Betteridge, Isaac Henry (Private, d.1918)

Unit 23rd Australian Infantry Battalion
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Accession Number PR90/151
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 1 wallet: 1 cm
Object type Diary
Maker Betteridge, Isaac Henry
Place made Australia
Date made 1917-1918
Access Open
Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room. AWM371 90/1532
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copying Provisions Copying is permitted for the purposes of research and study, subject to physical condition
Description

Collection relating to the First World War service of No 7209 Private Isaac Henry Betteridge, 23 Battalion. Collection consists of typed transcripts of two diaries, covering March to June 1917 and February to August 1918. The diaries cover the sea voyage, training in England, and fighting in France in 1918. They describe conditions in trenches, artillery bombardments, rations; and provide comments on English, American, Canadian, French, German soldiers. The attack on Hindenburg Line and advance of July-August 1918 is also described.

Also available as a book, "Uncle Harry's War: The Diaries and Postcards of Private I.H. Betteridge 7209 23rd Battalion WWI" edited by Phyllis Barnes, held in the Memorial's Library Collection.