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Major accessions to repositories in 2006 relating to Military History


Bath and North East Somerset Record Office

  • Dennis Randal Whiting, army officer: papers rel to North Somerset Yeomanry incl Second World War service papers 1935-1953 (Acc 670)

Bexley Local Studies and Archive Centre

  • John Bennett Underwood: military papers 1939-1945 (PE/UDW)

Bristol Record Office

  • Boyhood recollections of Bedminster, Bristol, and poem 'Bemmy at War' by Donald Edwin Williams 1939-1945 (43075)
  • Home front diary of R Goldby of the British Aeroplane Company (43190)

Centre for Buckinghamshire Studies

  • 10th Bucks Battalion Home Guard: records incl reports of activities at Iver, Night Section reports (1944) and notes on officers' duties 1941-44 (TA)

Centre for Kentish Studies

  • Queen's Own (Royal West Kent) Regiment (50/97th Regiments): additional magazines and photographs 1878-1990 (Acc7233)

Derbyshire Record Office

  • Lance Corporal William Bertram Weston, King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry: diary rel to war service in Belgium and Northern France 1915-1917 (D6605)

Dumfries and Galloway Archives

  • George D Crosbie: wartime diaries and corresp incl service in North Africa and France 1941-50 (GGD588)

East Sussex Record Office

  • Charles Burtenshaw, soldier: letters to his wife Louisa whilst on active service in the United Kingdom, North Africa and Italy 1942-44 (ACC 9576)

Flintshire Record Office

  • Kenneth Brooks Somerville, clergyman: papers rel to ministry in the diocese of Chester, and service as a naval chaplain during the Second World War c1920-1945 (P/21)

Gloucestershire Archives

  • Harry Allen: personal papers incl service records Royal Garrison Artillery 1909-1921 1909-1965 (D10450)

Hampshire Record Office

  • George Clarke, soldier: copies of letters written to his wife at Havant, while serving in Crimean War 1854-55 (COPY/827)
  • Jean Gadsden, WRNS: copy reminiscence of build-up to D-Day 1944 (COPY/836)
  • Eastleigh Military Hospital: autograph book signed by patients c1912-22 (68A06)
  • Swanmore Invasion Committee: records c1939-45 (161A06)

Hillingdon Local Studies and Archives

  • Lt-Colonel Hutchinson: batman's diary 1930s (ADB/06/73)

Huntingdonshire Archives

  • Ramsey Air Raid Precautions: records 1937-1945 (Accession 5158)

Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland, Record Office for

  • William Z Beattie, airman: album of photographs taken during his service with RAF in India 1944-1945 (DE6981)
  • Herbert Goates, farmer and special constable: diaries and personal papers incl Rodney Goate's diaries of service with the Royal Army Service Corps 1943-1972 (DE7101)
  • James Samuel Meadows, soldier: diaries and personal papers incl Royal Army Service Corps service and pay book (1940-1945) 1937-2000 (DE7100)

North Devon Record Office

  • WE Bond of Barnstaple: pilot training manuals and exercise books 1939-1944 (B857)

Oldham Local Studies & Archives

  • Joseph Lord, 2nd Life Guards: corresp 1815 (acc 2006-046)
  • Manchester Regiment (63rd/96th Regiments): war diary of the 10th Battalion kept by Captain AG Wynne, together with volume of newspaper cuttings rel to battalion c1914-1920 (acc 2006-009)

Pembrokeshire Record Office

  • Royal Naval Armaments Depot, Trecwn: register of employees 1941-1956 (HDX/1487)

Portsmouth Museums and Records Service

  • Patrick Kelleher, petty officer: corresp with his wife Marie in Portsmouth 1935-46 (X/2586A)

Powys County Archives Office

  • David Jones, of Machynlleth: typescript memoir of his first months in the 7th Battalion, Royal Welch Fusiliers 1914 (M/X/172)

Somerset Record Office

  • Somerset Light Infantry (Prince Albert's) (13th Foot): additional papers 1842-2006 (DD\SLI)

Suffolk Record Office, Bury St Edmunds Branch

  • The Suffolk Regiment (addnl): registers 1894-1946, soldier's diary 1915-16 and photographs and papers 20th cent 1894-20th cent (GB554)

Suffolk Record Office, Ipswich Branch

  • Ipswich Home Guard: corresp and photographs c1941-1945 (K814)

