Title: The WWI Diary of Michael James Egan

Author: Egan, Michael

Condition: Mint

Edition: 1st Edition

Publication Date: 2011


Cover: Soft Cover without Dust Jacket – 78 pages

Comments: This is the war diary of 2983, Michael James Egan who served with the 47th Battalion AIF and later the 4th Machine Gun Battalion. A limited edition were produced by the family as a private publication. It details Private Egan’s wartime service on the Western Front and gives a fantastic insight what it was like to be a soldier during the horrors of World War I.

Regimental number: 2983
Religion: Roman Catholic
Occupation: Carter
Address: Alstonville, New South Wales
Marital status: Married
Age at embarkation: 29
Next of kin: Wife, Mrs Daisy Elizabeth Egan, Alstonville, Richmond River, New South Wales
Enlistment date: 1 August 1916
Embarkation details: Unit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A74 Marathon on 27 October 1916
Rank from Nominal Roll: Private
Unit from Nominal Roll: 4th Machine Gun Battalion
Fate: Returned to Australia 15 June 1919