Private James Bayne

Wellington Infantry Battalion

After little more than a fortnight fighting at Gallipoli, James Bayne was reported missing. His body was never found, but he left an important legacy. His diaries reveal the miserable situation he and the other young Anzacs found themselves in – their days spent dodging bullets, and their nights huddled in freezing rain.

Image: Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland Libraries, AWNS-19150701-40-13 Quotes: Bayne, James, 1887-1915: World War One diary. Ref: MS-Papers-1418. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand.

Hear dramatic narrated extracts from Bayne’s own writing.

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