Stanford, Edgar Roy (Trooper, b.1893 - d.1915)
|Title||Stanford, Edgar Roy (Trooper, b.1893 - d.1915)|
|Maker||Stanford, Edgar Roy (Maker)|
|Measurement||1 folder: 1 cm|
Collection relating to the service of 433 Trooper Edgar Roy Stanford, 1 Light Horse Regiment, AIF, Egypt and Gallipoli, 1914-1915. Collection consists of a diary, postcards, photographs and negatives. Tpr Stanford was shot in the thigh by a sniper on 1 July on Gallipoli. He was evacuated to Egypt and died on 1 August as a result of complications relating to the amputation of his leg.
The diary contains some very detailed entries for the period from May to July 1915 when Trooper Stanford was at Gallipoli. The entries describe conditions, operations and military technology in some detail, including the Turkish attacks and fighting at Quinn's Post. The last entry by Trooper Stanford (when he learns he will lose his leg) is especially poignant, as up until then his entries had been quite cheerful, despite being injured. It is a well written descriptive diary which provides an excellent account of the experiences of a member of the 1st Light Horse at Gallipoli, in particular the Turkish offensives in May 1915.