4th Battalion Anzac Digger Diaries Battle Death Trap Valley May 1915 | Jack's Journey

4th Battalion Anzac Digger Diaries May 1915 | Jack's Journey


Jack's Journey An Anzac's Descent Into Death, Disaster And Controversy At Gallipoli by Kit Cullen

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4th Battalion Gallipoli Landing 25th April - 2nd May 1915





The Author of Jack's Journey, Kit Cullen obtained 3 diaries of a First Day Lander, Jack Collyer D Company 4th Battalion AIF. Cullen began tracing Jack Collyer's story using his three diaries and his service record.

The diaries cover the voyage from Australia to training in Egypt and Lemnos and, finally, landing at Anzac. Unfortunately, the last diary ended as Jack entered the firing line on Bolton's Ridge at dusk on 25 April. He was wounded a week later. Where was Jack and what was he doing when he was wounded? What Kit discovered over ten years of painstaking research is extraordinary.

On 1 May Jack and about fifty other members of No. 15 Platoon 4th Battalion were ordered to go to the aid of about 60 Royal Marines who had been trapped for two and a half days in an isolated trench.

The following conflict would become known as Battle Death Trap Valley.
Several Soldier Named Lists or Rolls  complete the book:
Casualties in 4th Battalion 1 -2 May 1915
Members No 15 No 3 Platoon 4th Battalion

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