Sir Kenneth O'Connor papers

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Manuscript letter to his mother, with 26 photographs (4 December 1917, nd); 24 manuscript letters to his mother and father (8 January 1917-12 November 1918); Telegram (22 January 1917); Post Office form regarding letters and parcels for Mesopotamian Expeditionary Force and East African Expeditionary Force (December 1916); 2 copies of typescript recollections relating to the Battle of Shargat, Northern Mesopotamia, 26 October 1918 (nd); Typed transcript of an interview recorded with Peter Liddle (July 1977).

Administrative / Biographical History

Sir Kenneth Kennedy O'Connor was born in India in 1896, educated in Ireland, and trained at Sandhurst. As a 2nd Lieutenant, 14th Battalion, The Sikh Regiment, he served in India and Mesopotamia. He was mentioned in despatches and awarded the MC (Military Cross).

Conditions Governing Access

Access is unrestricted.

Note

In English.

Other Finding Aids

Alternative Form Available

Microfilmed.

Related Material

Tapes 459 and 455: interview recorded with Peter Liddle in July 1977.