Tom Osmond papers

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 206 Liddle Collection MES 075
  • Dates of Creation
  • Name of Creator
  • Language of Material
      English German
  • Physical Description
      1 file; manuscript, typescript, and printed material (partly photocopy). Includes a German telegram.

Scope and Content

3 diaries, with summary notes (March 1915-October 1918); Manuscript recollections, with summary notes (nd); Photocopy of German telegram, 7 August 1914, with covering letter from B.E.T. Herbert (nd); Reprinted extract "Captivity After Kut: My Experiences in the Hands of the Turks" by Private Laurence Eyres (22-24 January 1919); Typed transcript of an interview recorded with Peter Liddle (July 1976).

Administrative / Biographical History

Tom Osmond was born at Thorpe-le-Soken, Essex, in 1884 and educated at Emmanuel College, Cambridge. As a Captain, RAMC (Royal Army Medical Corps), attached to Norfolk Regiment, he served in India and Mesopotamia. He was held POW (Prisoner of War) after the Siege of Kut. Later he became a Colonel.

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In English, but with a little German.

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Related Material

Tapes 376 and 389: interview recorded with Peter Liddle in July 1976.