Reports, photocopies of signal books and diaries, and a printed pamphlet onthe coastwatchers of Choiseul in the Solomon Islands during World War Two,1942-1944.
Papers of Sir Alexander Waddell
- This material is held at
- ReferenceGB 161 MSS. Pac. s. 123
- Dates of Creation1942-1944
- Language of MaterialEnglish.
- Physical Description2 files
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Administrative / Biographical History
Sir Alexander (Nicol Anton) Waddell (1913-1999) entered the Colonial AdministrativeService in 1937 as a cadet, rising to the rank of Acting Resident Commissioner,British Solomon Islands, 1945. During World War Two his posts included aperiod on naval serviceas a coastwatcher, 1942-1944. He joined the Malayan Civil Service in 1946,holding the posts of Principal Assistant Secretary and Acting Deputy ChiefSecretary, 1947-1952. He was Colonial Secretary, Gambia, 1952-1956. He servedin Sierra Leone as Colonial Secretary, 1956-1958 and Deputy Governor, 1958-1960.From 1960 to 1963 he was Governor and Commander-in-Chief, Sarawak. He wasUnited Kingdom Commissioner, British Phosphate Commissioners, 1965-1977, and amember of the Panel of Independent Inspectors, Department of the Environment,1979-1985. In 1949 he married Jean Margot Lesbia Masters.
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