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Major accessions to repositories in 2009 relating to Military History


Ayrshire Archives

  • Colmonell War Memorial Committee: records incl minutes and corresp 1919-1950

Bath Record Office

  • Ministry of Public Building and Works: deeds and files rel to the wartime requisition of the Empire Hotel, Bath 1902-1986 (Acc 807)
  • Photographs of Bath during the Blitz (Norman Arthur Virgo) 1939-1945 (Acc 792)
  • Eyewitness account of the Bath Blitz and related papers (Brian Collecot) 1942 (Acc 796)
  • Luftwaffe aerial reconnaissance photographs of Bath 1940 (Acc 822)

Bedfordshire and Luton Archives Service

  • Wilfred Hammond, soldier, 8th Battalion Kings Royal Rifle Corps: corresp with his mother whilst serving in France in WWI 1914-1918 (Z1360)

Bristol Record Office

  • Fred Llewellyn, sailor: corresp with family in Staple Hill, Bristol while on naval service 1944-1946 (44286)
  • 2nd Gloucestershire Royal Engineers (Bristol Engineer Volunteer Corps): mess accounts 1868-1933 (44081)

Croydon Archives Service

  • George Glasscock, conscientious objector: corresp 1916-1919 (A975)

Derbyshire Record Office

  • Sergeant James Lomas Barratt, Machine Gun Corps: diaries, research notes and transcripts 1915-16, 1985-86 (D7158)
  • Charles Mann, journalist: personal papers, papers rel to No More War movement, war journal, photographs 1927-1945 (D7100)

Devon Record Office

  • John Couch, soldier: diaries and papers rel to First World War service and later involvement with the Devon and Exeter Football League 1914-1987 (7659)
  • Horace William Newcombe, soldier: papers of and relating to him 1913-2007 (7530)

Dorset History Centre

  • HMS Osprey, Royal Navy Air Station, Portland: maps and plans 1960-1999 (D.2206)

Dudley Archives and Local History Service

  • Worcester Volunteer Regiment (1st Battalion): mine rescue notes and regulations, training papers 1907 - 1944 (ACC 9589)

East Sussex Record Office

  • Grantham family of Barcombe Place and Balneath Manor: additional papers incl material rel to William Ivor Grantham in the 6th (Cyclist) Battalion of the Royal Sussex Regiment (Territorial Army) 1915-85 (10269)
  • James M F Crofts: memoirs of Second World War incl posting at radar station, Wartling c1940-2005 (10376)
  • Royal British Legion, Framfield branch: records incl minutes 1949-2005 (10161)
  • Royal Naval Reserve, Sussex: films and photographs c1904-70 (10215)

Essex Record Office

  • East Anglia Territorial, Auxiliary and Volunteer Reserve Association: list of members and yearbooks 1933-1980 (A/MD 1 addl)

Glasgow City Archives

  • John Francis Clement, prisoner of war and lecturer in arts and crafts: diaries, notebooks and corresp 1926-96 (TD1764)

Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section

  • William Northcott, City Imperial Yeomanry volunteer: war diary rel to experiences of city imperial volunteers 1900-1900 (Acc 2009/003)

Gwynedd Archives, Meirionnydd Record Office

  • Royal British Legion, Barmouth Branch: records 1926-1997 (ZM/6589)

Hampshire Archives and Local Studies

  • Harris family, Earls of Malmesbury: corresp rel to government acquisition of farmland at Hurn for aerodrome and associated military buildings 1939-41 (82A09)
  • Sheila Blatch, Women's Land Army member: memoirs rel to Land Army service at Goathouse Farm, Boarhunt, and Bealing's Nursery, Southampton c1940-49 (193A09)
  • Auxiliary Territorial Service Battalion HQ Section, Bentley: log book listing recruits and duties c1939 (65A09)
  • Hampshire Ex-Servicemens Concert Band: records, photographs, letters and audio-visual material 1993-2007 (47A09)
  • Royal Air Forces Association, Itchen and Hamble branch: records incl newsletters, minutes, accounts, membership records 1953-2009 (152A09)

Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies

  • Hertfordshire Home Guard: training school records c1941-1944 (Acc 4602)

