Falconer, Douglas (Lieutenant, b.1886 - d.1949)

Accession Number 2DRL/0524
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 2 ITEMS
Object type Papers, Typescript
Maker Falconer, Douglas
Access Open
Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room. AWM93 12/5/225
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Copying Provisions Copying permitted subject to physical condition

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.