Gaffney, Peter, Corporal

Unit 26th Australian Infantry Battalion
Accession Number PR91/084
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 1 wallet: 1cm
Object type Diary
Maker Gaffney, Peter
Date made 1918-1919
Access Open
Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room. AWM371 91/0502
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copying Provisions Copying permitted subject to physical condition

Journals recounting his experiences at Gallipoli and France, written upon his return to Australia in 1919. Gives a vivid description of trench life, numerous attacks, shellfire, heat and cold, general slaughter on the Western Front. Attacks include Pozieres Ridge, Mouquet Farm, Ypres, Fricourt, Bapaume, Passchendaele, Bullecourt, Hindenburg Line. Gaffney was eventually wounded and returned to Australia.