Diary of an Anzac veteran dated 1915. The writer was a student at Trinity College, University of Melbourne, when he enlisted in August 1914 in the Public Schools Brigade. His name may have been Cook, of D Company 5th Battalion AIF.
The diary contains details of enlistment, training and service at Gallipoli. It was found in archives of Toc H Australia Inc. Victoria and handed to the RSL by J. Herrick, Area Secretary, in May 1983. This diary was probably written after the events from notes taken at the time.
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DIARY OF AN ORIGINAL ANZAC VETERAN, POSSIBLY NAMED COOK, OF D COY. 5TH. BATT., A. I. F., 1915. DIARY WAS PROBABLY WRITTEN UP AT A LATER DATE. CONTAINS DETAILS OF ENLISTMENT, TRAINING AND SERVICE ON GALLIPOLI. FOUND IN ARCHIVES OF TOC H AUSTRALIA INC. VICTORIA AND HANDED TO R. S. L. BY J. HERRICK, AREA SECRETARY.
A very detailed description of events during World War I, written in a black-covered lined exercise book.
Donation from Victorian Branch, Returned & Services League of Australia Limited (RSL), 24/02/1986
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