Diary of Gordon Colin Cooper, 1917-1918

Collection ID RCDIG0000904
Parent Collection ID 1DRL/0211
Collection type Digitised Collection
Title Diary of Gordon Colin Cooper, 1917-1918
Item count 119
Object type Diary
Maker Cooper, Gordon Colin
Place made Egypt
Date made 1917-1918
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Diary relating to the First World War service of 475 Private Gordon Colin Cooper, 1st Light Horse Regiment. In this diary, kept between 1 January 1917 and 3 January 1918, Cooper records his service as part of 1st Light Horse Regiment. Among his obervations about military life are descriptions of the Battle of Rafa and the eventual fall of Gaza, as well as several references to the Battle of Beersheba.