Highland Archives: Lochaber Archive Centre

  • Lochaber Rifle Volunteers: membership and press cuttings book 1869-1881 (L/D6/4/38)

Isle of Wight Record Office

  • Ryde Local War Charities Appeal Committee: minutes 1940-41 (2009/035)

Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland, Record Office for

  • A Shenton, Infantryman: letters received while serving with 9th Norfolk Regiment 1914-1938 (DE7695)

Norfolk Record Office

  • Ernest William Moore, soldier Royal Northumberland Fusiliers of Norwich: letters written to his mother whilst on active service in Mesopotamia 1916-1919 (ACC 2009/195)
  • Royal British Legion, Women's section: Hillington and Dereham branch: additional records of closed branches 1967-2008 (ACC 2009/135)
  • Royal British Legion, Old and New Buckenham branch: records 1928-2007 (ACC 2009/181)

North Lanarkshire Archives

  • Lanarkshire Home Guard: defence locality plans of 2nd Battalion c1940 (ACC 1865)

Plymouth and West Devon Record Office

  • Women at War scrapbook, Plymouth with photographs and annotations 1941-1942 (PCC/76/6)

Portsmouth Museums and Records Service

  • Lt-Colonel JW Fawdry: photographs and papers incl papers of Mrs LM Fawdry 20th cent (2712A)

Sheffield Archives

  • Royal British Legion, Women's Section, High Green and Mortomley branch: minutes 1954-2007 (X273)

Somerset Record Office/Somerset Heritage Office

  • Felix Ball of Weston-super-Mare: papers rel to military service and work in the General Post Office 1924-1958 (A/ATH)
  • Royal British Legion, Wedmore branch: minutes and papers 1929-1954 (A\DCB)

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

  • Soldiers' Sailors' & Airmen's Families Association: minute books of county executive committee and annual general meetings 1930-1997 (D6947)

Surrey History Centre

  • Robert James Peter Barter, Company Sergeant Major, 2/6 Battalion, East Surrey Regiment: memoirs and copy photographs 1939-95 (ESR/25)
  • William George Denman, 1st Battalion, East Surrey Regiment: photograph albums rel to service in Sudan and elsewhere c1930-39 (ESR/25)
  • George Herbert Wilkinson, Company Quartermaster Sergeant: papers 1901-45 (ESR/25 additional)
  • Ashtead Potters Ltd, disabled ex-servicemen's business: papers incl corresp between Stafford Cripps and Cecil Harmsworth rel to funding and operation of business 1930-42 (8480)

Tameside Local Studies and Archives

  • Jullundur Brigade, ex-servicemens' association: histories, photographs and ephemera rel to the Brigade's relationship with the Manchester Regiment 1914-93 (3739)
  • Manchester Regiment (63/96th Regiments): glass plate negatives (223) 1914-18 (3615)

West Sussex Record Office

  • Burma Star Association, Worthing branch: minutes and registers 1986-2002 (Acc 15398)

West Yorkshire Archive Service, Bradford

  • Dunkirk Veterans Association, Bradford branch: records incl cash books 1971-2000 (WYB421)

West Yorkshire Archive Service, Calderdale

  • Royal British Legion, Hebden Bridge and District branch: minutes and accounts 1935-2002 (WYC: 1491)

West Yorkshire Archive Service, Wakefield

  • Wakefield and West Riding (Agbrigg) militia: records incl regimental log book 1809-1813 (WYW1686)

Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre

  • Bradfield family of Salisbury and Morpeth: corresp with family members in the services, Second World War 1940-1945 (3796)
  • Brudenell-Bruce family, Marquesses of Ailesbury: additional estate and family papers, incl legal and estate memoranda books, memoir of Thomas earl of Ailesbury, c1730, diaries of Thomas marquis of Ailesbury1786-1803; architectural plans of Tottenham Park, 1808-1834; letters of the earl of Cardigan about his role in the Charge of The Light Brigade in 1854, 1865-6; land drainage plans, 1850's; notebook of R Loder about the topography of Savernake Forest, 1917; corresp re the lease of the forest to the Forestry Commission 1674-1985 (3790)
  • Royal Naval Store Depot, Copenacre: photographs and papers 1940-1995 (3754)
  • Royal British Legion, Women's Section, Wiltshire branch: branch minutes and county corresp and papers 1943-2008 (3782)


