1. Weltkrieg / The Great War
 

Listed diaries of Allied Forces

American Expeditionary Forces  (32) <link>

Australian Imperial Forces (9) <link>

Britisch Expeditionary Forces (33) <link>

Canadian Expeditionary Forces (2) <link>

New Zealand Expeditionary Forces (3) <link>

French Forces (9) <link>

Italian Forces  (1) <link>

Listed diaries of  Central Powers

Imperial German Forces <link>

Imperial Austrian Forces <link>

American Expeditionary Forces        <top>

George Ludovic Alexander   
 

http://www.webmousepublications.com/itow/gla/gla-home.html

english
1917 -1919
The diary of Lieutenant George Alexander of the U.S. Army Ordnance Department from May 1917 to July 1919.

Samuel E. Avery 

  http://worldwar1letters.wordpress.com
english
1916 - 1919 THE BLOG IS NOT COMPLETED
The writings home of Sgt. Samuel Avery during the time of U.S. involvement in the Great War from 1916-1919, first during the Mexican Border Campaign in 1916 and then in France from 1917-1919. Letters home are published on the same date as they were written 91 years ago. Other resources include period photos, original music recordings and interactive maps.

Charles Leo Boucher

  http://www.luckycharlie.com/
english
1914 - 1919
The memoirs of Sergeant Charles Leo Boucher of the 102nd Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, American Expeditionary Force.

 Lesley  BuShwell

  http://net.lib.byu.edu/estu/wwi/memoir/Buswell/AAFS1.htm
english
1915
With the American Ambulance Field Service in France. Personal Letters of a Driver at the Front.

Sylvester Benjamin Butler   
 

http://www.cromwellbutlers.com/AEF

english
1917 -1919
The wartime scrapbook of Captain Butler of the 301st Supply train, American Expeditionary Force.

Bugler Benjamin Cruzan

  http://www.kancoll.org/articles/cruzan/
english
1917 - 1919
The diary of Bugler Benjamin Cruzan of the 341st Field Artillery, American Expeditionary Force for December 1917 to June 1919.

H. Fletcher Davidson

  http://www.scuttlebuttsmallchow.com/ddiaryintro.html
english
1917 - 1919
The diary of Corporal H. Fletcher Davidson of the U.S. Marine Corps for May 1917 to August 1919, covering his service on the Western Front.

Charles D. Dermody

  http://www.htc.net/~dermody/yankww1.htm
english
1917 - 1919
The memoirs of Private Dermody of the 132nd Infantry, 33rd Division, American Expeditionary Force, covering his service on the Western Front and his time as a POW.

Allen C. HUBER

  http://www.usgennet.org/usa/mo/county/stlouis/missourians/john-huskey.htm
english
1917 - 1919
The diary of Private Allen Huber of the 138th Infantry, 35th Division, American Expeditionary Force for June 1917 to October 1918, covering his service on the Western Front.

Galen Hunt

  http://www.angelfire.com/journal2/skylark3/page93.html
english
1917
Diary of Galen Hunt, which includes information on the German use of poison gas at Marne, France.

Joseph J. Jones   site as provided a link to war-diary.com

  http://www.aboutjonesfamily.com/PAGES/DIARY1.HTM
english
1917 - 1919
The diary of Joseph J. Jones of the Fighting 69th Rainbow Division, American Expeditionary Force for November 1917 to April 1919, covering his service on the Western Front.

Henry K. KINDIG

  http://www.worldwaronediary.com
english
1918 - 1919
Transcribed diary of Henry K. Kindig, 83rd Company, 6th Reg. U.S. Marines Am. Ex. Force.

Gordon Van Kleeck  site as provided a link to war-diary.com

  http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~treebz65/momside/vankleeck/gordonvk/gvk.html
english
1918 - 1919
The diary of Private Gordon Van Kleeck of the 51st Pioneer Infantry, American Expeditionary Force for July 1918 to June 1919, covering his service on the Western Front.

William A LIVERGOOD

  http://www.laroke.com/larryk4674/2001/poppop.htm
english
1917 - 1920
The diary of William A Livergood, of the US army, for September 1917 to September 1920.

Walter H. Lockard

  http://www.wwiletters.com
english
1918 - 1919
Letters written home by US sergeant Walter Lockard to his family during his tour in France during World War One.

