Gammage, John Kingsley (Private, b.1887 - d.1945)

Accession Number PR83/117
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 2 items
Object type Diary
Maker Gammage, John Kingsley
Place made At sea, Egypt: Cairo, Ottoman Empire: Turkey, Dardanelles, Gallipoli
Date made 1915-1916
Access Open
Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room. AWM315 419/036/026
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copying Provisions Copying is permitted for the purposes of research and study, subject to physical condition

Collection relating to the First World War service of 1764 Private John Kingsley Gammage, 1st Battalion. Collection consists of a diary written between April 1915 - February 1916, contains regular entries covering his embarkation from Australia, the passage to Egypt and service at Gallipoli, in particular the fighting at Lone Pine where he was wounded. It includes comments on the quality of officers, discomfort experienced, Anglo-Australian relations and the eventual evacuation of the Peninsula. Typed transcript held at PR82/003. Also included is a prayer book titled 'Catholic Piety' and contains instructions on following Catholic practices and prayers.