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Major accessions to repositories in 2007 relating to Military History


Bath and North East Somerset Record Office

  • Map of potential bombing targets in Bath (in German) 1940 (Acc 726)

Bolton Archive and Local Studies Service

  • Harry C Chapman, serviceman: First World War diary 1918 (ZZ)

Camden Local Studies and Archives Centre

  • Clement Bainbridge, ARP Controller for St Pancras: papers c1939-45

Centre for Buckinghamshire Studies

  • James Turnbull, trainee flight engineer: papers while training at RAF Halton, mainly exercise books c1930-49 (D-X 1799)
  • Buckinghamshire Military Museum Trust: additional records incl photographs 19th-20th cent (TA)
  • Friends of the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry: records rel to 'Swans Return', tour of Hazebrouck and Comines areas where 1st Battalion saw action in 1940 (AR 128/2007)

City of Westminster Archives Centre

  • Arthur Edward Weeks: papers rel to service with the Queen's Westminster Rifles, Royal Fusiliers and as part of the North Russian Expeditionary Force 1916-1919 (2550)

Cornwall Record Office

  • Helston Independent Volunteers: papers rel to formation 1790-1822 (AD1865)

Croydon Archives Service

  • HMS Milne: photograph albums (destroyer paid for by County Borough of Croydon) c1943-1946 (A894)

Derbyshire Record Office

  • Bernard Hooley, signaller: letters sent from his base in Staffordshire and from the front line in France to his eldest brother Ernest 1907-1917 (D6833)

East Riding of Yorkshire Archives and Local Studies Service

  • Thomas Scrowston, airman: corresp with wife Vera Scrowston, and other papers 1939-1945 (DDX1246)
  • Macfarlane Thirsk Ltd, general engineers, Hessle: records incl technical drawings of mechanical components used on 'Spitfire' fighter planes and financial records 1933-1944 (DDX1202)
  • Bishop Wilton Invasion Committee: invasion scheme 1944 (DDX1198)

Glamorgan Record Office

  • Isabel Dwyer, nurse: photograph album rel to military hospitals at Cardiff and Bridgend c1915-1918 (D501)
  • Air Training Corps (No 1 Welsh Wing): records incl corresp, attendance registers and Second World War ephemera c1940-1999 (D455)

Gloucestershire Archives

  • Royal British Legion, Amberley branch: minutes, corresp and papers 1919-2004 (D11081)

Greater Manchester County Record Office

  • Manchester and District Far Eastern Prisoners of War Association: minutes, association newsletters c1940-2007 (G/FEPOW)

Gwynedd Archives, Caernarfon Record Office

  • Owen Pritchard, serviceman: corresp received from family during First World War 1917-1918 (XM12190)
  • Royal British Legion, Cricieth branch: additional minutes 1989-1996 (XM10311)

Gwynedd Archives, Meirionnydd Record Office

  • John Williams, gunner: diary 1917-1918 (6321)
  • Normandy Veterans Association, Merioneth branch: records 20th cent (6300)
  • Royal British Legion, Sarn Helen branch: papers 20th cent (6300)

Hampshire Record Office

  • 28th (Bay) Battalion Hampshire Home Guard: papers of F Russell incl corresp, orders, letter books, lists of men, attendance register and training notes 1908-46 (150A07)

Hounslow Local Studies Service

  • Feltham History Group: research papers rel to wartime bombing of Feltham (HALS/ARC 208)

Hull City Archives

  • Olive Metcalfe, serviceman's wife: transcript of letters from Olive Metcalfe to her husband during World War II 1939-2007 (DICN)

Lancashire Record Office

  • Harry Crompton, police war reserve constable: papers and photographs incl training notes and reports on air crashes 1938-1946 (DDX 2640/ACC10222)

Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland, Record Office for

  • Archibald Chandler: personal papers incl pacifism and conscientious objection, cultural and religious activities c1930-1949 (DE7216)
  • Michael Durant, soldier: letters and photographs taken whilst serving with the Royal Army Pay Corps (Middle Eastern Forces) in Palestine, Lebanon and Malta 1941-1945 (DE7286)
  • Leicester Civil Defence: respirator census books (with additional civil defence information) for the Filbert Street, Grasmere Street, Buttermere street and Conistone Avenue area. 1940-1941 (DE7324)
  • Royal Leicestershire Regiment (17th Foot): registers of soldiers (incl soldiers serving since 1897), Militia register (1939), 6th (Home Defence) Battalion registers (1940-1941), Primary Training Wing, no. 50, Infantry Holding Depot and 170th Officer Cadet Training Unit registers (1940-1946), register of 'Transfers In' from the General Service Corps and register of 'Transfers In': 'Under and Over' (1937-1949) 1920-1949 (DE7190)
  • Royal Leicestershire Regiment (17th Foot): photographs, maps rel to South Africa, Lucknow, Burma and Korea and war diary of Captain S Brown rel to Norway (1940) c1899-2006 (DE7221)
  • Autograph book of Joseph Poole, of Cottage Lane, Desford incl autographs of fellow conscientious objectors, with records of their places of imprisonment 1917 (DE7243)

Liverpool Record Office

  • Cruel Sea Oral Reminiscence Project: experiences of black and racial minority merchant navy veterans 2005-2007 (Acc 6111)
  • 106th Lancashire Hussars: scrapbook of photographs, corresp and memorabilia 1920-1980 (Acc 6154)

Medway Archives and Local Studies Centre

  • Dunkirk Veterans Association, Medway District branch: additional records incl membership register, and papers rel to Arthur Oates' active service 1987-2004 (DE1148)

Norfolk Record Office

  • Violet Campling of Norwich: letters rel to air raids on Norwich 1941-1942 (ACC 2007/242)
  • Royal British Legion, Walsingham and District branch: further records 1932-2003 (ACC 2006/393)
  • Royal British Legion, Norfolk: records of closed branches (ACC 2006/377)

North East Lincolnshire Archives

  • Burma Star Association, Grimsby branch: records 1951-2007 (1284)
  • Humberston Home Guard: nominal roll of D company 1941-1943 (1291)

North Highland Archive

  • 1st Sutherland Highland Rifle Volunteers: cash book of I company 1895-1909 (P688)

Nottinghamshire Archives

  • Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Crimean and Indian Mutiny Veterans Association: record of attendees at the War Veteran's Dinner compiled by H Seely Whitby 1911 (7111)
  • Patricia Diana Wakefield Collection: records (incl photographs, indexes, etc) of World War 1 casualties from mainly the Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire regiments 1993-2004 (7179)

Pembrokeshire Record Office

  • Dillwyn Miles, author and historian: research notes, corresp and Second World War diaries c1940-2006 (D/MILES)

Peterborough Archives Service

  • 6th Northamptonshire Rifle Volunteers: nominal rolls, accounts, corresp, rules and press cuttings 1859-1879
  • 1st Northamptonshire Volunteers, Royal Engineers: minute book, nominal roll, club rules, scrap book, photographs 1883-1908

Plymouth and West Devon Record Office

  • Archibald Ford, evening co-ordinator, Civil Defence Centre: diary noting the dates and times of the air-raids over Plymouth 1939-1945 (Acc 3257)
  • Plympton Home Guard: register of hours of attendance at training and operational duties, 15th Battalion B Company Platoon 1 1942-1944 (Acc 3318)

Rotherham Archives and Local Studies

  • W Webster, soldier, 33rd Foot: diary rel to time in Jamaica 1825-1826 (715-F)

Shakespeare Centre Library and Archive

  • Clopton House and War Hospital, Stratford upon Avon: visitors book and records rel to war hospital c1915-1919 (DR1216)

Somerset Record Office

  • Arthur Haines, Somerset Light Infantry: First World War diary and photograph 1914-1918 (A/CTR)

Southampton Archives Office

  • James Jefferey, Captain RN: personal papers rel to service, family papers and photographs 20th cent (6822)

Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Archive Service: Staffordshire County Record Office

  • Cheadle Air Training Corps: record book, letters, photographs and misc papers 1941-1946 (6662)
  • 16th Staffordshire (Newcastle Rural) Home Guard Battalion: indexed registers 1940-1944 (6753)

