Brigadier John McNeil as a member of the 5th Light Horse Regiment, Gallipoli and Palestine, interviewed by Major Aylmer Campbell Robertson.

Unit 5th Australian Light Horse Brigade
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Accession Number S00186
Collection type Sound
Measurement 33 min 39 sec
Object type Oral history
Physical description audio cassette; HITACHI C90; mono
Maker McNeil, John George
Robertson, Aylmer Campbell
Brickhill, Clive
Date made 18 July 1980
Access Open
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copyright Item copyright: © Australian War Memorial
Creative Commons License This item is licensed under CC BY-NC
Copying Provisions Copy provided for personal non-commercial use
Description

Left Queensland in December 1914 as a junior officer with the 5th Light Horse Regiment; arrived Egypt January 1915; the Light Horse trained with horses in Egypt until Gallipoli and then went to Gallipoli as infantry; British troops at Suvla bay; rifles and artillery at Gallipoli; machine guns; jam tin bombs; ships involved with Gallipoli campaign; barrels of wine coming ashore from a ship as it broke up; Damascus; Turkish Camel Corps.
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