McNamee, Edward Michael (Private)

Unit 9th Australian Infantry Battalion
Places
Accession Number PR00755
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 1 wallet: 1cm
Object type Diary
Maker McNamee, Edward Michael
Place made Egypt, France, Ottoman Empire: Turkey, Dardanelles, Gallipoli, Western Front
Date made 1915-1917
Access Open
Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room. AWM371 88/0222
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Description

Diary of 1590 Private Edward Michael McNamee (D Company, 9th Battalion) for 1916. Following summary notes of his involvement at Gallipoli the previous year, the diary records his experiences in Egypt before crossing to France in April. Its short daily entries later describe his experiences of trench fighting at Pozieres (July), Hill 60 at Ypres (September-October) and Flers, near Bapaume (November). It includes some notes for 1917. McNamee enlisted in December 1914 and survived the war, returning to Australia in 1919.