British officer served with 1/4th Bn Somerset Light Infantry in Mesopotamia, 1915-1916; captured after fall of Kut and POW in Mesopotamia and Turkey, 1916-1919
REEL 1: Enlistment with 1/4th Bn Somerset Light Infantry, 9/1912; story of being drafted to Mesopotamia 5/1915. Aspects of operations with 1/4th Bn Somerset Light Infantry in Mesopotamia, 1915-1916: summary of operations in Amara area, 5-9/1915; 15;casualties; description of retreat to Kut; conditions in garrison in Kut; description of engagement with Turkish troops, 12/1915; story of meeting with Turkish officer; memory of meeting General Townsend; further comments on conditions in Kut; problem of lack of food and disease; memory of village nicknamed 'liquorice factory'; surrender of garrison at Kut and taken prisoner by Turks, 4/1916. Aspects of period as POW in Mesopotamia and Turkey, 4/1916-1/1919: officers separated from other ranks and taken to POW camp in Baghdad; description of conditions in various officers' POW camps in Turkey; accommodation; opinion of treatment by Turks; repatriated, 1/1919.
REEL 2 Continues: Summary of military service during Second World War.