|Collection type||Private Record|
|Object type||Diary, Service papers|
Cardwell, Claude Edward
|Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room.||AWM371 89/1957|
First World War, 1914-1918
1. Cardwell, Edward Thomas 2. Cardwell, Claude Edward (1. Private, 1st Stationary Hospital, Bendigo 2. Gunner, 31 Battery, 8th Field Artillery Brigade)
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.