|Collection type||Digitised Collection|
|Physical description||52 Image/s captured|
Cunningham, Alexander Jackson
|Place made||At sea, Australia, South Africa, United Kingdom: England, Western Front|
First World War, 1914-1918
|Copying Provisions||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, 1917-1918
Diary relating to the First World War service of Captain Alexander Jackson Cunningham, 2nd Field Company Engineers. In this diary, kept between 28 April 1917 and 18 May 1918, Cunningham recalls the First and Second Battles of Passchendaele, the Battle of Menin Road Ridge, the Battle of Polygon Wood, and the Battle of Battle of Broodseinde. 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 his return to Australia.