Downes, Rupert Major (Major General, CMG, VD AAMC)

Unit Australian Army Medical Corps
Places
Accession Number 3DRL/0518
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 18 items
Object type Diary, Documents, Letters
Maker Downes, Rupert Major
Date made 1914-1940
Access Open
Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room. AWM315 419/028/015
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Description

Collection comprises thirteen detailed diaries kept by Major General Downes covering his service with the Australian Army Medical Corps at Gallipoli, France and Palestine and manuscript copies of letters written by Major General Downes from Gallipoli. Also included are a small collection of notes made by Major General Downes in preparation for the writing of the Official Medical History (1939-1945), a task that he was unable to complete due to his death in an aircraft crash on 5 March 1945.