Hutchinson, Ralph (Warrant Officer 2, b.1890 - d.?)

Unit 13th Australian Field Ambulance
Places
Accession Number PR82/033
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 1 wallet: 1 cm
Object type Diary
Maker Hutchinson, Ralph
Place made Australia, France
Date made 1914-1917
Access Open
Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room. AWM315 419/022/045
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Description

Collection relating to the First World service of 190 Warrant Officer Class 2 (WO2) Ralph Hutchinson, 13 Field Ambulance. Collection consists of an original diary for the period August 1914 to August 1917. Broadly, the diary contains regular entries covering enlistment and embarkation on the Euripides; service in Egypt; Lemnos Island, landing and service on Gallipoli; and later service in France. The diary details the daily routine at the Victoria Barracks in 1914; the deaths of fellow servicemen; the sinking of the Emden by the Sydney; camp life and conditions; the Gallipoli Landing; action at Lone pine; thoughts on ANZAC Day in 1915; service in France on the Front; thoughts on the conscription debate and low morale; injuries/illness and conditions in the trenches; leave in England; and fighting the Germans in France.