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).
Sir Kenneth O'Connor papers
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- ReferenceGB 206 Liddle Collection MES 074
- Dates of Creation1916-1977
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- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description1 file; manuscript, typescript, photographs, and printed material. Includes a telegram and a Post Office form.
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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).
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Mesopotamia catalogue (hard copy) http://www.leeds.ac.uk/library/spcoll/liddle/index.htm
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