Wilfred L. MARTELL

  http://home.comcast.net/~mvgrobbel/military/martell.htm
english
1918 - 1919
The diary of Private Wilfred Martell of the 339th Infantry, American Expeditionary Force for July 1918 to July 1919, covering his service in Russia.

James Rogers McConnell

  http://www2.lib.virginia.edu/exhibits/mcconnell
english
1915 - 1917
Personal papers of James McConnell, one of the seven original American flyers in the Lafayette Escadrille.

A. W. Miller   site as provided a link to war-diary.com

  http://udel.edu/~mm/wwi
english
1918 - 1919
Personal transcribed diary of AWMiller Gunner. of Cannoners, Hdqr. Co. 108th N.S. Inf.

George A. MORRICE    site as provided a link to war-diary.com    site is listed in war-diary.com TOP LIST

  http://www.oryansroughnecks.org/diary.html
english
1918 - 1919
The diary of George Morrice of the 102nd Field Signal Corp, New York National Guard for March 1918 to April 1919.

Willard Newton

  http://www.cmstory.org/ww1/diary.asp
english
1918 - 1919
The diary of Willard Newton of the 105th Engineers, American Expeditionary Force for May 1918 to February 1919, covering his service on the Western Front.

Paul Rademacher

  http://grobbel.org/pbma/rademacher.htm
english
1918 - 1919
The diary of Paul Rademacher of the 310th Engineers, American North Russia Expeditionary Force for July 1918 to August 1919, covering his service in Russia.

Clarence L. Richmond

  http://my.en.com/~robinr/wardiary/diary.htm
english
1918 - 1919
A personal account of service in France from June 1918 to June 1919, written by U.S. Marine Clarence Richmond.

Captain Edward (Eddie) Rickenbacker

  http://www.richthofen.com/rickenbacker/
english
1914 - 1918
A personal account of the air war written by Captain Edward (Eddie) Rickenbacker, a commander of the US 94th "Hat-in-the-Ring" Squadron and the first American "ace".

Nathaniel "Nat" Rouse

  http://e.wa.home.mindspring.com/wwidiary/
english
1917 - 1919
The diary of Private Nathaniel "Nat" Rouse of the 42nd Division/Fighting 69th, American Expeditionary Force for 1918, covering his service on the Western Front.

Arthur W. SCHERR

  http://www.100megsfree2.com/jjscherr/scherr/Diary1.htm
english
1917 - 1919
The diary of Corporal Arthur Scherr of the 107th Field Signal Battalion, Wisconsin National Guard for July 1917 to May 1919.

Joseph F. SCHULTE  

  http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~marianak/jfs_wwd.htm
english
1918 - 1919
Excerpts from the World War I Army Diary of Joseph F. Schulte - Wagoner of Supply Company 330, Field Artillery Regiment.

Lloyd Maywood Staley

  http://www.u.arizona.edu/~rstaley/wwlettr1.htm
english
1917 - 1918
Letters written from August 1917 to July 1918 by Lloyd Maywood Staley of the 137th U.S. Infantry.

William Harrison Walp

  http://faceprint.com/~walpd/gen/granddad_walp_diary_01.htm
english
1917 - 1918
The diary of Sergeant William Walp of the 6th Regiment Coast Artillery, American Expeditionary Force, for July 1917 to July 1918.

Harvey Ladew Williams

  http://www.hray.com/wwi/title.htm
english
1918
Letters written from April 1917 to December 1918 by Harvey Williams, a US military ambulance driver in France and Italy.

Australian Imperial Forces / Royal Australian Navy        <top>

Robert Ralph Abercromby

  http://www.hellfire-corner.demon.co.uk/abercromby.htm
english
1917 - 1918
The personal memoirs of Robert Ralph Abercromby. His Battalion was shipped to France on the 25th April 1917 and he was wounded in action during the fighting on Messines Ridge on the 10th June 1917. After treatment in France and England, he was declared "Return to Australia" and left England on 28th September 1917, finally being discharged in Fremantle on 13th March 1918.

N K CALDER

  http://www.pbenyon.plus.com/Scapa_Diary/Index.html
english
1917 - 1918
The diary of Midshipman Calder of the Royal Australian Navy for January 1917 to December 1918.

Edward Gilmore "Hughie" Dodd

  http://members.iinet.net.au/~dodd/gail/memorial/hughie/contents.html
english
1916 - 1919
The diary of Sergeant Edward Gilmore "Hughie" Dodd of the Australian Imperial Force for June 1916 to June 1919, covering his service on the Western Front.

