Turner, Lindsay Robert (Lieutenant)

Unit 5th Australian Division
Accession Number PR01698
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 8 folders (18 cm)
Object type Diary, Book
Maker Turner, Lindsay Robert
Place made Western Front
Date made 1917-1919
Access Open
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Description

Collection relating to the First World War service of Lieutenant Lindsay Robert Turner, 53rd Field Artillery Battery (5th Division Artillery), France. The collection consists of seven diaries handwritten by Lieutenant Turner covering from the time he embarked in late 1917 to mid 1919 when he was discharged following a severe gun shot wound to the face. The diaries give details of his training on Salisbury Plain (UK) and descriptions of life on the battlefields of France, including at Villers-Bretonneux, Morlancourt, Amiens, Peronne and the Hindenburg Line. Also included is a troopship serial for artillerymen "The limber log" from 1917 produced on the ship on which he embarked.

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