|Parent Collection ID||3DRL/3070|
|Collection type||Digitised Collection|
|Title||Diary of Alexander Jackson Cunningham, 1916|
|Maker||Cunningham, Alexander Jackson|
|Place made||United Kingdom: England|
|Copyright provision||Attached digital images are protected by copyright and are provided here for research and study purposes. For further use, please contact the Memorial.|
Diary of Alexander Jackson Cunningham, 1916
Diary relating to the First World War service of Captain Alexander Jackson Cunningham, 2nd Field Company Engineers. In this diary, kept between 4 July 1916 and 1 October 1916, Cunningham describes many locations on the Western Front, in particular those of Pozieres and the Ypres salient, and recalls the Battle of Pozieres. As an accompaniment to his technical diagrams and sketches included in this collection, Cunningham describes the daily work of the engineers of 2nd Field Company (1 Division) in constructing trenches and fortifications. The diary concludes with his leave to London.