Fred Garrett

  http://www.grantsmilitaria.com/garrett
english
1915 - 1916
The diary of Sergeant Fred Garrett of the 3rd Australian Light Horse Regiment, Australian Imperial Force, for May 1915 to December 1916, covering his service at Gallipoli.

Ernest George King

  http://users.bigpond.net.au/rhearne
english
1915 - 1917
The diary of Ernest George King of the 5th Infantry Brigade, Australian Imperial Force, for August 1915 to November 1917, covering his service at Gallipoli and on the Western Front.

Albert Edward KNAGGS

  http://homepage.ntlworld.com/jeffery.knaggs/diary.html
english
1914 - 1919
Writings covering his service on the submarine AE2 and as a prisoner of war in Turkey.

William Dalton Lycett

  http://www.anzacs.net/Diary.htm
english
1915 - 1918
The diary of Lance Corporal/Sapper William Lycett of the 4th Field Ambulance and 15th Light Railway Operating Company, Australian Imperial Force, for 1914 to 1918.

Albert Edward VINALL
  http://www.grantsmilitaria.com/garrett/html/albert_v.htm
english
1915 - 1918
Extracts from the diary of Albert Vinall of the 32nd Battalion, Australian Imperial Force, covering his service on the Western Front.

Ivor Alexander WILLIAMS
  http://www.nashos.org.au/myhero.htm
english
1915 - 1919
The diary of Corporal Ivor Alexander Williams of the 21st Battalion, Australian Imperial Force for May 1915 to February 1919, covering his service at Gallipoli and on the Western Front.

Britisch Expeditionary Forces        <top>

Victor Edward BORGONON 

  http://www.borgognon.net/VEBdiary.html
english
1918 - 1919
The diary of Lieutenant Victor Borgonon of the Suffolk Regiment for January 1918 to August 1919, covering his service in Salonika.

Bernard Joseph Brookes

  http://www.bobbrookes.co.uk/bernard.htm
english
1914 - 1915
The diary of Sergeant Brookes of the County of London Regiment (Queen's Westminster Rifles) for June 1914 to December 1915, covering his service on the Western Front.

J N Wreford Brown

  http://www.btinternet.com/~james.fanning/rowley/
english
1917 - 1918
The Letters of Lieutenant J N Wreford Brown 12th Div. 9th Battalion Essex Regiment.

Arthur Castle 

  http://members.tripod.com/~Glosters/ww1.html
english
1914 - 1915
The diary of British soldier Arthur Castle for August 1914 to May 1915, covering his service on the Western Front.

Albert Chapman

  http://freepages.military.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~hoddy/
english
1915 - 1916
A collection from the Western Front by Albert Chapman of the 27th Field Ambulance, RAMC with extracts from the official unit War Diary.

George Culpitt

  http://www.culpitt-war-diary.org.uk
english
1916 - 1918
The diary of Private George Culpitt of the 3rd Battalion, Royal Welch Fusiliers, for 1916 to 1918.

Lloyd Duncan EDWARDS

  http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~engbdf/Ancestors/edwardslloyd.html
english
1918
The diary of Private Lloyd Edwards of the 5th Bedfordshire Regiment for January to July 1918, covering his service in France.

Arthur Guy Empey

  http://www.pagebypagebooks.com/Arthur_Guy_Empey/Over_The_Top
english
1917 - 1918
The experiences of Arthur Guy Empey, an american who served in the British army.

Mark Foreman

  http://www.markswar.co.uk
english
1916 - 1917
The diary of Mark Foreman of the Royal Fusiliers, for October 1916 to May 1917.

Percival FOX

  http://www.johnson46.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/war.html
english
1915 - 1917
The diary of Lance Corporal Fox of the 53rd Royal Warwick Regiment, Birmingham Battalion, for November 1915 to January 1917, covering his service on the Western Front.

Robert Peyton HAMILTON

  http://www.larigan.com/diary/Diary.htm
english
1915
The diary of Lieutenant Robert Peyton Hamilton of the County of London Regiment for 1915, covering his service on the Western Front.

William Henry Bonser LAMIN 

  http://www.wwar1.blogspot.com/
english
since 1917
This blog is made up of transcripts of Harry Lamin's letters from the first World War. The letters were posted exactly 90 years after they were written.

