Croft, John Hector (Private, b.1891 - d.1916

Collection ID PR03842
Collection type Private Record
Title Croft, John Hector (Private, b.1891 - d.1916
Measurement 1 wallet : 1cm
Object type Diary
Maker Croft, John Hector
Date made 1914-1916

Collection relating to the First World War service of 2343 Private John Hector Croft, 3rd Battalion, Gallipoli. Collection consists of a pocket book pierced by a Turkish bullet at Gallipoli on 25 April 1915. The bullet penetrated Croft's arm and lodged in the pocket book. Also included is a letter to Mr Frank Catt (a friend of Croft's), dated 5 May 1915, describing the incident; and a pre-war civilian photograph of Croft. Croft died onboard a hospital ship on 27 July 1916 from wounds he received while fighting in France.