Diary No.9 of Rupert Major Downes, 30 December 1917 - 5 March 1918

Accession Number AWM2017.6.207
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 1917-1918
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 30 December 1917 and 5 March 1918 covers: his work as the Deputy Director of Medical Services of the Desert Mounted Corps; the rain and how it impacts his work; the trouble he goes through to move his car after it got bogged; his view of the advance to, capture and occupation of the town of Jericho; his ride in a Bristol F-2 Fighter and his leave in Luxor and Shellal.