Davies, Lancelot Rawes

Unit 13th Australian Infantry Battalion
Accession Number PR00140
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 2 wallets: 3cm, 1 item (63 pages)
Object type Diary
Maker Davies, Lancelot Rawes
Date made 1917
Access Open
Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room. AWM371 89/0303
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copying Provisions Copying permitted subject to physical condition

Daily diary of Corporal Davies covering the period 11 April 1917 to 19 December 1917. Davies was taken prisoner by the Germans during the first battle of Bullecourt on 11 April 1917 and the diary discusses the first 9 months of his life as a POW. The diary contain detailed information on all aspects of camp life including the lack of food and facilities, and the treatment of the prisoners by the Germans. Davies' diary appears to have been written up after the war from notes he was able to keep whilst a prisoner.