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

Collection ID PR00677
Collection type Private Record
Title Wallach, Clarence MC (Captain, b.1889 - d.1918
Measurement 1 wallet: 1cm
Object type Copy
Maker Wallach, Clarence
Place made At sea
Date made 01 January 1970

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.