British Library, Manuscript Collections

  • Adolphus Frederick Cambridge, 1st Duke of Cambridge, Field Marshal: papers 18th-20th cent (Add. 88883)
  • George William Frederick Charles Cambridge, 2nd Duke of Cambridge, Field Marshal: papers 18th-20th cent (Add. 88883)

Imperial War Museum Department of Documents

  • Lt Graham Robertson Airth, naval surgeon: diary and papers relating to service on HMS Dido 1944-1945 1944-1945
  • Lt Stephen Crighton Alexander: papers relating to time as prisoner of war in Singapore and Thailand 1942-1945
  • Aileen Clayton, writer: papers relating to WAAF service 1939-1980
  • Colonel Basil Cranmer Denning: papers rel to military service 1912-1940
  • Sir Fowke George Henry, Lieutenant General: papers 1907-1955
  • Leo John Genn, actor and barrister: papers concerning his military service 1939-1946
  • George Pitt, RAF Officer: papers and corresp concerning RAF service and wife's evacuation to Canada
  • Elizabeth Robinson, nurse with Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service: corresp rel to service 1916-1926
  • Lt-Col Peter Louis Sherwood: papers relating to service as a staff officer in Home Forces and the planning for landings in Normandy and the Far East 1942-1945
  • Major General Frank Keith Simmons: diaries and papers rel to time as prisoner of war in Singapore, Taiwan and Manchuria 1942-1945
  • Sir Cyril James Stubblefield, geologist: childhood corresp with soldiers on active service during the First World War 1914-1918
  • Hilary Szymanowski: papers relating to service with British Control Commision 1945
  • Elizabeth Townley-Clarkson: papers concerning work as Friends Relief Service volunteer 1944-1946
  • Lt-Col Robert Williams: diaries and papers rel to service as infantry officer and time as a prisoner of war in Italy 1942-1944

Island Archives, Guernsey

  • Dalzell family of Guernsey: family corresp, papers rel to civilian and military (Abyssinian campaign) service of John Dalzell and First World War service of his son, John 1867-1918 (AQ 1078)
  • Robilliard family of Guernsey: papers incl Occupation diaries
  • Kenneth Giles, of Guernsey: memoir of the Occupation 1940-1980 (AQ 1088/02-05)
  • Norah Martel, of Guernsey: diary with photographs of Liebenau and its internees 1942-1945 (AQ 1089/49-51)
  • Guernsey Secret Press: typescript news 1945 (AQ 1082/19)

Jersey Archive

  • Burges family: papers rel to their internment in Wurzach, Germany 1940-1945 (JA/1653)
  • Adolphe Albert Emile Le Verdier, soldier: diary, corresp, photographs and papers 1932-1994 (JA/1519)

