Private Walter Eyles' Diaries

Historical note: 

These diaries belonged to Private Walter Eyles.

Category: 
Diaries and personal papers
Conflict: 
First World War
Location: 
Western Front
Story: 
Private Walter Eyles

On this day

On this day
24 April

1918 — Second Battle of VILLERS-BRETONNEUX began. Australian and British troops fought to regain the town that had been captured just three weeks earlier. There were 1469 Australian casualties, many due to mustard gas

1918 — LT C. SADLIER won a Victoria Cross for his inspirational gallantry during the battle at Villers-Bretonneux