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ID number PR83/058
Title Lay, Percy MC, DCM, MM, C de G (Captain, b.1892 - d.1955)
Record type Collection
Item count 4
Collection Private Record
Object type Diary
Maker Lay, Percy (Maker)
Places made
  • Australia
  • Egypt
  • Ottoman Empire: Turkey, Dardanelles, Gallipoli
  • Western Front
Date made 1983
Measurement 4 wallets: 7cm
Note Open

Description

Collection relating to the First World War service of Captain Percy Lay MC, DCM, MM, C de G. Collection consists of a diary compiled from pocket diaries and written back at base camp or in the billets, with entries dated 19 October 1914 to 31 March 1918; a black and white photocopy of diary and a post-war diary which transcribed and enhanced Lay's pockets diaries and was written on return to Australia, with entries dated 19 October 1914 - 11 October 1919. The diaries cover his journey to Egypt aboard the S.S. Benalla, training in Egypt and service with the 8th battalion in Gallipoli and the Western Front. Also covers service with Dunsterforce in the Middle East and with the Special Service Unit to escort deportees overseas. The collection also contains a photocopy of an article by Frank Green, 'Percy Lay: A Modern D'Artagnan', published in Stand To, Jul-Aug 1956 and the monograph 'The War Diaries of Percy Lay' transcribed and edited by J L Turner.

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  • Lay, Percy MC, DCM, MM, C de G (Captain, b.1892 - d.1955)
  • Diary of Percy Lay, 1914-1918

    Diary relating to the First World War service of Captain Percy Lay, 8th Battalion. The diary was kept by Captain Lay between 19 October 1914 and 31 March 1918, and covers his journey to Egypt aboard the S.S. Benalla, training in Egypt and service...

  • Transcript of diary of Percy Lay, 1914-1919

    Handwritten transcript of a diary relating to the First World War service of Captain Percy Lay, 8th Battalion. This transcript was made by Captain Lay on his return to Australia and covers the dates of his service, from 19 October 1914 to 11 ...

  • Newspaper article relating to Percy Lay, 1956

    Photocopy of a newspaper article relating to the First World War service of Captain Percy Lay, 8th Battalion. The file consists of a photocopy of an article by Frank Green and Ernest W Latchford, titled 'Percy Lay: A Modern D'Artagnan', published...