Parry-Okeden, William Nugent DSO MID (Lieutenant-Colonel, b.1910 - d.1982)

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Accession Number PR00321
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 4 items
Object type Diary, Copy
Maker Parry-Okeden, William Nugent Fitzmaurice
Date made 1942-1945
Access Open with exceptions
Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room. AWM371 93/0225
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Description

Collection relating to the service of Lieutenant-Colonel William Parry-Okeden. The collection consists of photocopied diaries describing active service in New Guinea, training in Australia, and a lecture tour of India. Comments on American forces, British officers, Australian command, and the high esteem he had for Australian troops. Includes detailed descriptions of several campaigns, and evidences the writer's feelings about numerous aspects of the war from a fighting commander's perspective.