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Document, diary - Diary 1915 Corporal Leonard Gordon Hazard

From the Collection of Melbourne Legacy 293 Swanston Street Melbourne Victoria

Description
White A4 paper spiral bound, 39 pages of a transcription of the diary of Corp L G Hazard and a pdf file.
Size
296 x 210 mm, 39 pages
Attached Files
Object Registration
01000
Keywords
memoir, gallipoli, world war one
Historical information
A transcription of the 1915 diary of Corporal Hazard, aged 25, was done by his daughter-in-law, Joyce Hazard, and given to Legacy in 2009. The original diary is not included. The document includes some photocopies of newspaper articles of some events in the diary and Corporal Hazard's later life and photos of his three brothers who also served. The Hazard brothers were from Brighton, Victoria.
From the Foreword: "A personal diary that takes us from the shores of Australia to Gallipoli by way of training in the middle east, a torpedoed troopship and on to a convalescent hospital in England." The troopship was the 'Southland' and the included newspaper report recounts the disaster.
Timeline: 8 May 1915 Left Melbourne
10 June Arrived at Heliopolis training camp in Egypt
2 September Was on the 'Southland' which was torpedoed
8 September Arrived on Gallipoli
19 October Wounded in shelling
27 October Arrived Malta on a hospital ship
15 November Arrived South Hampton Docks in UK and transferred to Southern General Hospital in Birmingham
6 December First visit to London and a ride in the underground trains. Transferred to Woodgate Convalescent Hospital
31st December Diary ends on New Years Eve.
Significance
The day by day record shows the war from the point of view of a corporal.
Last updated
18 Aug 2019 at 4:43PM