Diary No.8 of Rupert Major Downes, 12 November - 29 December 1917

Accession Number AWM2017.6.206
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 Ottoman Empire: Palestine
Date made 1917
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

Diary relating to the First World War service of Colonel Rupert Major Downes, Head Quarters, Desert Mounted Corps. This diary written between 12 November and 29 December 1917 covers: his work as the Deputy Director of Medical Services of the Desert Mounted Corps, his frustration with the communication with headquarters; the movement to and setting up of a hospital in Khurbet Deiran; the effort he makes in getting supplies for the troops and his observations for the actions during the Battle of Jerusalem.