Smyth, William Ernest. (Private, b.1892 - d.1977)

Accession Number PR00633
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 1 Item
Object type Diary
Maker Smyth, William Ernest
Date made 1916-1918
Access Open
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

Transcript of diary describes duties on troopship including grooming of horses; hospital stay in Cairo after contracting mumps; obtaining a telegraphist job with 4th Signal Troop Engineers, 4th Light Horse Brigade; and attending a signal course. Also describes `stunts' at Gaza, Beersheba, and Sheria, mentioning dust, death of horse, and retreating Turks.