Thomas Fredrick (Fred) LITTLER
  http://www.first-world-war.co.uk/
english
1916 - 1919
Transcribed diary of Thomas Frederick Littler.

Archibald  Gordon MacGregor  

  http://www.annawelti.com/archie.asp
english
1917 - 1919
The World War One  memoirs of Archibald Gordon MacGregor of his time in the Signals Corps in northern France and in Belgium.

Robert Lindsay Mackay

  http://lu.softxs.ch/mackay/RLM_Diary.html
english
1916 - 1918
The diary of Robert Mackay, of the 11th Batallion, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, for 1916 to 1918.

Harold George Macklon 

  http://www.shalligettoblighty.co.uk
english
1915 - 1919
Private Harold George Macklon served in the British Army 1915-1919. He fought at the front line in Loos and Meroc, acted as batman to an officer and was finally wounded and sent back to Blighty where he guarded over German POW's and joined the ASC.Soon after the war he wrote a memoir of his experiences in the Great War.

Denis Joseph Moriarty

  http://ww1.osborn.ws/a-gallipoli-diary
english 
1915
The diary of Sergeant Moriarty of the 1st Royal Munster Fusiliers for April to July 1915, covering his service at Gallipoli.
Leonard Dudley RICHARDS
  http://www.militarybadges.org.uk/mimage/diary.htm
english
1915
The diary of Leonard Richards of the Leicestershire Regiment for 1915, covering his service on the Western Front until just before his death on October the 13th 1915.

Charles Rooke

  http://www.nigelduffin.co.uk/family/rooke.htm
english
1917 - 1918
The diary of Charles Rooke of the Border Regiment, covering his service on the Western Front.

Walter Shuttleworth

  http://www.klewis.org.uk/Diary/Home
english
1917
The diary of Private Walter Shuttleworth of the Durham Light Infantry and West Yorkshire Regiment for 1917, covering his service until his death on the Western Front.
Bert SPIRES
  http://www.bertspires.co.uk/
english
1917 - 1918
The diary of Bombardier Charles Spires of B Battery 103 Brigade, Royal Field Artillery for February 1917 to June 1918.

James Starkie

  http://www.eastlancsmemorials.co.uk/diary/diary.htm
english
1915 - 1916
The diary of James Starkie of the Royal Naval Division of the Engineers for June to November 1915, covering his service until his death at Gallipoli.

William Whitmore

  http://www.birminghampals.co.uk/soldiers/william-bernard-whitmore/
english
1915 - 1916
The diary of William Whitmore of the 14th Battalion Royal Warwickshire Regiment, covering 1915 and 1916.

Harry Williams

  http://www.harrys-ww1.co.uk/
english
1915 - 1918
The memoirs of Harry Williams covering his service at the Western Front and Gallipoli.

John Robert WILSON

  http://www.qsl.net/gm0fne/diaryt~1.htm
english
1917
The diary of Captain John Wilson of the Royal Flying Corps for 1917, covering his service until his death on the Western Front.

Canadian Expeditionary Forces        <top>

Helen L. Fowlds

  http://www.trentu.ca/admin/library/archives/ffowldswelcome.htm
english
1914 - 1921
Biography, diary, letters and pictures of Nursing Sister Helen Fowlds of the Canadian Army Medical Corps.

New Zealand Expeditionary Forces        <top>

Ralph Dorchel DOUGHTY

  http://www.thekivellfamily.co.nz/family_pages/ralphs_diaries/Ralph_Doughty.html
english
1915 - 1917
Lieutenant Ralph Dorchel Doughty M.C. and his five day by day diaries written while on active service for the Australian Army between the 5th April 1915 and the 16th March 1917 and through the Gallipoli, France and Belgium (Passchendaele) campaigns.

French Forces        <top>

Georges Bié

  http://membres.lycos.fr/errangui/BOURGEAIS/Index2.htm
french
1914 - 1918
Dossier réalisé par son petit fils, à partir de documents d'époque (principalement des lettres).

Fernand Daucourt

  http://valentin.daucourt.free.fr/
french
1914
L'histoire du caporal Fernand Daucourt, poilu du 35eme régiment d'infanterie, en 1914 au cours des batailles d'Alsace, de la Somme et de la Marne.

