Diary No.6 of Rupert Major Downes, 13 June - 24 August 1917

Accession Number AWM2017.6.204
Collection number 3DRL/0518
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type File
Item count 1
Object type Diary
Physical description 55 Image/s captured
Maker Downes, Rupert Major
Place made Egypt
Date made 1917
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copying Provisions Copy provided for personal non-commercial use

Diary relating to the First World War service of Lieutenant Colonel Rupert Major Downes, Head Quarters, Anzac Mounted Division. This diary, written between 13 June 1917 and 24 August 1917, partly written for his wife to read, begins by listing the places he traveled between January and April 1917. It also covers the feelings he has after he returned from seeing his wife; her return journey on the P&O ship Mongolia after it was struck by a mine; his dilemma at choosing between running the 14th General Hospital or becoming Deputy Director of Medical Services and his work after taking on the position as Deputy Director of Medical Services of the Desert Mounted Corps.