|Unit||24th Australian Infantry Battalion|
|Collection type||Private Record|
|Measurement||1 wallet: 1 cm|
Keighery, Francis Leonard "Frank"
First World War, 1914-1918
Keighery, Francis Leonard "Frank" (Private, b.1894 - d.1915)
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.