Letters & Diaries: By Soldier

22nd-battalionThe 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

Major MN MacKAY
Major LTO Pedler, MC (diary onboard SS Borda during return to Australia)
Captain Chaplain TP BENNETT
Captain DG EVANS, MC (letters whilst with 5th/22nd & 8th Battalions)
Lieutenant KS ANDERSON, MC
Lieutenant WGM CLARIDGE (letter whilst transferred to 8th Battalion)
Lieutenant LA McCARTIN, MC
Lieutenant R MALLINSON (diary while POW in Germany)
2nd Lieutenant CF YEADON, MC
2nd Lieutenant WS FILMER
305 Private AW FINDLAY
400 Private L HICKMAN (diary whilst transferred to 2nd Pioneer Battalion)
861 Lance Corporal GB MUIR
1656 Sergeant AW BRADLEY
2008 Private R SMITH
2669 Lance Corporal LW HENDERSON

Letters & Diaries posted on other websites

wiltshireLieutenant-Colonel ARL WILTSHIRE, CMG, DSO, MC

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.

tucker-1069-p00977-0011069 Corporal CS TUCKER, MM 

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.

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