Surrey History Centre

  • Private John Basden Berry, East Surrey Regiment: memoir '60 years on: World War Two experiences', with related photographs 2005 (ESR)
  • Private Harry Brown, 1/5 Battalion, East Surrey Regiment: diary transcript 1917-18 (ESR)
  • Lt Kenneth Rundle Crockett, Queen's Royal Regiment (West Surrey): papers incl letters while Prisoner of War in Germany 1927-2004 (QRWS)
  • Private Edward Cutt, East Surrey Regiment: corresp and photographs, with newspaper cutting 1914-2007 (ESR)
  • Captain William Nevell, 70th Regiment of Foot: photographs of officers of 70th Foot, with family papers c1850-1889 (ESR)
  • Iris Wall, local historian and secretary of Lest We Forget Association, Epsom and Ewell branch: diary mainly rel to war years and association work 1933-45 (8095)

Tameside Local Studies and Archives

  • Arthur Jones, Manchester Regiment: papers 20th cent (6017)

Walsall Local History Centre

  • Albert Edwards, able seaman: war diary and photographs c 1941-1969 (1348)

Wandsworth Library and Heritage Service

  • EM Robinson: wartime letters from across Europe and South Africa c1940-1949

Warrington Library, Museum and Archives Service

  • Freda Blease: autograph album containing names of soldiers at Oaklands Hospital wounded during First World War 1916-1924 (WMS 2891)
  • Harry Hayes: reminiscences from Second World War and genealogical notes c1939-2007 (WMS 2879)

West Sussex Record Office

  • Midhurst Rural District Air Raid Precautions: controller's logbook 1939-45 (Acc14583)
  • Royal Sussex Regiment (35/107th Foot): officers' nominal role 1914-18 (Acc14934)

Wrexham Archives and Local Studies Service

  • William Emyr Williams, solicitor and eisteddfod patron: war diary 1914-18 (WM 266)


British Library, Manuscript Collections

  • Alexander Moneypenny, Brigade Major: entry book rel to service in the British Army in North America 1759-1761 (Add. 83699)

Imperial War Museum Department of Documents

  • Gwyneth Barger, journalist: corresp with colleagues in London 1940-1946
  • James Arthur Herbert Bell: letters rel to service as Chaplain to the Forces on the Western Front and in Germany and France 1918-1919
  • Lt Colonel Peter Claude Matthew Buckle: papers rel to military career, incl the Suez crisis 1953-1957
  • Lt Commander Arlingham Jerome D'Arcy Burdett: midshipman's journal, mainly rel to service on HMS Newcastle 1940-1942
  • Freda Burton Bonner: papers rel to service in the WRNS 1940-1946
  • Francis Charles Albert Cammaerts, Special Operations Executive (SOE) agent: papers rel to his service in occupied France 1943-1944
  • Arthur Evan Charlton, prisoner of war: papers incl diary rel to time as a prisoner of war 1942-1945
  • Paul Cherrington, intelligence officer: diary and papers rel to time in North West Europe and Germany 1944-1945
  • Group Captain Derek Clare: log books rel to service in the RAF 1940-1966
  • Alexander Graeme Clifford, war correspondent: personal diaries and corresp and newspaper despatches, written during the Spanish Civil War and in the Western Desert 1936-1952
  • Rear Admiral Dudley Leslie Davenport: papers rel to service on HMS Tetcott 1941-1944
  • Major General Henry Lowrie Davies: memoirs rel to military career 1916-1947
  • Lt William Stanley Eadie, Special Operations Executive: papers 1945
  • Commander Humphrey Gilbert Scott: papers rel to command of the destroyer HMS Wishart 1941-1943
  • Captain Robert Henry Graham: papers rel to service on HMS Sussex 1945
  • Captain Brian O'Farrell Gregory: letters rel to service on HMS Prince of Wales 1915
  • Edward Hale, Chief Secretary of the Royal Life Saving Society: papers rel to naval career and to appointment as Chief Secretary of the Royal Life Saving Society 1921-1965
  • Angus John Harrop, editor of the New Zealand News (London): corresp and papers rel to work as a journalist in London, and familys evacuation to New Zealand 1940-1945
  • John Hilton, professor of industrial relations: report rel to visit to North Africa to collect oral testimonies from British servicemen on their views of WW2 1943
  • Major William John Fletcher Jarmain: corresp and papers rel to military service and war poetry 1941-1944
  • Major Stephen Philip Martin Leake: corresp and papers rel to service as head of Special Operations Executive's Albanian section and death in Albania 1944
  • Mavis Ena Lee, internee: papers rel to internment in Hong Kong 1941-1945
  • Rear Admiral Wellwood George Courtenay Maxwell: papers rel to naval career 1939-1945
  • Robert Hinshaw Alan Fleming McGlashan, psychiatrist and writer: flying log books and other papers rel to service in the Royal Flying Corps 1917-1919
  • Major Arthur George Morley: reports rel to service as a South East Asia Command military observer and war correspondent in Burma 1944-1945
  • Frederick William Nelson, prisoner of war: diaries rel to time as a prisoner of war in Turkey 1915-1918
  • Major Leslie Ewart Prout, Special Operations Executive (SOE): corresp and papers rel to service with the Small-Scale Raiding Force, carrying out raids on the French and West African coasts 1942-1943
  • Group Captain Robert Edward Sharp: log books rel to service in the RAF 1935-1957
  • Doreen Stanford, evacuee: diary recording evacuation from Siberia during the Russian Civil War 1919-1920
  • Edith Helen Vane-Tempest-Stewart, wife of 7th Marquess of Londonderry, political hostess and writer: diary rel to visit to the Western Front battlefields as the Director General of the Womens Legion 1919
  • Colonel Frederick Mansel Vincent Tregear: papers rel to military career 1924-1945
  • Captain Roland Ferrah Kaye Webster, senior medical officer: diaries and papers rel to service in prisoner of war camps in Germany and Austria 1940-1945
  • Captain Charles William Wells, prisoner of war: papers incl diary rel to time as a prisoner of war in Singapore and Thailand 1942-1945
  • Group Captain Walter Peter Whitworth: log books rel to service in the RAF 1933-1957
  • York and Lancaster Regiment: battalion roll, standing orders and ephemera 20th cent (A/3151/W)

