Creedon, Daniel Bartholomew (Private)

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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
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 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.