Wallet 1 of 1 - Personal narrative of Lieutenant Douglas Falconer, 23 - 28 September, 1917

Accession Number AWM2021.7.7
Collection number 2DRL/0524
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type Wallet
Item count 1
Object type Papers, Typescript
Physical description 21 Image/s captured
Maker Falconer, Douglas
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

Collection relating to the First World War service of Second Lieutenant Douglas Falconer, 15th Field Ambulance, Belgium, 23 - 28 September, 1917.

Wallet 1 of 1 - This collection consists of a short typescript narrative composed by Lieutenant Falconer describing the events of the Battle of Polygon Wood, during the Third Battle of Ypres, Belgium. He describes heavy artillery fire, the deaths of soldiers and officers, the establishment of command posts, the collection of men of other companies made 'strays' by the shelling, and his movements over the five day period from Chateau Segard into the front.

The collection also includes a duplicate copy of the narrative.