Keighery, Francis Leonard "Frank" (Private, b.1894 - d.1915)

Unit 24th Australian Infantry Battalion
Accession Number PR00766
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 1 wallet: 1 cm
Object type Diary
Maker Keighery, Francis Leonard "Frank"
Date made 1915
Access Open
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Description

Private diary written by Private Francis Leonard ("Frank") Keighery, 24th Battalion, during training and service at Gallipoli. The diary was taken from his body after his death at Lone Pine, on 11 September 1915. The writing is mainly in Pitman Shorthand, with a few passages in standard written English including a poem expressing homesickness for the Australian bush. Keighery was a journalist in the Lang Lang area, South Gippsland, Victoria before enlisting for service in the First World War.