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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).
Nigerian Police Force: circulars and orders of Alan Saunders, 1936-1937. Reproduced typescript.
Deposited with the Oxford Development Records Project.Immediate Source of Acquisition
The collection was transferred to the library from the Oxford Development Records Project.Access Conditions
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Listed as no. 1397 in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).
Saunders | Alan | b 1886 | Police Officer India, Nigeria and Palestine
Great Britain | Colonies | India
Great Britain | Colonies | Nigeria
Great Britain | Colonies | Palestine