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Major accessions to repositories in 2008 relating to Military History


Angus Archives

  • Kirriemuir Home Guard: roll of volunteers and photographs 1940-1944 (MS37)

Bedfordshire and Luton Archives and Records Service

  • Wilfred Hammond: First World War letters 1914 (Z1360)
  • Burma Star Association, Bedford and District Branch: further records c1940-2006 (X902 additional)

Bury Archives Service

  • Women's Voluntary Service, St Paul's, Radcliffe: minute book 1942-1945 (GVS)

Camden Local Studies and Archives Centre

  • Sergeant Percival Clifton Bacon: papers rel to service in Territorial Army and imprisonment during World War Two in Stalag 383 prisoners of war camp 1933-1957

Centre for Kentish Studies

  • Herne Bay Hospital: minutes, photographs and news cuttings with a register of First World War patients c1890-1999 (Acc7506)

Ceredigion Archives

  • Cardiganshire Home Guard: records of 1st battalion incl lists of members, operational notes rel to training in Aberystwyth area 1941-44 (ADX/1024)

Croydon Archives Service

  • Austin Bennet, soldier: corresp rel to service in France, India and Middle East 1916-18 (A942)

Cumbria Record Office and Local Studies Library, Whitehaven

  • Normandy Veterans Association, West Cumbria Branch 51: minute books, membership records and photographs 1988-2008 (YDSO 99)

Denbighshire Record Office

  • David Edwards: reminiscences of First World War 1976 (DD/DM/1665)
  • Royal British Legion, Rhuddlan branch: minutes 1986-99 (DD/M/1653)

Devon Record Office

  • Bystock Court, Exmouth: staff register, admission and discharge records for Polish servicemen 1940-1948 (7340)

Dumfries and Galloway Archives

  • Royal British Legion, Thornhill and District branch: records 1939-2005 (GGD658)

Durham County Record Office

  • James Patrick Connolly: records rel to service in 7th Battalion, The Border Regiment; 7th Battalion, The Durham Light Infantry; and Royal Artillery 1919-45 (Acc No 7253)

East Kent Archives Centre

  • Amy Maud Largen, nursing sister: photograph album from service at St Anselm's Voluntary Aid Detachment Hospital, Walmer c1915-19 (EK/U226)

East Riding of Yorkshire Archives and Local Studies Service

  • Royal British Legion, Beverley branch club: accounts and British Legion cards recording World War II casualties and next of kin 1939-1990 (DDX1357)

East Sussex Record Office

  • Sidney Lipman, soldier: memoirs of British Army service in Iraq, India and Burma 1941-43 (ACC 10079)

Falkirk Council Archives

  • Captain James Fitzmorris, Royal Flying Corps: letters, papers and photographs 1914-19 (A1753)

Gloucestershire Archives

  • Allan White, aircraft historian: records of air combats and casualties Gloucestershire, Somerset and Bristol 1940 1941-1944 (D10550)

Gwynedd Archives, Meirionnydd Record Office

  • Aberdyfi Local Defence Volunteers: log books 1940-43 (6465)

Hackney Archives Department

  • Hackney Air Raid Precautions: incident lists c1940-44 (2008/21)

Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies

  • Hertfordshire Yeomanry and Artillery Historical Trust: further papers 1964-2007 (Acc 4502)
  • Hertfordshire Regiment (Territorial Army): further papers 1916-22 (PC879)

Hull City Archives

  • Joseph Hirst, soldier: corresp and papers 1914-1918 (DIAH)

Isle of Wight Record Office

  • Account of costs of building a fort at Sandham (Sandown), and repairs to castles at Yarmouth and Cowes 1637 (AC2008/019)

Lincolnshire Archives

  • David Morse, soldier: papers, incl corresp and diary rel to his internment in the Netherlands for being a British national and photographs 1911-1945 (REGI)
  • Lincolnshire yeomanry: album of newspaper cuttings rel to yeomanry during World War I 1915-1922 (MISC DON 1483)

Liverpool Record Office

  • War Damage Commission: papers and corresp rel to claims for Rumford Place and Fazakerley Street, Liverpool 1941-1949 (Acc 6242)

Manchester Archives and Local Studies

  • Florence Grant: records of service in the Mechanised Transport Corps, Manchester, incl training notebook, journey logbook and photographs 1941-1945 (2008/89)

