Thompson, Edgar Allan (Private, 21st Bn, AIF)

Unit 21st Australian Infantry Battalion
Places
Accession Number PR84/331
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 6 ITEMS
Object type Diary
Maker Thompson, Edgar Allan
Date made 1916-1918
Access Open
Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room. AWM315 419/108/025
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Description

REGULAR ENTRIES DESCRIBE LIFE IN THE TRENCHES FOR THE INFANTRY SOLDIER ENCOUNTERING MUD, LONG FATIGUES, POOR RATIONS AND THE RELATIVE EASY LIFE OF OFFICERS. COMMENTS DISPARAGINGLY ON GEN SMYTH. LATER ENTRIES RELATE TO HIS WOUNDING, HOSPITALIZATION AND EVENTUAL RETURN TO AUSTRALIA