Creedon, Daniel Bartholomew (Private)

Accession Number PR90/130
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 1 wallet: 1 cm.
Object type Diary, Photograph
Maker Creedon, Daniel Bartholomew
Neal, Frederick William
Date made 1915-1916
Access Open
Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room. AWM371 90/1242
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 service of 589 Private Daniel Bartholomew Creedon, 9 Battalion, Gallipoli, 1915-1916. Collection consists of a handwritten copy of Creedon's diary. plus a typed transcript and two photographs. Creedon's diary covers his capture at Gallipoli on 28 June 1915 during an attack on Knife Edge Ridge. Later entries describe conditions as a prisoner of war in Turkish camps and hospitals, including military hospitals at Malteppe, Tack Kitchlas, Khangeri and Bilemedik. Private Creedon died while still a prisoner, 27 February 1917

History / Summary

The handwritten copy of the diary was made by 588 Lance Corporal Frederick William Neal, a friend of Private Creedon. The transcript was made by Neal's son, Raymond E Neal.