Surrey History Centre

  • East Surrey Regiment: Second World War gallantry awards index 1940-46 (7791)
  • East Surrey Regiment: additional papers of individuals who served with the regiment (7502add)
  • Queen's Royal West Surrey Regiment: Second World War gallantry awards index 1940-46 (7791)

Tameside Local Studies and Archives

  • Manchester Regiment (63/96th Regiments): papers rel to soldiers serving in regiment, inc personal papers, corresp, pay books, biographical notes and diary transcripts, biographical listings of servicemen compiled by The Metropolitan-Vickers Electrical Co. Ltd and Manchester Grammar School, photograph albums c1880-2006 (MR4)

Tyne and Wear Archives Service

  • Joseph Wallace Black, tailor and watercolour painter: lectures and writings, papers rel to the First World War, sketchbooks, photographs 1900-32 (DF.JWB)

West Yorkshire Archive Service, Leeds

  • Amy Gatenby Beaumont, air raid warden: records 1916-1945 (WYAS3008)

Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre

  • Royal Wiltshire Yeomanry Cavalry: additional official and personal papers 1794-1995 (3560)


British Library, Manuscript Collections

  • Admiral Roger John Brownlow Keyes, 1st Baron Keyes: papers and corresp 1885-1967 (Add 82373-82578)
  • Admiral Roger John Brownlow Keyes, 1st Baron Keyes: additional papers and corresp 20th cent (Add 82580 A, B)

National Army Museum, Department of Archives Photographs Film and Sound

  • Lt-Colonel Sir John Campbell, 4th Portuguese Cavalry: letters, accounts and diaries 1809-15
  • Lt-General Sir Henry Hugh Clifford: corresp while serving in Cape Colony 1848-54
  • General Sir Stanley De Burgh Edwardes: additional corresp and papers, incl reports, memoranda, plans on military campaigns in Abyssinia and Afghanistan 1868-1914
  • Major General Sir John Francis Burn-Murdoch: diaries kept in South Africa 1899-1904

National Library of Scotland, Manuscript Collections

  • Cathcart family, Earls Cathcart: papers, incl the papers of General Sir George Cathcart 1387-1905 (Acc.12686)

National Maritime Museum: The Caird Library, Manuscripts Section

  • Lt Harold Charrington: signal log of HMS Minotaur 1870 (X2002.015)
  • John Eastman, midshipman: log kept on board HMS Temeraire, incl the battle of Trafalgar 1805 (LOG/N/T/16)
  • Frank Fauwell: log book kept on board HMS Forte and HMS Duke of Wellington 1869-1872 (LOG/N/D/13)
  • Admiral Arthur Lysaght: letters 19th Cent (X2003.015)
  • William Mason: journal as a survivor of HMS Magaera 1871 (REG05/000294)
  • Admiral William Henry Maxwell (1840-1920): memoirs c1900-1920 (X2003.034)
  • Susannah Maria Middleton: letters written to her sister Mary Martin Leake from the naval yard at Gibraltar 1805-1808
  • George James Perceval, 6th Earl of Egmont: letters written to his parents whilst a midshipman 1805-14 (PER/)
  • Lt William Innes Pocock: papers and memoirs 1811-1836 (REG06/000085)
  • Admiral Sir William Sidney Smith: papers and commonplace book 19th Cent (REG06/000085)
  • FS Thompson, acting master's mate: journal kept on board HMS London and HMS Gladiator, Sevastapol 1854-1855 (REG06/000071)
  • John Tillery, midshipman: journal written whilst prisoner of war at Acre 1799-1800 (X2003.030)
  • Admiral Thomas Totty: letters and orders 18th Cent (X2002.064)
  • N Veresmith, midshipman: log book kept on board HMS Defence and HMS Vanguard 1910-12 (X2002.021)
  • William IV, King of Great Britain and Ireland: order and letterbooks relating to command of HMS Andromeda and HMS Valiant 1788-90 (REG05/000136)
  • HMS Iphigenia: log book kept on the China Station station prior to the Boxer rebellion 1897-1900 (REG03/003662)

