Soldier's diary

Soldier's diary : Image 29 of 126

Image of Edward Herbert Aubrey : Soldier's diary 1917-1919.

  • Title Edward Herbert Aubrey : Soldier's diary
  • Creator Edward Herbert Aubrey
  • Date 1917-1919.
  • Transcription 1917 May 28 Mon
    Doing the front patrol today & plenty of Turks, cruising about, but patrols are never strong enough to fight but just go out to observe etc. Turks usually open fire at long distances. & so as a rule don't do very good shooting One man in our patrol hit in the shoulder today, but he managed to ride in most of the way until met with a sand cart
    1917 May 29 Tues
    We arrived in this camp last night very tired & now we are here they find there is going to be a shortage of water so we are moving again today to where we are nearer to water. We are settled again & are going to rig up bivvies here as we expect to stay in this camp for about 10 days. We have received order to dig in a bit here so as to have more protection if bombed.
  • Image 29 of 126
  • Collection Description World War I diary kept by Edward Herbert Aubrey (1891-1963) from May 1917 to November 1917, with brief notes from 1918 and 1919. Some pages were removed and sent to relatives.
  • Parent Collection Description Edward Aubrey served from 10 February 1916 to 19 February 1919. He embarked on the Waihora in December 1916 with the New Zealand Expeditionary Force, 19th Reinforcements, New Zealand Mounted Rifles Brigade. Aubrey served in Egypt; and after being wounded on 5 November 1917 part of his left leg was amputated. Edward Aubrey spent his remaining service in medical care in Egypt and then Britain. On his return to New Zealand he returned to farming in the Omarama area on land won in a ballot as part of a Returned Soldiers' initiative.
  • Collection Location Private collection
  • File Reference CCL-Aubrey-1917-029

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