Henry Rich papers

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      GB 206 Liddle Collection MES 086
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  • Physical Description
      1 file; manuscript, typescript, photographs, a postcard, a press cutting, and printed material (partly photocopy). Includes 3 maps.

Scope and Content

Typescript recollections 'Personal Recollections of the Mesopotamian Campaign' (nd); Typescript recollections 'Recollections of the Siege of Kut' (nd); 3 maps relating to the Siege of Kut and the defence of Woolpress village (nd); Photocopied extract 'A Gallant Turk in Defeat' by Edgar Stern-Rubarth (nd); ca. 50 manuscript and typescript letters and questionnaire answers from fellow POW (Prisoner of War) officers (1970-1971); 5 large photographs (1915-1916); Cast list for Yuzgad POW (Prisoner of War) Camp production of The Taming of the Shrew (nd); Photocopied extract from Regimental History "The Siege of Kut-al-Amara" (nd); Typescript recollections 'Background to Mesopotamia' (nd); 72 photographs (1914-1961); Typescript recollections 'Kut to Anatolia as Officer POW' (nd); Typescript letter from Kut Garrison Dinner Club [1964]; Press cutting "The Siege of Kut; Memories of Twenty Years Ago" by E.H. Keeling [29 April 1936]; Turkish Red Crescent postcard to Mrs J. Bouch (nd); Typed transcript of an interview recorded with Peter Liddle (June 1973).

Administrative / Biographical History

Henry Hampden Rich was born in Mauritius in 1891, educated at Aldenham School, and trained at Sandhurst. As a Lieutenant, 120th Rajputana Rifles, he served in Mesopotamia and later in India. He was held POW (Prisoner of War) after the Siege of Kut-el-Amara. Later he became a Major General.

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In English.

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Related Material

Tapes 54-56, 89 and 171: interview recorded with Peter Liddle. See also MES 084: Photographs: Item 6.