Kenny, W.D.
Introduction
William David Kenny
Arrangement

Catalogue
1. Official Papers
2. Diaries
3. Photographic Material
Reference code: GB-0033-SAD
Title: Kenny, W.D.
Dates of creation: 1915-1926
Extent: 1 file, 1 album
Held by: Durham University Library, Archives and Special Collections: Sudan Archive
Created by: material relating to service in the Sudan
Language: English

William David Kenny

(1882-1963)

1907-1925 Egyptian Army service
1907 Bimbashi, 2nd Battalion, Egyptian Army at Cairo
1908-1911 Bimbashi, 11th Sudanese, Egyptian Army serving in Omdurman, Bahr al-Ghazal and Upper Nile
1912 Deputy Assistant Adjutant General
1914 Assistant Adjutant General
1915-1917 A.D.C. to Sultan Husain Kamil
1915-1916 Service in Gallipoli as A.D.C. to Sir Ian Hamilton
1918 O.E.T.A.
1924-1926 Military Secretary to the Governor-General
1925 Transferred to the Sudan Defence Force


Arrangement

1. Official Papers
2. Diaries
3. Photographic Material

Provenance

Presented by Mrs A. Kenny, 1964

1. Official Papers
SAD.132/6/58-59
1915 Jan 7
Letter from Sir F.R. Wingate to W.D.K. concerning the latter's appointment as A.D.C. to the Sultan and in particular his new duties
SAD.132/6/60
1916 Jan 15
Copy telegram from the General Commander-in-Chief, Cairo to the Sirdar, Khartoum concerning the call-up of the Egyptian Army Reserves for transport duty, with reply
SAD.132/6/61-62
1918 Sep 23
Letter from M. Yacobson for the Jaffa Jewish Council to the Military Governor Jaffa, on leaving his post, thanking him for his assistance
2. Diaries
SAD.132/6/1-29
1915 May 11 - Jun 22
Diary of W.D.K. covering his service as A.D.C. to Sir Ian Hamilton during the Gallipoli campaign. Handwritten in pencil and divided into the following sections:
SAD.132/6/1-8
1915 May 11-19
Departure for Gallipoli (132/6/1); disembarkation and the view of the battlefield (132/6/1-3); journey to general headquarters with Compton Mackenzie, the novelist, on board a minesweeper and by chartered boat (132/6/3-6); rescue by torpedo boat; appointment as extra A.D.C. to the Commander-in-Chief (132/6/6); casualties of the battle (132/6/7); duties (132/6/7-8)
SAD.132/6/9-14
1915 May 21-26
Visit to Cape Atebe by torpedo boat; meeting with General Godley, commanding New Zealand contingent; negotiations with Turkish officer requesting an armistice to bury the dead (132/6/9-11); visit to shore with Sir Ian Hamilton to meet with General Gourand, the French general (132/6/11-12); Italy enters the war (132/6/12); arrival of King's messenger; armistice for 6 hours (132/6/13)
SAD.132/6/15-18
1915 May 27 - Jun 2
Sinking of the Majestic (132/6/15); decision to move the headquarters ashore (132/6/15); inspection of Australian and New Zealand positions; moved to within 500 yards of the Turkish trenches (132/6/16-17)
SAD.132/6/19-24
1915 Jun 3-11
Landed at Cap Helles with Sir Ian; bombardment of Turkish position, followed by infantry advance (132/6/19-21); return to Cap Helles with Sir Ian; visit to General Gourand, French G.O.C. (132/6/22-23); account of successes of submarine E11 near Constantinople (132/6/24)
SAD.132/6/25-29
1915 Jun 12-23
Visit to advanced trenches with Sir Ian (132/6/25-26); description of yacht purchased by the Admiralty for Admiral de Robeck (132/6/27-28); report on a French attack on the Turkish trenches (132/6/29)
SAD.132/6/30-57
1915 May 11 - Jun 19
Carbon copy of diary 132/6/1-29 above (incomplete)
3. Photographic Material
SAD.452/531/1-159
1926 Jan
Album of photographs of the opening of Sennar Dam by Lord Lloyd. The photographs have been entered in random order and have no captions but many match, or are similar to, photographs which appeared in The African World Special Sudan Number, (21 Jan 1926):
[on cover] W.D.K.
SAD.452/531/1
Party at Barakat ginning factory, Lady Lloyd and Sir Geoffry Archer in foreground
SAD.452/531/2
Lord Lloyd unveiling the memorial plaques on the dam