Medway Archives and Local Studies Centre

  • Medway Rotary Club: scrapbooks and associated material rel to Cockleshell 85 reconstruction of Operation Frankton (raid on Bordeaux shipping, 1942) 1985-2002 (DE1184)

Norfolk Record Office

  • Mabel Clarke, Voluntary Aid Detachment nurse: papers rel to schooling in Norwich and service during World War One c1906-1930 (ACC 2007/440)
  • Royal Norfolk Regiment: photograph albums 1867-1961 (ACC 2008/132)
  • Yarmouth Loyal Volunteer Corps of Infantry: list of offices and muster roll 1798 (MC 2630)

Nottinghamshire Archives

  • Newark and District Ex-Naval Association: minutes, cash book, register of members and corresp 1950-1991 (7415)
  • Royal British Legion, Newark branch: various committee minutes, treasury and membership register, and World War 1 roll of honour c1918-1996 (7413)

Oldham Local Studies & Archives

  • Walton Toft, C Company, 10 Battalion Seaforth Highlanders: World War I diary 1916 (2008/1)

Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Archive Service: Stoke-on-Trent City Archives

  • Royal Artillery (Territorial Army), 215 Medium Battery: records c1914 (SD 1439)

Suffolk Record Office, Bury St Edmunds Branch

  • The Suffolk Regiment: further records 1856-2008 (GB554)

Teesside Archives

  • Durham Regiment Royal Artillery(Territorials): oral history recordings. 1939-45 (Acc 6618)

Warwickshire County Record Office

  • Royal Air Force Association, Coleshill branch: minutes 1946-2004 (CR4245)

West Glamorgan Archive Service

  • Swansea Home Guard: register and related papers 1940-44 (D/D Z 712)

West Sussex Record Office

  • Leslie George Basra Moore, soldier, 7th Battalion Royal Sussex Regiment: photograph album rel mainly to time as prisoner of war 1940-45 (Acc 15138)
  • Lesley John Smeeth, 4th Battalion Royal Sussex Regiment: recollections of service during Second World War 2008 (Acc 15268)
  • Richard Tolson, soldier, West Sussex Regiment: transcripts of letters home while on army service 1938-51 (Acc 14993)

Wigan Archives Service

  • Hindley Home Guard: attendance register 1942 (2008/52)

Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre

  • Colonel Martin St John Valentine Gibbs, Royal Wiltshire Yeomanry: photographs, commissions and papers 1927-1987 (3560)
  • Royal Wiltshire Yeomanry Cavalry: additional diaries photographs and papers 1918-2000 (3560)
  • Royal British Legion, Calne branch: minutes 1925-1985 (3561)
  • Royal British Legion, Alderbury branch: minutes 1932-2004 (3685)

Worcestershire Record Office, County Hall Branch

  • Royal British Legion, Ombersley branch: minutes, deeds and other records 1921-1981 (BA14825)


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

  • Lt-Colonel Guy Montgomery Routh: war diaries concerning operations in North-West frontier 1921-1922 (Mss Eur F581)
  • Captain Richard Warner: journals and corresp with friends and family of his son Lt Ashton Cromwell Warner, who served in the Bengal Army 1853-1858 (Mss Eur F580)
  • Captain Daniel Wynter: diary incl poems and newspapers cuttings 1837-1841 (Mss Eur F572)

British Library, Manuscript Collections

  • Admiral George Keith Elphinstone, 1st Viscount Keith: papers c1681-1950 (Add. 86493-86546)

