Diary of Alexander Jackson Cunningham, 1916-1917

Accession Number RCDIG0000919
Collection number 3DRL/3070
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type File
Item count 1
Object type Diary
Physical description 27 Image/s captured
Maker Cunningham, Alexander Jackson
Place made United Kingdom: England, Western Front
Date made 1916-1917
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copying Provisions Digital format and content protected by copyright.

Diary relating to the First World War service of Captain Alexander Jackson Cunningham, 2nd Field Company Engineers. In this diary, kept between October 1916 and 27 April 1917, Cunningham describes many locations on the Western Front, in particular those of Pozieres and the Ypres salient, and recalls the Battle of Lagnicourt. As an accompaniment to his technical diagrams and sketches included in this collection, Cunningham describes the daily work of the engineers of 2 Field Company (1 Division) in constructing trenches and fortifications. The diary concludes with Cunningham still serving on the Western Front.