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Major accessions to repositories in 2004 relating to Military History


Ayrshire Archives

  • Ardrossan Artillery Corps: minute book 1860-1878 (Accession 1012)
  • Ayrshire Volunteer Artillery: minute book 1878-1880 (Accession 1020)
  • Saltcoats and Stevenston Volunteer Rifle Corps: minutes 1860-1866 (Accession 1011)

Barnsley Archive and Local Studies Department

  • Norman Ellis, private: diary rel to military career 1941-1945 (A/3059/W)
  • Tom Hicks, sapper: diary as prisoner of war in Germany 1944-45 (A/3060/W)

Bristol Record Office

  • C J Bromhead of Bristol: diaries, personal papers and photographs, chiefly rel to 11th Battalion Home Guard, Gloucestershire Regiment, Second World War. 1909-1979 (42421)
  • R C G Dicks, soldier, Gloucestershire Regiment: personal papers 1914-1947 (42601)
  • Fred Hoskins, soldier, of Bedminster: memoirs of first world war (42565)

Centre for Buckinghamshire Studies

  • Buckinghamshire Military Museum Trust: misc photographs, scrapbooks and documents 1900-69 (AR 87/2004)

Centre for Kentish Studies

  • 20th Battalion (Sevenoaks) Home Guard: records 1940-44 (U3696)

Cumbria Record Office, Carlisle Headquarters

  • Burma Star Association: Carlisle and District branch: minute books and misc records 1972-2002 (DSO 244)

Derbyshire Record Office

  • George Maunsell, soldier and writer: correspondence c1880-1938 (D3287/20/8-12,14-19)
  • Derbyshire Imperial Yeomanry: roll of honour relating to Boer War 1902 (D6160)

Durham County Record Office

  • Durham Light Infantry (68/106th Regiments): additional records 20th cent (D/DLI)

East Kent Archives Centre

  • Volume of documents rel to Lydd militia, collected by a Captain Finn 1784-1825 (LY/15/8/1 EK2004/23)

Essex Record Office

  • William Appleton, soldier, of Maldon: papers rel to army service 1806-1826 (D/DU 2219)
  • Witham Home Guard: letters and papers 1942-1944 (D/DU 1394)

Essex Record Office, Colchester and North-East Essex Branch

  • George Gear, gunner, Royal Artillery: army paybook 1886-94, certificates 1894, 1898 1886-1898 (D/DJ)

Flintshire Record Office

  • Basil Heaton, Lieutenant, 86th (Hertfordshire Yeomanry) Field Regiment RA: personal recollections of Major Basil Heaton as a Lieutenant on D-Day, 6 June 1944 1944 (D/HE)

Gloucestershire Record Office

  • H G Collins, soldier of Gloucester: account of service with the Royal Gloucestershire Hussars 1914-1959 (D9845)
  • Arthur Mentor Davies of Newent: personal papers concerning service in First World war 1913-1923 (D10091)

Gwent Record Office

  • Percy Humphreys, prisoner of war: letters to family from prisoner of war camp in Zerbst, Germany 1918

Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies

  • Private R Henry, 1st Bn, Hertfordshire Regiment: diary and postcards 1914-15, photograph album 1914-19 1914-1919 (Acc 4081)
  • Hertfordshire Yeomanry (addnl): letters rel to the service of Captain Robert C Falconer in Egypt, India and Palestine 1914-1919 (Acc 4051)

Hillingdon Local Studies and Archives

  • William Herbert of Uxbridge, soldier: personal documents and military papers 1891-1924 (ADB/04/02)

Lancashire Record Office

  • Francis Nicholas Blundell, MP: diaries and papers rel to wartime service 1914-1918 (DDBL acc 9690)

Liverpool Record Office

  • Association of Jewish Ex-Servicemen and Women: Merseyside branch: additional records incl photographs (Acc 5901)

Medway Archives and Local Studies Centre

  • Flight Lt Kenneth Thomas Davies, pilot: service records, personal and family corresp and papers, incl material rel to wartime service, membership of Guild of Air Pilots and Navigators and of the Darjeeling Gymkhana Club 1944-68 (DE971)
  • D (Cliffe) Co, 14th Battalion Kent Home Guard: accounts and corresp rel to Victory Fund, Salute the Soldier Week and Cliffe Village Hall 1944-45 (P94/PC)

