 of 2 – Wallet consists of a photostat copy of a diary kept by Captain Margetts between January 1915 and December 1916. Margetts describes his time in Egypt, landing on Gallipoli at 4.20am on 25th April 1915, and his eight months of service on Gallipoli.

Wallet 2 of 2 – Wallet consists of twenty-eight photostat or typed copies of letters written by Margetts to his family; a typed copy of a detailed account by Margetts of the Landing and his first few days on Gallipoli; various copies of cablegrams, letters of condolence, newspaper cuttings. Also included in the collection is a photostat copy of a letter written by Private George Arthur McKenzie, (regimental stretcher bearer), 12 Battalion, to Captain Margetts' father, relaying the circumstances of the Captain's death at Pozieres.

History / Summary

Biographical note: Captain Ivor Stephen Margetts, 12 Battalion. Mentioned in Despatches. Killed in action at Pozieres, 24 July, 1916, aged 24. Son of Stephen Ward Margetts and Charlotte Margetts, of Wynyard, Tasmania. Born at Launceston, Tasmania. Resident schoolmaster at the Hutchins School, Hobart, Tasmania; educated at the High School, Launceston. Before the war he had been a lieutenant in the 93rd (Derwent) Infantry, and was its adjutant from 21 October 1913. Joined the AIF at outbreak of war.