Diary of Ion Llewellyn Idriess, 1917

Unit 5th Australian Light Horse Regiment
Place Africa: Egypt
Accession Number RCDIG0000453
Collection number 1DRL/0373
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type File
Item count 1
Object type Diary
Physical description 89 Image/s captured
Maker Idriess, Ion Llewellyn
Place made Egypt
Date made 1917
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
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Description

Diary relating to First World War service of 358 Trooper Ion Llewellyn Idriess, 5th Light Horse Regiment. This diary was written in a notepad, with entries undated and written in a narrative style. In this diary, Idriess gives an account of his involvement in the Battles of Gaza, including witnessing a dismounted charge by New Zealand Mounted Rifles into the outskirts of Gaza, during the first battle. He also comments on Turkish bayonets, and mentions protecting horse-feed stores from Bedouin crowds, and the use of tanks at Gaza.