The following men kept a record of their time in the 22nd Battalion through personal letters and diaries. Passages have been extracted for this First World War commemorative project, providing a more personal insight as we follow an Australian infantry battalion through the Great War. The originals are stored in the Australian War Memorial research centre in Canberra or the State Library Victoria in Melbourne, and acknowledgement goes to Libraries and the soldiers families enabling the subsequent publishing within this commemorative project. Click on the soldiers names to read their accounts, or alternatively click on the following link to read all the extracts posted in chronological order, 100 years on to the day that they were written.
Letters, Diaries & Notebooks posted on this website
Captain WJ CAWTHORN [NEW]
Lieutenant WGM CLARIDGE (letter whilst transferred to 8th Battalion)
Lieutenant R MALLINSON [NEW] (diary while POW in Germany)
400 Private L HICKMAN (diary whilst transferred to 2nd Pioneer Battalion)
Letters & Diaries posted on other websites
Detailed diaries from the Commanding Officer of the 22nd Battalion as archived in the State Library of New South Wales, covering the period from the sailing of the 22nd Battalion to Gallipoli to the end of the war.
Detailed letters home from stretcher-bearer and bandsman Charles Tucker on the commemorative project ‘I Remain Your Loving Son – Charles Tucker’, covering the period from the sailing of the 22nd Battalion, through Gallipoli, to his death at Mouquet Farm in August 1916.