Imperial War Museum Department of Documents

  • Charles Bogart, army officer: diary rel to service in Korea with Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders 1950
  • Reginald Howard Boulden: diary and papers rel to service on HMS Norfolk 1941-1942
  • Captain Arthur Geoffrey Campion: papers incl corresp and photographs rel to his service within the Royal Artillery in the UK and Kenya 1939-1945
  • Captain Kenneth Archibald Davey: papers rel to military career and time as prisoner of war in Singapore and Thailand 1940-1949
  • Frank Jewell Evans, Chaplain: corresp rel to service as a Chaplain to the forces in UK, Egypt and Palestine 1917-1920
  • Vice Admiral Sir Denys Chester Ford: papers 1903-1950
  • John HA Gerrard, national serviceman: letters written during service with the Royal Artillery in Korea 1953-1955
  • Lt-Colonel Harold Hays: papers rel to service as a Military Government Officer during the occupation of Germany 1945-1948
  • Frederick Augustus Kaufmann, prisoner of war: diary rel to experience as prisoner of war in Hong Kong 1942-1945
  • Colonel Oliver John Martin Lindsay: research papers rel to books 'The Lasting Honour: the Fall of Hong Kong 1941' and 'At the Going Down of the Sun: Hong Kong and South East Asia 1941-45' 1978-1981
  • David Carol Macdonald Mather, politician: papers rel to his military career 1939-1948
  • Lady Annette Amelia Matthews: diaries rel to life and voluntary work in Tunbridge Wells 1914-1918
  • Lelio Kingsley McKee, naval officer: papers rel to service in the Merchant Navy 1939-1952
  • Captain Andrew Ernest Somerset Mulholland: corresp rel to service with Irish Guards 1914
  • Nora Joan Pitman, Second Officer: corresp rel to service in the Women's Royal Naval Service in Ceylon and Singapore 1945-1946
  • Major Raymond JT Pollock: papers rel to service with the Intelligence Corps incl corresp with German pen friend 1935-1945
  • Lt Leonard Harper Riddell: papers rel to service in RNAS and RAF and time as a prisoner of war in Germany 1917-1918
  • Major William Francis Crichton Robertson: papers rel to service with the Duke of Wellington's Regiment in Korea 1952-1953
  • Colonel Thomas Avison Round Scott: papers rel to military career and time as a prisoner of war in Singapore and Taiwan 1941-1948
  • Rear Admiral Alfred Hugh Taylor: papers incl corresp 1914-1945
  • Captain Sir David Stanley Tibbits: papers rel to naval career 1935-1961
  • Vice Admiral Bertram Chalmers Watson: papers 1902-1945
  • Lt-Colonel John Steel Watson: papers rel to service at the War Office, in Iceland and with SHAEF 1939-1945

Island Archives, Guernsey

  • Hewlett family of Guernsey: corresp incl Red Cross letters, with friends in England 1943-45 (AQ 954)

Jersey Archive

  • Charles Arthur Sanders, naval officer: personal account, corresp and photographs rel to liberation of Jersey 1945 (JA/1448)
  • Royal British Legion, women's section, Jersey branch: minutes 1926-1971 (JA/1382)
  • Royal Jersey Militia 1st or West Regiment: records from the Public Works Collection 1651-1918 (JA/1367)

Manx National Heritage Library

  • Joseph Kenneth Vick, gunner, Royal Artillery: diary while on active service in North Africa 1942-43 (MS 11875)

National Army Museum, Department of Archives Photographs Film and Sound

  • Lt-General Sir Crawford Trotter Chamberlain: diary rel to service with the Army of the Indus 1839-1841 (2008-01-4)
  • Major Charles Leonard Cotton: papers incl corresp rel to his training at Sandhurst and service in South Africa 1879-1901 (2008-11-67)
  • Sir Gustavus Hume: diary rel to Indian Mutiny 1857-1858 (2008-06-39)
  • Colonel Charles Vernon Hume: records incl corresp rel to Boer War, Russo-Japanese War and World War One c1899-1918 (2008-11-51)
  • Major AC Lowe: diaries concerning service incl escorting convicts from England to Tasmania aboard the Proteus and the First Afghan War 1822-1840 (2008-06-38)
  • Edwin Utterton: letters to his mother and sisters written during Criman War and Indian Mutiny c 1853-1859 (2008-12-76)
  • Major Arthur Wellesley Williams: journal and account book rel to service in Cape Colony, India and the Crimea and journal of his wife Rose Charlotte Willams documenting her experience of this time 1851-59 (2008-01-5)
  • Royal Army Educational Corps, Beaconsfield: records (2008-04-60 to -144)

National Library of Ireland

  • Maude family of Clondalkin: family papers rel to First World War incl corresp, books and cuttings rel to General Sir Stanley Maude, his nephew Marcus Maude and others c1916-17 (MS 44,686)
  • Henry Telford Maffett, soldier: papers rel to First World War service and death 1914 (Acc 6852)

