British officer served with British Army in India and with 37th Indian Bde 14th Indian Div in Mesopotamia, 1914-1918
REEL 1: Background in Chilcompton, Somerset, GB: various memories of men from Chilcompton area served on Western Front; family; education; enlisted with Territorial Army, 4/1914; commissioned; in camp at outbreak of war, 8/1914. Aspects of operations as officer with British Army in India, 1914-1916: arrived in India, Nov/1914; description of daily routine and duties including garrison duties at cordite factory; guard duties at fort in Peshawar; posted to 37th Indian Bde, Mesopotamia, 1916. Aspects of operations with 37th Indian Bde 14th Indian Div in Mesopotamia, 1916-1918 description of role in operations to relive siege of Kut, 27/Feb/1916
REEL 2 Continues: casualties; summary of movements in Mesopotamia; story of officer killed at Golden Temple; guard duties; fortified position; promoted to captain, 6/1916; attitude to posting in India; climate; use of miners to dig trenches; duties in GB at outbreak of war guarding Saltash bridge; relations with other ranks; sporting activities; memories of Armistice celebrations in Baghdad, 11/11/1918; returned to GB and demobilisation; post-war life and employment.