Walther, Bernhardt Hermann (Captain, b.1895 - d.1916)

Unit 11th Australian Infantry Battalion
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Accession Number PR00937
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 3 wallets and 1 folio: 6 cm
Object type Diary
Maker Walther, Bernhardt Hermann
Place made Egypt, France, Ottoman Empire: Turkey, Dardanelles, Gallipoli
Date made 1914-1916
Access Open
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copying Provisions Copying is permitted for the purposes of research and study, subject to physical condition
Description

Three diaries of Captain Berhardt Hermann Walther (Machine Gun Section, 11th Battalion). They describe Walther's service from his departure from Australia in October 1914 until his death from wounds in July 1916. Following training in Egypt, Walther landed at Gallipoli on 25 April 1915 and the second diary (March 1915-December 1915) decribes in detail his experiences of trench and battle action until his evacuation the following November. Following a short period in Palestine (at Tel-el-Kebir, Serapaum), he was posted to France from April 1916, moving into the front line with the 3rd Brigade in the Doullens/Albert area north of Amiens. Walther died as a result of wounds suffered in the battle of Pozieres on 25 July, six days after the diary's last entry.