|Unit||4th Australian Infantry Battalion|
|Collection type||Private Record|
|Object type||Copy, Diary|
Edwards, Richard Asaph
|Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room.||AWM371 91/0829|
First World War, 1914-1918
Edwards, Richard Asaph, (Private, b.1886 - d.1974)
Original and typed transcript of diary kept by Edwards during his service. He describes shipboard life on the convoy to Alexandria, local conditions, food, military training and duties, the Wassir Riot, the move to the Dardanelles, receipt of mail, the Gallipoli Landing, the routine, the armistice to bury the dead, the sinking of ships, swimming, lack of rest, rations, flies, hospitalisation with dysentery at Heliopolis.