Lester Priest : Diary 1915

Diary : Image 84 of 88

Image of New Zealand Pocket Diary 1915

  • Title New Zealand Pocket Diary
  • Creator Arthur Francis Lester Priest
  • Date 1915
  • Image 84 of 88
  • Physical Description 29 x 16 cm
  • Notes Blank pages not scanned.
  • Source Private collection
  • Collection Name Diary and memorabilia, 1915
  • Collection Description A diary kept by Arthur Francis Lester Priest (1893-1915) from late 1914 to August 1915. The diary documents his experience in the first World War. The collection includes some memorabilia kept with the diary: a letter, newspaper clippings, postcard and photograph.
  • Parent Collection Description Arthur Francis Lester Priest served from 1914 to August 1915. Service number: 6/1695. Lester Priest was killed at Gallipoli on 8 August 1915, and is remembered on the Chunuk Bair (New Zealand) Memorial, Chunuk Bair Cemetery, Gallipoli, Turkey. Lester Priest was mistakenly reported killed in June 1915, but then reported wounded several weeks later. The Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser reported on his death in August in November 1915; "his relatives were only told he had been wounded a second time".
  • File Reference PCol-Priest-084

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