Royal Naval Museum

  • James Cooke, ships engineer: engineering drawings (1 vol) as assistant engineer of HMS Fire Queen, HMS Perseus and HMS Rattler 1863-67 (2006.9)
  • Hugh Christopher Arnold-Forster, naval commander: papers rel to naval service incl corresp referring to Ramsgate Zeppelin attack 1903-1919 (2006.68)
  • Patrick McGuire, naval gunner: illustrated MS notes on a gunnery course, HMS Excellent 1894 (2006.49)
  • John Mills, naval gunner: TS memoirs of service, principally on HMS Volage, incl Arctic convoys and the Pacific Fleet 1943-46 (2006.105)
  • Josceline Heber Percy, Captain RN: MS notebook when at the Naval Control Office, with illustrated account of coastal convoy in HMS Quantock 1941 (2006.39)
  • Rear Admiral William David Stewart Scott: TS memoirs of life and naval service, incl description of Operation Mincemeat (1943), the mining of HMS Volage (1946), the Yangtse Incident (1948) and work on the Polaris Programme 1938-80 (2006.25)
  • Kenneth Raydon Swan, naval commander: memoirs of naval service in HMS Cyclops, repair ship to the Grand Fleet (3 vols, with illustrations) 1914-18 (2006.68)
  • Edward A Symes, naval Paymaster Captain: MS ledger covering receipts and payments throughout his career and HMS Odin, HMS Fitzroy, HMS Cairo, HMS Coventry, HMS Resolution, HMS Norfolk, HMS St Vincent and HMS Hecla 1917-42 (2006.80)
  • Mr Tipping, midshipman: illustrated journal of service on HMS Victory and HMS Euryalus 1861-64 (2006.40)
  • Magnus Spence Work, Captain RN: TS memoir of life and career, principally rel to naval service 1940-45 (2006.26)
  • HMS Prometheus: punishment book listing 'blacklisted' men and some details of corporal punishments 1844-47 (2006.17)
  • Standing Orders for the Fleet issued from HMS Victory (1 vol), possibly a personal copy belonging to one of the captains in the fleet 1808-11 (2006.97)


Wellcome Library

  • Lt-Colonel David Middleton: papers rel military service, especially incarceration in Changi Gaol, Singapore c1939-1949 (PP/MID)


Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives

  • Siegfried Loraine Sassoon, poet and author: further poetical MSS, corresp and papers 1897-1964 (MS Add. 9724)
  • HMS Elk: log book 1858-1859 (MS Add. 9725)

Cambridge University: Churchill Archives Centre

  • Air Commodore Francis Rodwell Banks (1898-1985): further papers (FROB)
  • Admiral Sir William Reginald Hall, MP: further papers 1939-43 (HALL)
  • Walter Stern, officer in the Auxiliary Air Force: papers and photographs rel to his Air Force career 1936-1940 (MISC 82)
  • Instructor-Captain Oswald Tuck RN: further papers c1868-2003 (TUCK)

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

  • Major General Sir John Hugh Bevil Acland: papers rel to his service as Commander, Commonwealth Monitoring Force, Southern Rhodesia, and Military Advisor to the Governor 1979-1980
  • Major General Ian Helstrip Baker: papers and photographs 1955-2003
  • Lt-Colonel Harald George Hansen: papers, maps and publications 1944-1964
  • Sir Alexander Keown-Boyd, secretary: letters from Viscount Allenby 1919-1922
  • General Sir Richard Loudon McCreery: papers 1928-1960
  • Brigadier John Geoffrey Starling: papers 1949-1990
  • Graeme Charmley Wynne, historian: corresp, papers and diary, mainly rel to his time as a prisoner of war 1914-18 1908-1943

Oxford University: Bodleian Library of Commonwealth and African Studies at Rhodes House

  • Captain William Bate, commandant of Ascension Island: logbook recording ships calling, military matters and his extensive programme of public works 1834-35 (MSS. Atlan. R. 1)

Oxford University: St Antony's College: Middle East Centre Archive

  • Lt Colonel Edward Ashley: papers and photographs rel to service in the Sultan of Oman's Armed Forces 1970-90 (0399)

Southampton University Library

  • John Holt Beever: diary in Spain and Portugal 1812 (MS 362)
  • Alan Campbell-Johnson, Liberal activist and public relations consultant: papers incl service with Lord Mountbatten in Supreme Allied Command South East Asia and when Viceroy of India 1943-75 (MS 350)
  • Colonel Frederick Dudley Samuel: letters to his wife Dorothy, predominantly from the front line in France 1915-18 (MS 336)
  • French military accounts of the siege of Barcelona 1814 (MS 360)