Trooper Ion Llewellyn Idriess
|Birth date:||20 September 1889|
|Birth place:||Australia: New South Wales, Sydney|
|Death date:||06 June 1979|
|Death place:||Australia: New South Wales, Sydney, Mona Vale|
|Service number:||358 - First World War, 1914-1918|
|Unit:||5th Australian Light Horse Regiment|
Ion Llewellyn Idriess was born at Waverley New South Wales on 20 September 1889 to parents Walter and Juliette. A miner by trade, he enlisted at Townsville on 26 October 1914 at the age of 27. He departed Sydney aboard HMAT Persic, on 21 December 1914 with the 5th Australian Light Horse Regiment.
Serving at Gallipoli, Idriess specialised in sniping. He sustained a bomb wound to his arm at Gallipoli in September 1915 and was evacuated back to Egypt. Idriess re-joined the 5th Australian Light Horse Regiment and served with his unit in Egypt and Palestine witnessing the charge at Beersheba. He was once again wounded in December 1917 in the fighting after the last battle of Gaza. Ion Idriess was consequently invalided home and returned to Australia on 15 February 1918.
Rolls and Awards
- Rank: Private
- Date of embarkation: 21 December 1914
- Place of embarkation: Sydney
Diary relating to First World War service of 358 Trooper Ion Llewellyn Idriess, 5th Light Horse Regiment. Entries are mostly undated, but one entry is dated 1 October . In this diary, Idriess mentions desert operations, close combat, rescue of wounded soldiers and cholera, andcompares trench...
Diary relating to First World War service of 358 Trooper Ion Llewellyn Idriess, 5th Light Horse Regiment. First entry is dated 16 November 1916 and the last is dated 24 February . In this diary, Idriess mentions snipers, desert operations, British Yeomanry, and capturing Bedouin tribesmen and...
Collection relating to service of 358 Trooper Ion Llewellyn Idriess, 5 Light Horse Regiment, AIF, Gallipoli, Egypt, Palestine, 1915-1918. The collection consists of eight original, handwritten diaries covering almost the entire length of Idriess's service with the 5th Light Horse Regiment.
Maker: Idriess, Ion Llewellyn
|Date of birth||1889-09-20|
|Date of embarkation||1914-12-21|
|Date of death||1979-06-06|