Foster, Edgar Charles, MC (Major, b.1888 - d.1968)

Unit 1st Australian Division
Place Middle East: Ottoman Empire, Turkey, Dardanelles, Gallipoli
Accession Number PR00863
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 1 wallet: 1cm
Object type Diary
Maker Foster, Edgar Charles
Date made 1915-1916
Access Open
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Description

Private diary, covering 26 August 1914 to 28 January 1916, kept by Major Edgar Charles Foster MC, of the 1st Division's 2nd Field Artillery Ammunition Column. The diary entries describe his experiences during enlistment, training, active service at Gallipoli and hospitalisation in England and subsequent repatriation after being wounded in action during September 1915. In addition to detailed descriptive daily entries, the diary contains numerous notes on signalling procedures and miscellaneous notes. Also: two cinema tickets, an illustrated list of signal flags (for letters of alphabet) and set of typed procedures: "Points to be considered by Telephonists".