National Library of Wales: Department of Collection Services

  • Robert Bye, soldier in the Welch Guards: diary of Western Front service 1917 (NLW MSS 23977)

National Maritime Museum: The Caird Library, Manuscripts Section

  • Admiral of the Fleet Terence Thornton Lewin, Baron Lewin: personal and naval papers 1928-2000 (LWN)
  • Rear Admiral Algernon Littleton: letters to his mother, written from the time he joined the Navy onwards 19th cent (REG03/003153)
  • Albert Murray, seaman: letters (68) rel to naval career 1875-1881 (REG07/000375)

Public Record Office of Northern Ireland

  • Montgomery family of Comber: letters from David and Samuel Montgomery while on active service with the 36th (Ulster) Division in France, to their sister 1916-19 (D4452)
  • Lt-Colonel Charles James Burkel, Royal Flying Corps: papers rel to RFC service 1913-18 (D4427)
  • John C Hewitt, aviation historian: research papers rel to Irish men serving with RAF during Second World War 1939-2003 (D4433)
  • Transcripts of letters possibly written by Captain Frank Saunderson, Durham Light Infantry, describing experiences in Crimean War 1854-55 (D4447)

Royal Air Force Museum, Department of Research and Information Services

  • Wing Commander Robert Noel Archer: papers rel to the Missing Research & Enquiry Service and an investigation into an aircraft shot down over Europe 1945-1949 (X004-2400)
  • Captain Leonard William Baker: papers incl photographs 1914-1919 (X001-3891)
  • Squadron Leader Bertie Clarence Coates: papers (X004-8422)
  • Wing Commander Hubert Neville Garbett: papers 1937-1959 (X004-2475)
  • Flight Lieutenant Angus Caesar-Gordon: papers, log books and photographs 1937-1990 (X0003-8841)
  • Wing Commander Gerald John Gray: log books 1939-1962 (X001-3841)
  • Alexander Adolphus Dumfries Henshaw, racing and test pilot: papers 1930-2006 (X002-9256)
  • Air Chief Marshal Lewis MacDonald Hodges: log books 1937-1976 (X004-8443)
  • Wing Commander Kenneth Gilbert Hubbard: papers (X004-6048)
  • Squadron Leader William Lott: papers 1945-2007 (X004-2433)
  • Group Captain Richard Angus McMurtrie: papers 1929-1962 (X004-1465)
  • Wing Commander Eric James Brindley Nicolson: papers 1936-1944 (X004-8409)
  • Wing Commander Alan Geoffrey Page: log books 1937-1948 (X004-1425)
  • Flying Officer Harold Lord Piper: papers 1930-1997 (X004-8497)
  • Wing Commander Harry Proctor Powell: papers 1919-1986 (X004-2382)
  • Squadron Leader Frank Ernest Rymills: log book 1939-1959 (X004-9469)
  • Squadron Leader Eric William Seabourne: papers 1938-1951 (X004-2332)
  • Air Commodore John Henry Searby: papers incl log books and photographs 1936-1991 (X004-2322)
  • Wing Commander Neville Edsell Stidolph, general surgeon and urologist: papers 1941-1945 (X004-1421)
  • Warrant Officer Robert James Utteridge: papers (X004-8421)
  • Air Vice Marshal Harold Arthur Cooper Bird-Wilson: papers, log books and photographs 1937-2000 (X003-7892)
  • Wing Commander Donald Wood: papers 1942-1974 (X004-9401)

Royal Naval Museum

  • John Wilson Carmichael, marine artist: diary during the Baltic Campaign of the Crimean War 1855 (2008.52)
  • PA Chatters: diary aboard HMS Sapphire, incl details of Dardanelles service 1914-17 (2008.8)
  • Rear-Admiral John Cornwall: letters and documents rel to naval career 1809-70 (2008.33/1)
  • George Thomas James, Chief Yeoman of Signals, RN: papers rel to naval service incl diary and testimonials 1909-45 (2008.142)
  • Henry W Malone, stoker: completed log of time as prisoner of war incl account of sinking of HMS Bedouin which led to his capture 1942-45 (2008.68)
  • FJ Peel, stoker, RN: transcript diary aboard HMS Weymouth incl commissioning period, East Africa service and Mediterranean service 1913-16 (2008.102)
  • George Platford, stoker: diary of service aboard HMS Canopus incl services in South Atlantic, Pacific and Dardanelles 1914-15 (2008.35)
  • William James Wood, signalman RNVR: papers incl diary while serving with the Dover Patrol, incl accounts of the sinking of HMS Glatton and the raid on Zeebrugge 1917-18 (2008.7)


