Diary of Alexander Jackson Cunningham, 1916

Accession Number RCDIG0000918
Collection number 3DRL/3070
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type File
Item count 1
Object type Diary
Physical description 30 Image/s captured
Maker Cunningham, Alexander Jackson
Place made United Kingdom: England, Western Front
Date made 1916
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
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Diary relating to the First World War service of Captain Alexander Jackson Cunningham, 2nd Field Company Engineers. In this diary, kept between 4 July 1916 and 1 October 1916, Cunningham describes many locations on the Western Front, in particular those of Pozieres and the Ypres salient, and recalls the Battle of Pozieres. As an accompaniment to his technical diagrams and sketches included in this collection, Cunningham describes the daily work of the engineers of 2nd Field Company (1 Division) in constructing trenches and fortifications. The diary concludes with his leave to London.