|Place||Africa: Egypt, North Egypt, Mena|
|Collection type||Private Record|
|Measurement||1 wallet: x 1 cm|
Larkins, Stanley Michael
First World War, 1914-1918
|Copying Provisions||Copying is permitted for the purposes of research and study, subject to physical condition|
Larkins, Stanley M (Lance Corporal)
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.