SAD.452/531/3
Group of men including W.D.K.
SAD.452/531/7-10
Lord Lloyd unveiling the memorial plaques on the dam
SAD.452/531/12-14
Water pouring through the dam
SAD.452/531/15-17
Bales of cotton stacked at the ginning factory, Barakat
SAD.452/531/18-19
Lord Lloyd at Barakat
SAD.452/531/20-21
Meeting the special train at Sennar
SAD.452/531/22
Lord Lloyd and Sir Geoffry Archer
SAD.452/531/23
Rt. Rev. L.H. Gwynne Bishop of Egypt and the Sudan and the Grand Mufti of the Sudan
SAD.452/531/24-27
Crowd in the grandstand
SAD.452/531/28-29
Crowd opposite the grandstand
SAD.452/531/30-37
Sennar dam, including the commemorative plaques
SAD.452/531/38-45
The official reception and investiture at the Palace, Khartoum
SAD.452/531/46-49
Lord Lloyd and party at the ginning factory, Barakat
SAD.452/531/50-53
Guests seated
SAD.452/531/54-57,68
Large photographs of Lord Lloyd's party, showing speeches being made by the Mufti, Sir Isma`il Sirri Pasha, Lord Lloyd and Sir Geoffry Archer. W.D.K. standing at rear
SAD.452/531/58-61
The unveiling ceremony
SAD.452/531/64-75
The official reception and investiture at the Palace, Khartoum
SAD.452/531/76-77
Guard of honour
SAD.452/531/78-79
Lord Lloyd arriving by special train at Sennar
SAD.452/531/80
Lord Lloyd at Barakat
SAD.452/531/81
Cotton bales
SAD.452/531/82-85
Speeches at Barakat
SAD.452/531/86-87
Sir Geoffry Archer
SAD.452/531/88,90,92
Inspecting the troops
SAD.452/531/89
Group of officers including W.D.K.
SAD.452/531/91
Lord Lloyd arriving by special train
SAD.452/531/93-96
Crowds opposite the grandstand
SAD.452/531/97-100
Guests walking through archway, Egyptian and British flags flying
SAD.452/531/101
Investiture ceremony
SAD.452/531/102
Guests arriving by train
SAD.452/531/103
The unveiling ceremony at the dam
SAD.452/531/104-106
Crowds opposite the grandstand
SAD.452/531/107
Speech by the Mufti
SAD.452/531/108
Sir Geoffry Archer
SAD.452/531/109
Crowd opposite the grandstand
SAD.452/531/111
Guests standing by the train
SAD.452/531/112
View of the river
SAD.452/531/113
Sir F. Eckstein? (photograph not taken in the Sudan)
SAD.452/531/114
Lord Lloyd decorating a shaikh
SAD.452/531/115
Lord Lloyd greeting Sudanese notables
SAD.452/531/116
Special train at Sennar
SAD.452/531/117
Lord Lloyd making a speech at Barakat
SAD.452/531/118
Lord Lloyd arriving by car, guard of honour in background
SAD.452/531/119
Lord Lloyd meeting Sudanese shaikh
SAD.452/531/120
Sir Geoffry Archer
SAD.452/531/121
Lord Lloyd delivering a speech
SAD.452/531/122
Bishop Gwynne and the Mufti consecrating the dam
SAD.452/531/123
Arrival of the party for the unveiling ceremony
SAD.452/531/124-125
Sir Geoffry Archer with Sudanese shaikhs
SAD.452/531/127
Bishop Gwynne and the Mufti
SAD.452/531/130
Sudan Railways train
SAD.452/531/131
Guard of honour
SAD.452/531/132
Lord Lloyd arriving by car before guard of honour
SAD.452/531/133
Packing seed cotton
SAD.452/531/134,137
Bishop Gwynne consecrating the dam
SAD.452/531/135-136; 452/531/144
Crowds of onlookers
SAD.452/531/138
Lord Lloyd's party arriving by car at Barakat
SAD.452/531/139
View across the top of the dam
SAD.452/531/141
Lord Lloyd arriving by car at the dam
SAD.452/531/142-143
Sir Geoffry Archer and Lord Lloyd at the investiture
SAD.452/531/145
Inside the ginning factory at Barakat
SAD.452/531/146
Lord Lloyd with official car
SAD.452/531/147,156
Inspecting the troops
SAD.452/531/148
Leaving on the special train, Sir Geoffry Archer on the platform
SAD.452/531/149
Workers with cotton bales at the ginning factory
SAD.452/531/150,154
Sir Geoffry Archer with shaikhs
SAD.452/531/151
The Mufti consecrating the dam
SAD.452/531/152
Lord Lloyd delivering a speech
SAD.452/531/153
Sir Geoffry Archer
SAD.452/531/155
British and Egyptian flags flying above the dam
SAD.452/531/157
Stables
SAD.452/531/158
Racecourse
SAD.452/531/159
Sudan Government Railways train