Bunkall, Ernest Arthur, 1886-1957 : World War One diaries

Date
1915-1918
By
Bunkall, Ernest Arthur, 1886-1957
Ref
MS-Group-2423
Description

Four diaries kept by E A Bunkall (13/583) during his World War One service in Egypt and Palestine (Nov 1915-Sep 1918). They describe daily army routines, travel details, surroundings, personal health, available news, meals, weather and military action.

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Ernest Arthur Bunkall (1886-1957) served with the Auckland Mounted Rifles Brigade (1914-1916) and the Imperial Camel Corps (1916-1918) in World War One. He fought in the Gallipoli, Sinai, and Palestine campaigns, reaching the rank of 2nd Lieutenant. In 1918 he entered the Royal Flying Corps training school as a cadet.

Quantity: 4 folder(s). 0.04 Linear Metres.

Provenance: Diaries were purchased at auction. Two photograph albums created by Ernest Arthur Bunkall depicting military life and aircraft used during the First World War were also for sale. Albums were purchased by an unidentified private bidder.

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4 folder(s), 0.04 Linear Metres, Diaries, Manuscripts
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War diary 1916
Date: Jan 1916-Aug 1916 Ref: MS-Papers-11987-02 Description: Detailed entries document service in Egypt (1 Jan-31 Jul) with Auckland Mounted Rifles Regiment and Imperial Camel Corps during Sinai campaign. Undated pages...
War diary 1917
Date: Jan 1917-Dec 1917 Ref: MS-Papers-11987-03 Description: Documents life on service in Egypt and Palestine (1 Jan-31 Dec) with Imperial Camel Corps. Includes account of battles at Gaza (26 Mar and 19 Apr). Entries v...
War diary 1915 and 1916
Date: Nov 1915-Jan 1916 Ref: MS-Papers-11987-01 Description: Documents activities at Monte Video camp in Weymouth (12 Nov-13 Nov), voyage from Liverpool to Greece aboard the 'Olympic' (14 Nov-21 Nov), life on Lemnos af...
War diary 1918
Date: Jan 1918-Sep 1918 Ref: MS-Papers-11987-04 Description: Documents life on service in Egypt (9 Feb-15 Sep), including entry into Royal Flying Corps training school as a cadet. Entries vary in detail. Back cover poc...