ID numberPR03842
Collection typePrivate Record
TitleCroft, John Hector (Private, b.1891 - d.1916)
Measurement1 wallet : 1cm
Object type
  • Diary
  • Photograph
  • Letters
MakerCroft, John Hector
Date made1914-1916
DescriptionCollection 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.
PDF 4.03 MB Pocket book of John Hector Croft, 1914-1915
PDF 103.61 KB Copy of photograph of John Hector Croft, n.d.
PDF 265.32 KB Letter from John Hector Croft, 5 May 1915