Diaries and Letters
We have several diaries and service journals maintained by soldiers on active service in our collection.
They provide a great insight into how soldiers at the time viewed the world and events unfolding around them. The originals can be in a fragile state, so to avoid unnecessary handling, our volunteers will transcribe the words so that we can all have access to their observations, thoughts and feelings.
- Sergeant Charles Usherwood’s service journal
- Sergeant Job Shepherd Waterhouse’s diary 1864 to 1870
- Private John Jackson’s diary 1899 to 1900
- Corporal FW Schofield’s diary 1899 to 1901
- Selected letters from 2Lt Ernest Kemp 1914 to 1916
- Captain Kenneth Taylor’s diary June to December 1944