Norfolk Record Office

  • Sidney Moore of Norwich, 3rd Bn Norfolk Home Guard: papers 1915-1946 (MC 2283)

North East Lincolnshire Archives

  • Thomas John Gale, private, 10th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment: personal military papers, incl letters home from the Western Front 1914-16 (1216)

Nottinghamshire Archives

  • Sherwood Foresters Association: additional records 1936-2000 (6584)

Southwark Local Studies Library

  • Queen's Royal West Surrey Regiment: 1st London Cadet Battalion enrolment registers, A and B Companies 1931-1955

Surrey History Centre

  • Harry Appleton Lee, 2/22nd (County of London) Battalion, Queen's London Regiment: transcript of diaries wth explanatory notes 1916-17, 2004 (7502add)

The Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland

  • C N Ware, clergyman: letters to Miss Winifred Wilkinson of experiences with British Expeditionary Force 1914-1917 (DE6704)
  • Frederick Cecil Wareing, soldier, 1/5 Leicestershire Regiment (fl 1939-45): prisoner of war letters 1939-45 (DE6652)
  • Royal Leicestershire Regiment (17th Foot): citations for the DCM [copy] 1914-20 (DE6644)
  • Royal Leicestershire Regiment (17th Foot): records of captain J D Berry of 1/5 and 2/5 battalions 1940-44 (DE6568)
  • Thomas Crawcour, soldier: memoirs of Royal Artillery service and as a prisoner-of-war 1939-45 (DE6700)

Trafford Local Studies

  • 2nd Battalion Lancashire Volunteer Regiment: corresp (TBC 376, TBC 377)
  • Stretford Volunteer Defence Corps: corresp (TBC375)

Tyne and Wear Archives Service

  • GS Adamson, naval armaments designer: workbook rel to research on gun mountings for Vickers Armstrong 1921-38 (DX1126)

Warwickshire County Record Office

  • Michell family of Rugby: notebooks rel to nursing in field hospital during First World War and misc papers c1915-1930 (CR3920)

West Glamorgan Archive Service

  • William Horace Martin, Private, Royal Army Medical Corps: papers and photographs 1915-1932


British Library, Asia, Pacific and Africa Collections (previously Oriental and India Office Library)

  • Isaac Henley Handscomb, Lieutenant Colonel: military letters and papers 1852-1853 (Mss Eur F505)
  • Eric Wilfrid Langlands, Brigadier: three fragmentary memoirs 'Waziristan 1921-22', 'Mutiny in the Himalaya' and 'A Gurkha in Rajputana' 1921-1935 (Mss Eur F517)
  • John Frederick Arthur Mason, Major: account, Royal Indian Army Service Corps School, Kabul 1942 (0405/16)
  • Charles William Thompson, soldier: copy typescript diary of a march from Kirkee to Meerut 1845-1846 (Mss Eur F512)

National Army Museum, Department of Archives Photographs Film and Sound

  • Sir William Maynard Gomm, Field Marshal: personal and family papers 1770-1865 (2004-07-18)
  • Sir Malcolm Murray, Lieutenant Colonel: diaries and corresp 1888-1930 (2004-09-143)
  • Sir Charles Knight Pearson, Lieutenant General: papers 1856-1895 (2004-03-73)
  • Sir George Henry Smith Willis, General: letters from the Crimea 1854-1856 (2004-10-168)


Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine

  • John Cairns, male nurse RAMC: papers 1926-1950 (MSS 8139)
  • Dominique Jean Larrey, Baron Larrey, surgeon: letter to his wife from Moscow 1812 (MS 8164)


King's College London: Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives

  • Archibald Alison, 2nd Baronet, General: corresp rel to military career and campaigns 1851-1919
  • Sir Napier Crookenden, Lieutenant General: additional papers rel to post war career and family papers 1939-1982
  • Albert Henry Lingen, Captain: reports corresp and papers rel to service with Special Forces 1943-1946
  • Sir Stuart Richard Newman, Colonel: copy papers rel to military career 1939-1994
  • Peter Carlton Oldfield, Major: papers rel to military career 1911-2002
  • David Stuart Gilbert-Smith, Major: letters home from service in Korea 1952-1953

Sheffield University Library

  • Alphaeus Abbott Casey, soldier: diary rel to service in Sheffield, Egypt and France 1915-1916 (MS 312)
  • Lydia Manley Henry, medical practitioner: papers rel to her period as a medical student and work in France during World War I (MS 110)