Diary of Alexander Jackson Cunningham, 1917-1918

Accession Number RCDIG0000920
Collection number 3DRL/3070
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type File
Item count 1
Object type Diary
Physical description 52 Image/s captured
Maker Cunningham, Alexander Jackson
Place made At sea, Australia, South Africa, United Kingdom: England, Western Front
Date made 1917-1918
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 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.