McKenzie, William Gilbert (Battery Sergeant Major, b.1879 - d.1967?)

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Accession Number PR83/190
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 1 wallet: 1 cm
Object type Diary
Maker McKenzie, William Gilbert
Place made Australia, Egypt, France, Ottoman Empire: Turkey, Dardanelles, Gallipoli
Date made 1914-1931
Access Open
Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room. AWM315 419/067/021
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copying Provisions Copying is permitted for the purposes of research and study, subject to physical condition
Description

Collection relating to the First World War service of 1924 Battery Sergeant Major William Gilbert McKenzie, 9th Battery, 3 Field Artillery Brigade. Collection consists of a diary containing regular entries, supplemented by extracts from letters home recording the voyage to Egypt, training, the Battle of the Wassir; the Gallipoli campaign particularly details of the evacuation. It also covers his movement to France with graphic details of the French winter, trench warfare and the use of gas. It includes entries on leave and his eventual return to Australia in 1919.