Larkins, Stanley M (Lance Corporal)

Units
Place Africa: Egypt, North Egypt, Mena
Accession Number PR01115
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 1 wallet: x 1 cm
Object type Diary
Maker Larkins, Stanley Michael
Place made Egypt
Date made 1915
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

Extracts from the diary of Lance Corporal Stanley M Larkins who served with the 1 Division Signal Company. Entries cover the period of April- May 1915 describing the arrival at Mena camp, training and preparation for embarkation; voyage to Lemnos and impressions of the local inhabitants; the landing at Gallipoli on 25 April and action at Cape Helles, including a comment on the bravery of Charles Bean. Larkins also writes about the availability of rations, including cigarettes and water supplies and the effect of Turkish shelling.