Clohessy, Joseph (Private, b.1893 - d.1952)

Accession Number PR00153
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 1 wallet: 1 cm
Object type Diary, Typescript, Service papers
Maker Clohessy, Joseph
Date made 1914-1919
Access Open
Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room. AWM371 92/0555
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copying Provisions Copying is permitted for the purposes of research and study, subject to physical condition

A collection consisting of an original 1914-1915 diary, typed transcript of the diary and 2 discharge certificates. The diary details the journey to Egypt, battles at sea, the landing at Gallipoli, the large number of Turkish casualties, fighting alongside Indians, being shell-shocked, hospitalisation and the journey home. Clohessy was medically discharged from the AIF with shell shock on 24 October 1916. He re-enlisted in the AIF on 20 April 1917 and served with Australian Army Service Corps Training Depot and 5 Australian Motor Transport Company in England and France. He was wounded in action in France on 1 July 1918 but remained on duty. He was discharged for the second time on 16 September 1919.