National Army Museum, Department of Archives Photographs Film and Sound

  • Lt-General Sir Edwin Alfred Hervey Alderson: papers rel to career c1910-2007 (2009-05-42)
  • Captain Geoffrey Owen Aukland, Royal Army Service Corps, 7th Armoured division: diaries, maps and letters rel to service in North Africa c1940-1943 (2009-08-27)
  • Hugh Michael Carless, diplomat: memoir rel to service with Royal Scots Fusiliers 1944-1945 (2009-08-43)
  • Sir Major-General John Clayton Cowell: papers 1854-1893 (2009-02-110)
  • William Frederick Blyth Dalzel, Sergeant Major, Bengal Army: letters (79), papers and photographs incl Battle of Agra and Siege of Lucknow 1852-1857 (2009-06-2)
  • Sir Lt-General William Kidstone Elles: diary incl sketch map of river Danube c1856-1859 (2009-03-12)
  • Major A N Fradgley: memoir and papers rel to battle of Meiktila and Royal Bombay Sappers and Miners c1939-1945 (2009-06-1)
  • Colonel Cholmeley Edward Carl Branfill Harrison, Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment: journals, letters and papers rel to Zulu War, Boer War, First World War, Falklands and Western front c1879-1918 (2009-07-1)
  • Lt-Colonel John Archibald Hislop, 9th Jat Regiment: memoir 'Khawab-o-Khyal: Dreams and thoughts' rel to Indian Army service c1932-1993 (2009-07-5)
  • Private William Pryor Jay, 1/5th Battallion Buffs, East Kent Regiment: diaries and papers incl First World War Battle of Shaik Saad and service in India c1914-1917 (2009-06-3)
  • Colonel Henry Morris Pryce-Jones: papers rel to First World War and members of Dawnay family c1914-1918 (2009-10-7)
  • Major-General James Doiran Lunt: papers rel to military operations c1940-1967 (2009-08-51)
  • Lt-Colonel F Mackenzie: manuscript history of 25th and 16th battalions, 16th Punjab regiment c1941-1944 (2009-04-7)
  • C F Maclean: diary rel to Boer War c1899-1902 (2009-12-7)
  • Captain Angus J M Macmillan: papers and photographs rel to life and service c1943-1979 (2009-06-16)
  • Captain R M Nichols, Women's Royal Army Corps: memoir 1940-1984 (2009-01-95)
  • Lt Derrick Nestande Peterson, 5th Battalion, Buffs Royal East Kent Regiment: diaries (102), letters and documents rel to service and death in action 1919-1944 (2009-07-6)
  • Reginald Prosser, bandsman, 2nd Battalion, Middlesex Regiment: memoir rel to Second World War c1939-1945 (2009-10-12)
  • Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts of Kandahar, Field Marshal: letters (10) to cousin, Mary Syme 1891-1913 (2009-02-137)
  • Major John Hugh Voice, 14th Punjab regiment: memoir rel to service in Second World War East Africa and India c1938-1948 (2009-06-11)
  • Arthur Windeat, gunner: Boer War diary c1900-1901 (2009-03-13)
  • Royal Army Service Corps: records incl accounts, rel to 613 MT company c1919 (2009-12-11)
  • The Buffs (later the Buffs Royal East Kent Regiment): letter from Captain Joseph Fenwick to Colonel Richard Blunt (last letter, written in his own blood) 1810 (2009-08-35)
  • Devonshire and Dorset Regiment, 1st Battalion: records rel to Guiana c1964 (2009-09-4)
  • Royal Regiment of Irish Dragoons: commission to Michael Parker, parchment with red wax seal and signature of William III 1695 (2009-08-32)
  • Sir Richard Atkins' Regiment of Foot: captain's commission to John Wood; parchment with red wax seal and signature of William III 1694 (2009-07-28)
  • Journal of unidentified private soldier, 100th Regiment of Foot rel to second Anglo-Mysore war c1780-1786 (2009-07-31)

National Library of Scotland, Manuscript Collections

  • Lothians and Border Horse: further records 1980-2008 (Acc.13082)

National Maritime Museum: The Caird Library, Manuscripts Section

  • Henry Downes, Royal Navy Commander: papers incl plan and watercolour of HMS Black Joke, sketch of slave ship El Amirante c1827-1832 (REG09/000227)
  • E H Griggs, Royal Navy Gunner: letters, certificates and photographs rel to naval career c1912-1952 (REG07/000118)

National Monuments Record

  • George Charles Green, photographer: photographs of London and royal events taken for the Air Ministry 1950-1965 (GCG01)
  • Luftwaffe reconnisance files (2 vols), German World War Two invasion documents (3 vols) 1940-1943 (LFT03 LFT 04)

National Museums Liverpool: Maritime Archives and Library

  • James G Beck and John Alexander Beck, merchant seafarers: papers and prisoner of war log books 1940-1989 (DX/2332)
  • Henry Scurr, merchant seafarer: papers rel to internment in Japanese prisoner of war camp 1932-1966 (DX/2472)

Royal Air Force Museum, Department of Research and Information Services

  • May Dorothy Bagient, Women's Royal Air Force chief technician: papers c1919-2010 (X005-2102)
  • Air Vice Marshal Edward Dixon Crew: log books 1939-1966 (X003-9916)
  • Air Commodore Richard Templeton Gething: papers c1911-2004 (X005-2115)
  • Royal Air Force Malcolm Clubs: records c1943-2004 (X005-0936)