Island Archives Service, Guernsey

  • Diary of a Guernsey lady in a German internment camp 1945 (AQ 901/05)

Jersey Archive

  • Jersey Trading Co Ltd, potato merchants, St Helier: file re Occupation period 1939-1944 (JA/1227)
  • Channel Islands Occupation Society: papers rel to internment (Clayden and Obott families) 1942-1950 (JA/1351)
  • Ray Hedges Collection: additional Occupation material, incl signed surrender documents and German photograph album 1940-1945 (JA/1298)

National Army Museum, Department of Archives Photographs Film and Sound

  • Lt-Colonel Sir John Campbell, 4th Portuguese Cavalry: further corresp and papers 1814-62 (NAM. 2007-01-21)
  • Sir John Hall, Inspector General of Hospitals: corresp received during Crimean War incl letters from Dr Alexander Cumming at Scutari and Dr Andrew Smith 1854-56 (NAM. 2007-07-16:)

National Library of Ireland

  • General Sir Martin Andrew Dillon: corresp 1880-96 (MS 41.682)
  • Thomas McKiernan, author of Experiences of a British Veteran Soldier: autobiography of his career with the 50th Queen's Own Regiment, serving in Malta, Turkey, Ceylon, New Zealand and Australia 19th cent (MS 34,950)

National Library of Scotland, Manuscript Collections

  • Sir John Hill, Captain RN: diary and papers, detailing his mission to Scotland to relieve distress caused by the famine 1837 (Acc.12738)

National Maritime Museum: The Caird Library, Manuscripts Section

  • Edward Hereford, Captain RN: letter books and logs (HRD/)
  • Admiral Sir William Nathan Wrighte Hewett: corresp, papers and journal 1852-1885 (HEW/)
  • Admiral Sir Nowell Salmon and his wife Emily: diaries and corresp 1857-1912 (SAL/)

Public Record Office of Northern Ireland

  • Walter Walsh, corporal, 77th Regiment of Foot: corresp with his wife and family incl during Crimean War 1847-56 (D4412)

