Corliss, Lloyd Alexander (Trooper)

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Accession Number PR01906
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 1 wallet: 1 cm
Object type Diary
Maker Corliss, Lloyd Alexander
Place made Egypt, France, Ottoman Empire: Turkey, Dardanelles, Gallipoli
Date made 1914-1917
Access Open
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Description

Collection relating to 938 Trooper Lloyd Alexander Corliss, 1 Australian Light Horse, 1914-1917. It includes a transcript of the diary he wrote during his period of service.

History / Summary

The diary covers sightseeing in Egypt on arrival, a brief period of service at Gallipoli and then service in the Sinai and Palestine areas. Corliss mentions names of men that are killed, wounded or captured, the spread of cholera and details about the battles he was involved in including Romani. Trooper Corliss died of wounds on 17 November 1917.