I have a number of diaries from WW1, which I will add to the site over time.

The first is that of John Ashley of the Anson Battalion. Strictly speaking it isn't a diary - it's a sworn statement of his actions during the fall of Antwerp, presumably based on his real diary. There's a sting in the torn tail of this account - an explosive claim that there was a miscarriage of justice when 'a very great mistake' was made in awarding the DSM to the wrong person.

Read the diary and see what you think. I think he's sincere - what do you think?