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Crocker, Herbert Edmund, 1877 - 1962 (Lieutenant-Colonel)


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Diary of military operations in Iraq, 1917-08-18 - 1918-02-23

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 63/1
Scope and Contents The diary begins with Crocker's battalion camped on the River Diyala, defending the perimeter of Windiyeh, to the northwest of Baghdad. There is a sketch map indicating this position on page 1a. The entries record Crocker's daily activities as commanding officer, inspecting company positions, overseeing the preparation of new defensive lines and training his men. There are brief references to contact with local sheikhs and an account of Crocker's trip to Baghdad on leave in early October...
Dates: 1917-08-18 - 1918-02-23
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