Royal Naval Museum

  • Kennard family: family papers for several members of the family rel to naval service, incl journals 1893-1945 (2007.129)
  • Terence Cattermole, midshipman: further diary rel to service on HMS Superb 1955 (2007.73)
  • Sarah Ford: letters from her husband and brothers rel to naval service 1846-79 (2007.83)
  • H Howell, shipwright diver: journal with photographs, recording salvage operations mainly rel to service on HMS Racer 1917-20 (2007.47)
  • Frederick Stormont Murray, volunteer seaman: logs (2) kept aboard HMS Briton 1827-1930 (2007.54)
  • John Nursey, naval and legal writer: diary memoir of work as legal and booking clerk for Great Western Railway followed by naval career incl service on HMS Queen and in the Crimean War (with material on the bombardments of Odessa and Sebastopol) 1844-56 (2007.116)
  • HMS Speedwell, minesweeper: research notes incl history of the ship 1939-45 (2007.134)
  • HMS Culloden: letterbook and Naval Clerk's vademecum 1795-97 (2007.127)


Bishopsgate Institute

  • Peter Hunot, social scientist and progressive activist: records rel to Central Board of Conscientious Objectors, Air Raid Precaution and civil defence in World War Two 1940-1971 (HUNOT)

Wellcome Library

  • Sir John Hall, Inspector General of Hospitals: letter book rel to service in South Africa, India and the Crimea c1830-1859 (MS.8520)
  • Captain John Percy Litt, Royal Army Medical Corps: papers, incl records rel to service in Turkey during First World War 1914-1945 (MS.8480)
  • Peggy V Rosenhain, physiotherapist: MS memoir rel to career as a physiotherapist with the British army in World War II 1940s (MS.8491)


Birmingham University Information Services, Special Collections Department

  • Laurence John Cadbury, businessman: papers rel to his work with the Friends Ambulance Service during World War 1, incl corresp and photographs 1914-1918 (MS327)
  • Frank Charles Lavender, soldier: diaries (3) rel to World War I containing humorous sketches, newscuttings and photographs 1916-1917 (MS322)
  • Royal Garrison Artillery, 235 Siege Battery: war diary and trench maps (14) 1917-1918 (MS366)

Cambridge University: Churchill Archives Centre

  • Air Commodore Francis Rodwell Banks: further papers rel to coastal motor boats, Schneider Trophy races, etc c1919-71 (FROB)
  • John Antony Crawford Hugill, Commander RNVR: MS of his autobiography 'The Hazard Mesh', published 1946, with a paper on 'Operation Alacrity' of 1943 (HUGL)
  • Rosina Rivett: papers rel to the family of her brother Arthur Pack and his wife Elizabeth Amy Thorpe (later Brousse), the spy known as 'Cynthia', 1915-87, incl letters from 'Cynthia' 1936-63 1915-87 (Misc 86)
  • Giles Samuel Bertram Romilly, journalist and author: letters from Colditz to Helen Lovett 1940-45 (WCHL 1/28)
  • Papers rel to the television programme 'The Tragedy of HMS Glorious', broadcast in 1997 c1997 (GLOR)

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

  • Lt-Colonel Neville Richard Gustavus Bosanquet: military and personal memoir 1930-1960
  • Lt-General Cyril Maton Periam Durnford: records incl corresp, reports, memoranda and articles rel to Durnford's career 1891-1965
  • Lt-Colonel David Norman Furness-Gibbon: papers rel to service as Chief Ammunition Technical Officer, Northern Ireland and photographs rel to bomb disposal 1987-2006
  • Captain Albert Henry Lingen: papers rel to service in Greece and Italy 20th cent
  • Vice Admiral Ian Lachlan Mackay McGeoch: papers incl corresp, articles, research notes and press cuttings rel to UK and European defence, training and McGeoch's biography of Lord Mountbatten 1955-1999
  • Colonel Dan Dunglinson Ridley: account of service in Wilmersdorf District, Germany 1945-1946
  • Sir John Cotesworth Slessor, Marshal of the Royal Air Force: corresp, articles and press cuttings 1964-1968
  • Council on Christian Approaches to Defence and Disarmament: records of Sydney Bailey, CCADD founder member, incl corresp, research notes, agendas and minutes 1964-1998

Liverpool University: Special Collections and Archives

  • Flight Lieutenant: flying log books, photos and papers 1940-1996 (D.993)

Manchester University: John Rylands Library

  • John White Aldred, civilian surgeon: Boer War diary 1876-1901 (2007/013)

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

  • Herbert Passmore, soldier: letters home while serving in the Anglo-Boer War 1900-01 (MSS. Afr. s. 2437)
  • Photograph album with detailed captions showing scenes from Boer War 1901-02 (MSS. Afr. s. 2449)