Wright, Leslie David (Private, b.1893 - d.1959)

Unit 3rd Australian Infantry Battalion
Accession Number PR86/208
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 1 wallet: 1 cm
Object type Papers, Diary
Maker Wright, Leslie David
Place made Australia, France, Ottoman Empire: Turkey, Dardanelles, Gallipoli
Date made 1914-1918
Access Open
Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room. AWM315 419/023/051
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copying Provisions Copying permitted subject to physical condition

Collection relating to the First World War service of 386 Private Leslie David Wright, a stretcher bearer with 3 Battalion. Collection consists of an original diary covering 1914-18 with entries describing stretcher bearing duties, being wounded at Gallipoli and service in France. He describes the landing at Gallipoli on 25 April and being wounded two days later and being carried back to the beach by Simpson and his"famous donkey Murphy". Also included in the collection is a Christmas card for 1916, a ration book, a notice from Lt Gen Birdwood regarding the referendum, and photocopies of attestation papers and statements of service.