Diary of Alexander Jackson Cunningham, 1914-1916
Diary relating to the First World War service of Captain Alexander Jackson Cunningham, 2nd Field Company Engineers. In this diary, kept between 17 October 1914 and 4 July 1916, Cunningham describes his journey to Egypt and subsequent deployment to the Gallipoli peninsula. As an accompaniment to his technical diagrams and sketches included in this collection, Cunningham describes the daily work of the engineers of 2 Field Company (1 Division) in constructing trenches and fortifications. The diary concludes with the evacuation of ANZAC and Cunningham's subsequent transfer to the Western Front in France.