Cunningham, Charles S, (Major)

Unit Australian Army Postal Corps
Places
Accession Number PR91/131
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 6 folders
Object type Diary, Letters, Newspaper cutting, Photograph
Maker Cunningham, Charles S
Date made 1894-1917
Access Open
Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room. AWM371 91/0662
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Description

Records collected by Major Cunningham during his service as Director of Postal Services, Cairo 1915-1917. Item (1) diary with correspondence and notes relating to his files concerns the administration of the postal service and the personalities and problems in Cairo. Item (2) and (3) files of correspondence and clippings kept by Cunningham concern complaints about the burning and non receipt of letters, the transmission of parcels, appreciative correspondence, historical matters and records largely relating to the inquiry into the Army mail system. Item (4) cables sent to Cunningham by General Monash. Item (5) photograph album includes photographs of the Australian Base Post Office and staff at Cairo. Item (6) news clippings relating to the mail system 1894 to 1917.