MacLeod, George (Private, 47th Bn, AIF b.1888 - d.1917)

Unit 47th Australian Infantry Battalion
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Accession Number PR89/074
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 2 ITEMS
Object type Diary
Maker MacLeod, George
Date made 1916-1917
Access Open
Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room. AWM371 88/0110
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Description

Original diary and address book of Private George MacLeod (a.k.a McLeod), No. 2008 of 47th Infantry Battalion, AIF. Address book contains few entries. Diary covers period 5 August 1916 to 14 April 1917 and mainly descibes daily routine and local conditions including the movement from Egypt to France and service on the Western Front. Both books are badly damaged from shrapnel or shell fragments that supposedly killed MacLeod on 8 June 1917 at Messines.