Circulars and orders of Alan Saunders

Scope and Content

Nigerian Police Force: circulars and orders of Alan Saunders, 1936-1937. Reproduced typescript.

Administrative / Biographical History

Major Alan Saunders, MC (1917), OBE (1932), was born in 1886. In 1906 he joined the Indian Police Force; his career was interrupted by the First World War during which he served in France, Flanders and Palestine (1914-1920) and was mentioned in despatches three times. After the war, Saunders returned to his career in the police, subsequently holding the posts of Deputy Inspector General of the Palestine Police Force (1926), Commissioner of the Nigerian Police Force (1936), and Inspector General of Police and Prisons in Palestine (November 1937).

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Collection level description created by Marion Lowman, Bodleian Library of Commonwealth and African Studies at Rhodes House.

Administrative/Biographical History compiled with reference to A Biographical Dictionary of the British Colonial Service 1939-1966 by A.H.M. Kirk-Greene (1991).

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Listed as no. 1397 in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

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