Arthur Francis Lester Priest : Diary 1915

ImageSummary 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.

Collection location Private collection

Publication information Unpublished and published

Additional information

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".

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This material has been digitised by Christchurch City Libraries from a private collection.