Soldier's diary

Soldier's diary : Image 109 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 November 2 Fri
    The attack on Beersheba began at dawn, infantry attacking from South mtd troops from east & north Beersheba was taken in afternoon (This happened on 31st written on wrong leaf)
    On the move again today Turks still falling back.
    Heavy fighting at [?Sheria]
    Our casualties today were very light, but we are very badly off for water & also on short rations
    Our squadron [?inlying] picquet tonight
    1917 November 3 Sat
    We are going on outpost again tonight so tried to get some decent water for our horses through the day, but had a long ride & no water
  • Image 109 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-1917-109

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