Thomson, John 'Jack' William (Lance Corporal, b.? - d.1915)

Unit 14th Australian Infantry Battalion
Places
Accession Number PR03050
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 1 wallet: x 1 cm
Object type Diary, Letters
Maker Thomson, John 'Jack' William
Place made Egypt
Date made 1915
Access Open
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Description

Papers of 135 Lance Corporal John 'Jack' William Thomson, 14 Battalion. They include a typed copy of a diary originally written during September 1914-April 1915 and a copy of handwritten letter (9 pages) dated 25 February 1915. The diary covers Thomson's journey to Egypt, training, travel around Egypt and arrival at Gallipoli for active service. The letter was written by Thomson to a friend while Thomson was in the AIF camp at Heliopolis, Egypt.