Religious Society of Friends Library

  • Reginald Austin: transcript notes and verbatim answers to oral history questions incl material on Saffron Walden British Boy Peace Scouts Camps (1911-12), and on conscientious objectors and Dartmoor Prison (1914-18) 1911-18 (MSS.ACC. 11219)
  • Ralph Vipont Brown, worker for the Friends Emergency and War Victims Relief Committee, France: diaries (3) 1916-19 (MSS. ACC. 11216)
  • James Shipstone, conscientious objector: clandestine notes while in prison (concealed in a copy of Christian Practice) 1917-19 (MSS. ACC. 11215)


Birmingham University Information Services, Special Collections Department

  • Royal Hampshire Regiment (37/67th Foot): field message books rel to 'D' company whilst on the Western Front, compiled by Lieutenant P W Day 1917-1918 (MS658)

Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives

  • John Moore (1729-1802), physician and author, Lt-General Sir John Moore (1761-1809) and Admiral Sir Graham Moore (1764-1843): corresp and papers c1766-1840 (MS Add. 9808)
  • Brigadier Sir Eric EB Holt-Wilson, intelligence officer: diary and family corresp and papers 1880-1949 (MS Add. 9794)

Cambridge University Library: Royal Commonwealth Society Library

  • TO Fraser: notes on the Boer War 1899-1900 (RCMS 198)
  • Major General William Craig Emilius Napier: journal, with associated papers rel to broadcast based on the journal 1838-1967 (RCMS 217)

Durham University Library, Archives and Special Collections: Palace Green Section

  • Stanley Mason Castle, Egyptian Army soldier: letters to wife and daughter 1917-1927 (SAD)
  • Sir James Fitzjames Duff, Vice Chancellor of Durham University: letters (15) to Alan Colquhoun Duff rel to service in the Royal Flying Corps; letters (38) to mother while serving on the Indian government's Universities' Commission. 1915-49 (DUF)

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

  • Brigadier Derrick Hubert Baynham: memoir incl descriptions of assisting in the evacuation of Dunkirk and Special Operations Executive training 1939-1942 (Baynham)
  • Lt-Colonel Robert Verelst Boyle: papers incl corresp and lecture notes 1942-1943 (Boyle, RV)
  • Air Marshal Sir Timothy Garden: papers incl corresp, research material and lecture transcripts rel to issues incl the Falklands war, nuclear weapons and the European Union 1982-2006 (Garden)
  • Lt-Colonel John Horace Marriot: papers incl memoir of life and early army career and transcripts of letters home from Western Desert 1940s (Marriott)
  • Colonel William de Lemos Milles Messenger: papers rel to British nuclear policy and atomic tests incl a report on the effects of the blast on a Challenger tank in Australia, 1953 and papers rel to Messenger's role as Scientific Advisor (Nuclear) to Northhampton County Council Emergency Planning, 1980-1993 1945-1994 (Messenger)
  • Farrier Sergeant Richard E Pyle: diary of a voyage to Sudan made by Royal Irish Lancers 1885

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

  • Charles Kater Drury Sidgwick, 2nd Cheshire Royal Engineers Railway Volunteers: photographs, mainly captioned, taken during the Boer War depicting armed and armoured trains, engineering sheds and buildings in Pretoria, damaged trains and bridges 1901-02 (MSS. Afr. s. 2464)

Oxford University: Bodleian Library, Special Collections and Western Manuscripts

  • Thomas Ashe, army officer and writer: copy letters to agents of Viscount Perceval and one original letter to Perceval 1813-14 (MS.Eng.c.7284)

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

  • Kenneth Brown, soldier: service memoir and copy papers rel to Army Base workshops in Palestine 1941-2004 (0438)

Southampton University Library

  • Admiral of the Fleet Louis Alexander Mountbatten, 1st Marquess of Milford Haven: corresp with Baroness Malortie 1896-1918 (MS 374)