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Collection number PR83/058
ID number RCDIG0000455
Title Diary of Percy Lay, 1914-1918
Record type File
Item count 1
Collection Digitised Collection
Object type Diary
Places made
  • At sea
  • Egypt
  • Ottoman Empire: Turkey, Dardanelles, Gallipoli
Date made 1914-1918
Physical description 130 Image/s captured
Image use Attached digital images are protected by copyright and are provided here for research and study purposes. For further use, please contact the Memorial.

Description

Diary 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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