|Collection type||Private Record|
Smyth, William Ernest
First World War, 1914-1918
Smyth, William Ernest. (Private, b.1892 - d.1977)
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.