1. Cardwell, Edward Thomas 2. Cardwell, Claude Edward (1. Private, 1st Stationary Hospital, Bendigo 2. Gunner, 31 Battery, 8th Field Artillery Brigade)

Accession Number PR90/134
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 6 items
Object type Diary, Service papers
Maker Cardwell, Claude Edward
Date made 1918-1947
Access Open
Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room. AWM371 89/1957
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

Diary of Gunner Claude Cardwell covers the period 25 July 1918-29 January 1919 in France. Describes air raids, bombardments, mules and donkeys transporting ammunition and guns, stretcher bearing, role of tanks, German retreat. Places include the Bullring, Somme, Hamel, Peronne and Hindenburg Line. Records a 'strike' 4 January 1919 to 7 January 1919.