Virgoe, Percy Ernest (Sergeant, b.1884 - d.1929)

Place Middle East: Ottoman Empire, Turkey, Dardanelles, Gallipoli
Accession Number PR01692
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 1 wallet: 2 cm; 2 custom made boxes
Object type Diary, Typescript, Memoir, Photograph, Document
Maker Virgoe, Percy Ernest
Place made At sea, Australia, Ottoman Empire: Turkey, Dardanelles, Gallipoli, South Africa: Natal, Durban, United Kingdom: England, West Africa: Senegal, Dakar
Date made 1905-1925
Access Open
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

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Collection relating to the service of 531 (later 3228) Sergeant (Sgt) Percy Ernest Virgoe, 4th Light Horse Regiment. Collection consists of a handwritten diary from 30 December 1914 - 15 November 1917; typescript transcript of same; typescript transcript of a memoir 'Memoirs of an ANZAC' written in 1916 (on Sgt Virgoe's first return to Australia and convalescence in Victoria) covering camp life at Broadmeadows, his transfer from 5th Battalion to 4th Light Horse Reiment and his experience at Gallipoli; Discharged Soldier's Pass Book; 3 x Soldier's Pay Books; British Passport; 3 x postcards; 1 x group portrait of the Church House staff, AIF Headquarters, London; 2 x photograph albums. Of the albums, one is a small green covered album titled 'Photographs taken during 2nd trip from Australia of The European War, 1914-1919', containing small black and white photos which are well captioned. The other is a larger green covered album titled 'Photos of Egypt, Anzac (Gallipoli), England, Dakar (French Tenegal), Durban (South Africa), many of which are captioned.