Albert George Byles World War I Diary Vertical File Manuscript | Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center
Scope and Contents: Three annual pocket diaries covering the years 1916-1918. Brief daily entries describe daily routine as sapper, 207th Field Company, Royal Engineers, detailed to the Western Front in France. Duties centered on trench construction and maintenance. Beginning in June, 1917, long illness prevented Byles returning to trench duty. Entries describe convalescence and return to light duty in England.