After World War 1, Sgt. Graham transcribed his diary by hand, due to damage to his original diary. This was then copied and typed out in the 1980s and again in the 2000s by some of Graham's grand-daughters - Sue Williamson, Michele Streight and Libby Monk - and copies distributed to various family members - both immediate and extended.
This website was established in 2014 and is operated by one of Graham's grand-daughters' cousins (Peter), for the sake of family and historical interest.
With thanks to Graham's daughters - Joan Williamson, Margaret Campion, Patricia Monk (and acknowledging Audrey Lack, deceased), - for permission to publish this personal record online.
Sgt. Graham's (transcribed) diary is owned by Mrs Margaret Campion.
Sgt. Graham's diary is not the well crafted and evenly paced document of a novel. It is uneven, sometimes with entries every day, only to be then broken by weeks of silence. Some entries are only a few words; others are long and detailed missives.
NOTE: Sometimes while on leave or recuperating in hospital, Graham wrote extensive entries of several thousand words, summarising many of the events and incidents of his past months. He writes about the trip from Australia, the corruption of officers, the harsh conditions, various offensives and the minutia of daily life. For the sake of narrative flow, these entries have been cut/pasted and re-positioned in this website into their corresponding earlier date. While all of the words are Graham's, they are (on rare occasion of weeks of silence) re-positioned to make for a more even and sustained engagement with the modern reader. This re-positioning is always indicated in the footnote of that entry.
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