Emile Guérin

  http://gjgg.free.fr/priv/guerr14_18
french
1914 - 1916
Extraits d'un livre racontant la jeunesse d'Emile Guérin, soldat au début de la guerre, la bataille de la Marne, les tranchées. Cartes, photos.

Jean Léviathan

  http://membres.lycos.fr/boaz/
french
1913 - 1918
Correspondance entre l'Enseigne de Vaisseau Jean Léviathan, et sa marraine, avec en filigrane, la présence de la guerre.

Louis Salmon

  http://papymac.free.fr
french
1914 - 1918
Témoignage de Louis Salmon sur sa captivité, à travers ses carnets de route. Correspondance, liste des internés au fort IX.

Alphonse Schalkens

  http://schalckens.free.fr/
french
1914 - 1918
Carnets de guerre de ce soldat français présentés par son arrière petit-fils. Pages scanées d'un lexique du vocabulaire du poilu.

Italian Forces        <top>

Antonio Sorrenti

  http://members.shaw.ca/sorrenti/index.html
english, italian
1915 - 1918
The diary of a young soldier's journey from a small town in Calabria, to the treacherous slopes of Monte Grappa in the Italian Alps, to prison camps deep within the Austro-Hungarian Empire.

Imperial German Forces        <top>

Hubert  BOSCH 

  http://www.kbir12.renebrouwers.eu/kbir12.html
german
1916 - 1917 / 1927
Transcription of Hubert Bosch ´s Diary (12. Infanterie Rgt. II. Bataillon (Wingefelder), 8. Komp.), e.g. St. Mihiel and Somme. Next to the transcription, the diary includes Maps, Photo's and Postcards , which will be integrated in the Hubert Bosch Section. Next to the diary of 1916-1917, the section contains a travel report of Hubert Bosch of 1927 to the former "Westfront". The transkription is still in progress.

Werner Heinrich Oskar Dittmann  site as provided a link to war-diary.com

  http://www.flieger-album.de/tagebuch
german
1915 - 1916
Transcribed diary of Pilot Lt Werner Heinrich Oskar Dittmann. Also presented are his fotoalbums with more than 850 pictures online.

Dieter FINZEN

  http://dieter-finzen.blogspot.com/
german
since 1916 - 
This blog is made up of transcripts of Dieter Finzens diary (3.Korporalschaft des Rekrutendepots I. E.86 der "Königin-Füsiliere", Flensburg), which will be posted exactly 93 years after they were written.
Dieter started his military career as a volunteer. His first service will bring him to the 1916 Battle of the Somme....

Karl KASSER
  http://www.kilb.at/bertl.strasser
german
1914 - 1920
Transcribed diary of Karl Kasser fighting at the Eastern Front, covering his 6 years as POW in Siberia.

Manfred von Richthofen

  http://richthofen.com/
german
1915 - 1917
This on-line edition of Manfred von Richthofen's 1917 book Der Rote Kampfflieger is based on the English language version originally translated by J. Ellis Barker and published in 1918 under the name The Red Battle Flyer.

Gottfried RINKER

  http://www.kriegstagebuch.gottfriedrinker.bplaced.net
german
march 1911 to february 1919
The diary of Lt Gottfired Rinker army who served in the XIII. württembergisches Armeekorps, 120 I.R. & 122 R.I.R.

Kriegstagebuch von Leutnant Gottfried Rinker. Ort der Handlung ist bis Mitte 1917 die Westfront in Belgien und Frankreich (Argonnen, Champagne, Flandern, Ypern, Verdun). Ab Mai 1917 geht es an die Ostfront (Ukraine-Feldzug, Russland, Taganrog, Kisielin, Twerdyn, Kowel, Asow'sches Meer). Die Rückkehr in die Heimat erfolgt im Januar 1919.
XIII. württembergisches Armeekorps, 120 I.R. & 122 R.I.R.

Imperial Austrian Forces        <top>

Fritz Kreisler

  http://net.lib.byu.edu/~rdh7/wwi/memoir/Kreisler/Kreisler.htm
english
1915
A personal account of his service on the Eastern Front by Fritz Kreisler, an officer in the Austrian Army.

Josef Sramek

  http://www.svobodat.com/sramek/
english
1914 - 1916
The diary of Josef Sramek of the Austrian army, covering his captivity in Serbia, Albania, Italy and France from 1914 to 1916.

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