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[Transcriber's note: Private Edwin Rider at the age of 21 enlisted in the Infantry on 6 January 1915. The diary covers his voyage from Sydney to the Suez where he disembarks and travels to Cairo and then to the camp at Zeitoun. After several weeks he goes to Gallipoli where he is wounded on 7 August 1915 at Lone Pine and is brought back to Alexandria and then on to England. He is hospitalised in Hampstead Hospital and after treatment has leave when he travels to Dundee, on another occasion to Skegness, and to various other places in England. The diary concludes with his journey home to Australia on the "Star of Victoria", arriving in Sydney on 4 March 1916 and was discharged from the Army on 2 June 1916.]

To dear Edwin
From His fond Mother.

1767 Treharne

Sgt. Edwin Rider
282 Annandale Street

Sgt. Kenney

11.30 Port Timor

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