FORBES, Walter Arthur Hastings
Introduction
Forbes, Walter Arthur Hastings
Arrangement

Catalogue
1. Memoirs
2. Photographic Material
3. Maps
4. Newspaper Cuttings
Printed material
Reference code: GB-0033-SAD
Title: FORBES, Walter Arthur Hastings
Dates of creation: 1938-1979
Extent: 2 files
Held by: Durham University Library, Archives and Special Collections
Created by: material relating to service in the Sudan
Language: English

Forbes, Walter Arthur Hastings

(1905-1987)

1932-1936 Bimbashi, Equatorial Corps, Sudan Defence Force
1936-1938 Bimbashi, Western Arab Corps, Sudan Defence Force
1938 A.D.C., Malakal, Upper Nile Province
1939-1941 A.D.C., Bor, Upper Nile Province
1941-1945 Kaimakam and Miralai, Western Arab Corps, Sudan Defence Force
1945-1947? Assistant Game Warden, Game Preservation Branch, Civil Secretary's Office
1948?-1953 Game Warden, Game Preservation Branch, Civil Secretary's Office
1954 Game Warden, Game Preservation Branch, Ministry of the Interior
1955 Director, Game and Fisheries Department, Ministry of Animal Resources
1955 Retired from the Sudan


Arrangement

1. Memoirs
2. Photographic Material
3. Maps
4. Newspaper Cuttings
5. Printed Material

Catalogue
1. Memoirs
SAD.863/3/1-45
1979
Transcript of interview with W.A.H. Forbes by Dr. D.H. Johnson for the Oxford Development Records Project concerning the British officers and the Sudanese soldiers of the Sudan Defence Force. The interview covers, not in strict chronological order, the phases of Forbes's career:
SAD.863/3/3-5
1905-1932
Forbes's family background, education and early military career in China, Egypt and India
SAD.863/3/5-7
1932
Joining the Sudan Defence Force and first impressions of the Sudan
SAD.863/3/8-25
1932-1936
The Equatorial Corps: first impressions, recruitment, uniforms, equipment, duties, routine, local porters, languages, discipline, witchcraft and religion, medicine, recreation, rations, soldiers' families, promotion, veterans, leave arrangements, etc.
SAD.863/3/25-35
1936-1938
The Western Arab Corps: differences from the "Equats", uniform, training, equipment, duties, routine, discipline, recruitment, literacy, recreation, religion, marriage, pay, promotion, type of horses used, etc.
SAD.863/3/35-37
1941-1945
War service: Forbes's promotion and duties, and the equipment and recruitment of the soldiers under his command
SAD.863/3/37-45
1938-1941
Forbes's period in the Sudan Political Service: joining the S.P.S., duties of the Sudanese clerks and police, taxes, tribal disputes, relations with local chiefs, medicine and health, the presence of Northerners in the south and the Southern Policy, and Forbes's predecessors in the region
2. Photographic Material
856/1/1-29
[1938-1955]
Photographs of wildlife and fishing
856/1/1
The Nile at Nimule
856/1/2-5
Fishing scenes
856/1/6-11
Giraffes
856/1/12-14
Elephants
856/1/15-18
Rhinoceroses
856/1/19
Zebras
856/1/20
Gazelles fighting
856/1/21-25
Lions
856/1/26
Bushpig
856/1/27
Giant Eland
856/1/28-29
Antelope
3. Maps
SAD.863/3/47 [MP]
1967
Map of the Sudan showing distribution of game
scale:   5cm to 400km
Size: 24 x 29 cm
4. Newspaper Cuttings
SAD.863/3/46
1948 Nov 5
“Game animals of the southern Sudan” by Forbes, from Country Life
Printed material
Durham University Library Printed material deposited with collection; now integrated into library and catalogued on OPAC. Happold, D.C.D., “The future for wildlife in the Sudan” (repr. from Oryx. Journal of the Fauna Preservation Society, Dec. 1966 v.8 no.6)
Sudan Game and Fisheries Dept: A guide to hunting in the Sudan (Khartoum, 1955)
Sudan Game and Fisheries Dept: The preservation of wild animals ordinance and regulations, 1935 (amended up to 30 Nov 1960) (Khartoum, 1960)
Sudan Game Preservation Branch: Annual report, 1950-51 (Khartoum, 1951)
Sudan Game Preservation Branch: News Letter (Khartoum?, Sep 1948)
Sudan Game Preservation Branch: Sudan wildlife and sport v.1 nos.3-4, v.2 nos.1-4, v.3 pt.1, v.4 pt.2 (8v) (Khartoum, Jun 1950-Dec 1953