Franks, G.M.
George McKenzie Franks

1. Personal Papers
Reference code: GB-0033-SAD
Title: Franks, G.M.
Dates of creation: 1898-1899
Extent: 1 file
Held by: Durham University Library, Archives and Special Collections: Sudan Archive
Created by: material relating to service in the Sudan
Language: English

George McKenzie Franks


1887 Royal Artillery
1894-1895 Service in Waziristan
1897-1898 Service in N.W. Frontier, India
1898-1899 Nile expeditions
1914-1918 European war
1918-1920 Inspector General of Artillery, Great Britain
1920-1922 President Allied Sub-Commission of Organisation in Turkey
1924-1925 Commander Kohat District
1925-1928 G.O.C. Meerut District, India
1928 Retired


1. Personal Papers


Presented by Franks, 1958

1. Personal Papers
1898 Apr 9 - 1899 Nov 28
Letters home from Franks describing the Battle of the Atbara; gunboat reconnaissance up the Nile to the Shibluka cataract, with a description of Metemmeh; the Battle of Omdurman; operations in Kordofan, ending with the death of the Khalifah in the fight at El Gedid
(Typed copies with additional explanations by G.M.F.)