Royal Naval Museum

  • Henry Berkeley Elwyn, naval officer: illustrated logs of service 1867-82 (2009.137)
  • Stanford Hill, naval rating: memoir of Operation Torch, Oran, while aboard HMS Hartland, including attack on harbour boom and sinking of ship 1942 (2009.37)
  • Admiral John Locke Marx: personal and family papers, incl material rel to the service of Admiral James A Fergusson during the Boer War and Commander Andrew Marx when a midshipman (1952-53) 1866-1953 (2009.39)
  • Rear Admiral Simon Edward Post: illustrated lecture on sinking of the Scharnhorst by HMS Norfolk, incl annotated charts c1943 (2009.13)
  • David Sisson, naval officer: diaries (4) and papers rel to service during the Falklands War aboard the Ships Taken Up From Trade (STUFT) vessels British Dart and British Trent 1982 (2009.42)
  • HMS Barfleur: anonymous account of actions of naval brigade landed from HMS Barfleur during the Boxer Rebellion, believed to be kept by a signalman from the ship 1900 (2009.36)
  • HMS Fiji: compiled service history and accounts of survivors of sinking 1940-41 (2009.61)
  • HMS Endymion: account of actions of Midshipman HG Briggs during Boxer Rebellion 1900 (2009.122)
  • HMS Newfoundland: 'Gunroom Line Book' of sketches, poems, images etc compiled by midshipmen's mess 1955-56 (2009.108)

Science Museum Library and Archives

  • Royal Aircraft Establishment Farnborough: technical and design notes and reports of Keith Copeland describing work on radar during the Second World War, particularly the potential for tracking V2 missiles 1943-1963 (ARCH: COPE)


Religious Society of Friends Library

  • Henry C Stevens, writer and translator: photographs and papers incl Friends Emergency and War Victims Relief Committee in Poland (1919-1927) and Russia (1927)and experiences as a conscientious objector (1917-1919) c1917-1972
  • William Henry Waddle, conscientious objector: papers and photographs rel to experiences as a conscientious objector c1916-1919

Wellcome Library

  • Colonel Frederick Simpson, Royal Army Medical Corps: papers incl typescripts of unpublished books based on experiences in India and World War One c1900-1915 (MS.8701)
  • John Simpson, physican: papers incl service in second world war 1939-1999 (PP/JSI)


Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives

  • Hermann Justus Braunholtz, Keeper of Ethnographical Department, British Museum: diary rel to his service in the Royal Army Medical Corps in France 1918-1919 (MS Add. 9845)

Exeter University Library (Special Collections)

  • Sir Arthur John Wilton, diplomat: oral history recordings re Suez Crisis 2004 (MS 264)

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

  • Lt-General Sir John Martin Carruthers Garrod: papers rel to service incl draft of unpublished book 1969-2003
  • Henry Reynardson Hewlett, Captain RN: papers incl records rel to Operation Dracula and a brief account of 17 Destroyer Flotilla's service (1989) 1941-1945
  • Stanley Brian de Courcy Ireland, Captain RN: notes rel to HMS Ajax 1939-1944
  • Donald Arthur Pocock, Air Vice-Marshall and chairman of the League of RAF Regiment Associations: papers rel to planning of allied operations in the Aegan and to the history of RAF regiment squadrons
  • Rear Admiral Michael Donald Kyrle Pope: memoirs of service and experiences as a prisoner of war 1921-1992

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

  • Verney Asser, police and army officer: transcribed letters while on service in British South Africa Police and later as a gunner in East Transvaal 1896-1903 (MSS. Afr. s. 2477)
  • John James O'Sullivan, police officer: papers rel to military and police service in Palestine 1943-38 (MSS. Medit. s. 38)

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

  • Howard Alfred Allen: description of service in Palestine, with photographs 1940-46 (0458)
  • David Oliver Brown: account of army service 1945-47 (0461)
  • John Burt: memoir of service in 2 Company Palestine Command Signals 1945-48 (0460)
  • Les Sims: transcript memoir 'A Private's Story' rel to his army service in France, Palestine and Transjordan 1944-47 (0490)

Southampton University Library

  • Stephen George Peregrine Ward, military historian: additional working papers on military history (MS 300)