McDOWALL, William Crocket
Introduction
William Crocket McDOWALL
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1. Memoirs
Reference code: GB-0033-SAD
Title: McDOWALL, William Crocket
Dates of creation: 1982-1983
Extent: 1 file
Held by: Durham University Library, Archives and Special Collections
Created by: material relating to service in the Sudan
Language: English

William Crocket McDOWALL

(1917-)

1939-1943 A.D.C. Kassala
1943-1946 A.D.C. Equatoria
1946-1947 Police Magistrate, Khartoum
1947-1950 Deputy Legal Secretary in Advocate-General's Office
1951-1955 Judge of the High Court, Southern Circuit
1955 Retired from Sudan service


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1. Memoirs

Catalogue
1. Memoirs
SAD.815/8/1-30
1982-1983
Memoirs of the work and career of W.C. McDowall from 1939 to 1955. Subjects covered include background and application to the Sudan Political Service (815/8/3); first impressions of the Sudan (815/8/4-5); description of Kassala and his responsibilities there (815/8/5-6); wartime experiences, including the purchase of baggage camels in 1941 for the invasion of Abyssinia, responsibility for the Shukriyah and Lahawin nomads, and administrative work (815/8/7-15); postwar administrative work in Kassala (815/8/15); transfer to Equatoria, education in the south, trekking, and the "Zande experiment" in agriculture (815/8/16-20); secondment to the Legal Department, and the political background (815/8/20-22); the establishment of the Southern Circuit (815/8/22-26); retirement from the S.P.S. and subsequent career (815/8/26-27); Appendix: article by McDowall considering the relevance of English Law to the southern Sudan (815/8/28-30)