Wallach, Clarence MC (Captain, b.1889 - d.1918)

Place Middle East: Ottoman Empire, Turkey, Dardanelles, Gallipoli
Accession Number PR00677
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 1 wallet: 1cm
Object type Copy, Diary
Maker Wallach, Clarence
Place made At sea, Ottoman Empire: Turkey, Dardanelles, Gallipoli
Date made 1915
Access Open
Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room. AWM371 95/0913
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Copying Provisions Copying permitted subject to physical condition

Collection relating to the First World War service of 706 Captain Clarence Wallach MC, 19 Battalion. Collection consists of a transcript of a diary covering troopship journey, arrival at Gallipoli in August, fighting alongside Gurkhas, details of action (mostly at Popes Post). Mentions preparations for evacuation (such as periods without firing) and details of the evacuation itself, including maintaining the illusion of continued defence. Wallach was part of the rear-guard action covering the withdrawal and was amongst the last men to leave the beach.