ID numberRCDIG0000455
TitleDiary of Percy Lay, 1914-1918
Collection numberPR83/058
ClassificationDigitised Collection
Record typeFile
Item count1
Object typeDiary
Place made
  • At sea
  • Egypt
  • Ottoman Empire: Turkey, Dardanelles, Gallipoli
Date made1914-1918
Physical description130 Image/s captured
DescriptionDiary relating to the First World War service of Captain Percy Lay, 8th Battalion. The diary was kept by Captain Lay between 19 October 1914 and 31 March 1918, and covers his journey to Egypt aboard the S.S. Benalla, training in Egypt and service with the 8th battalion in Gallipoli and the Western Front. Captain Lay also describes his arrival at Ashar Barracks, Basra, Iraq in preparation for his service with Dunsterforce.
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