689) John George (Jack) Tarrant DCM as a sergeant, 20 Battalion, Gallipoli, France and Belgium, 1915-1918, interviewed by Peter Sekuless

Collection ID S00182
Collection type Sound
Title 689) John George (Jack) Tarrant DCM as a sergeant, 20 Battalion, Gallipoli, France and Belgium, 1915-1918, interviewed by Peter Sekuless
Measurement 46 min 52 sec
Object type Oral history
Maker Tarrant, John George, Sekuless, Peter
Date made 04 July 1984
Copyright AWM copyright
Copyright provision Copy provided for personal non-commercial use

Early life; enlisting; two brothers already enlisted; landed on Gallipoli 22 August 1915; description of evacuation; feeling that he was fighting as a British subject, not as an Australian; opinion of the Turks and the Germans; arriving in France and fighting in Bois Grenier (near Armentieres); being wounded at Pozieres; Billy Hughes granting Australian troops 10 days leave; Ypres; AFC being formed; wounded again November 1916 at Flers, receiving the DCM for his actions at Mont St Quentin; declaration of the Armistice; different bombs and hand grenades used by Germans, Turks and Australians; opinion of Peter Weir's film "Gallipoli"; younger brother who was born in 1900 changed his name to enlist underage; going to the Domain in Sydney to be demobbed; jobs after the war; War Gratuity; joining the RSL; ANZAC Day 1984.
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