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Major accessions to repositories in 2010 relating to Military History


Ayrshire Archives

  • Ayrshire Rifle Volunteers: papers rel to Dalry 1860-1875 (10/48)

Brent Archives

  • Raymond Grubert, pilot: corresp during service in the Royal Air Force stationed at Wembley during World War II from his wife in Canada 1944 (A39/2010)

Bristol Record Office

  • Album of poems, greetings cards and pictures by soldiers treated at Foye House Hospital, Leigh Woods, presented to Sister Summerfield 1916 (44344)

Cambridgeshire Archives

  • Cambridgeshire and Isle of Ely Territorial Association: registers of soldiers 1920-1946 (R110/011)

Centre for Buckinghamshire Studies

  • Royal British Legion, Womens Section, Ellesborough branch: records incl minutes, contribution registers 1937-2010 (D-X 1926)

Cumbria Record Office, Carlisle Headquarters

  • Jack Veitch, soldier: letters from the Western Front, and photographs 1915-21

Cumbria Record Office, Kendal

  • James Bryan Stilling, soldier: diary and papers re time as prisoner of war 1939-2007 (WDX 1606)

Dorset History Centre

  • Royal Navy Cordite Factory, Holton Heath: employee records 1918-1966 (NG/DR 3)

East Sussex Record Office

  • Arthur Charles Brownings: letters and papers while serving with 16 Army Group Royal Artillery Signal Section c1855-2006 (10674)

Essex Record Office

  • Tendring Womens Auxiliary Air Force Association: minutes, accounts, membership lists and other papers 1992-2001 (D/Z 567)

Glamorgan Archives (formerly Glamorgan Record Office)

  • Major Aubrey Jackman: corresp, master performance plans, programmes and photographs of the Cardiff Military Tattoo 1964-92 (D706)

Gloucestershire Archives

  • Jones family of Gloucester: papers rel to family employment in Conway Jones & Co, builders and decorators, Gloucester and papers rel to First World War service 1888-1919 (D11907)
  • Pringle Nicholson family of May Hill House and Longhope Manor: corresp accounts, deeds, diaries and papers incl corresp and accounts rel to family mining interests in Gloucestershire and India, and army corresp of Captain H A Pringle (1916-19) 1828-1982 (D11928)

Hampshire Archives and Local Studies

  • Dunkirk Veterans Association, Aldershot branch: records incl minutes 1990-96 (44A10)
  • Maps and plans rel to army properties in Aldershot area, mainly technical and electrical c1930-99 (133A10)

Herefordshire Record Office

  • Fownhope and Woolhope Royal British Legion: records 1928-2000 (CK94)

Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies

  • Major Charles Percy Boulton: letters to his sister, Alice Lambert whilst serving in South Africa and misc papers c1902-1916 (Acc 4885)

Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland, Record Office for

  • Alfred Charles Pitman, Commander RN: papers and photographs relating to his career 1935-2010 (DE7922)

Oldham Local Studies & Archives

  • John Gavin: corresp, medals and photos principally rel to service in World War One c 1900-93 (2010/65)

Plymouth and West Devon Record Office

  • Betty Baxter, aircraft woman and cook: service papers and an autograph book of colleagues and friends at the radar station, RAF Downderry, Torpoint, Cornwall 1942-1946 (3651)
  • Gordon, Rogers and Shepherd Families of Plymouth: William Gordon, gunner and driver, 9th Battalion, Royal Artillery, clothing book, with note of stationing at Port Royal, Jamaica and Woolwich, 1833-1845; Gordon and Rogers family papers, including mariner's register tickets, service and discharge certificates, birth and marriage certificates 1833-2000 (3671)

Sheffield Archives

  • Thomas Leonard Ward, soldier: letters written whilst on active service in Egypt and France to his parents living at Endcliffe Vale House, Sheffield 1915-1921 (X304)

Shropshire Archives

  • Royal British Legion, Shropshire county committee: minutes, corresp and branch records 1924-2004 (8141)
  • Shropshire Home Guard: 'fighting books' for 3 defence locations (Farley Dingle, Cressage Bridge and Madeley Church), operation instruction notes 1943-1944 (MI8153)

Surrey History Centre

  • Corporal Edward Samuel Nash, 2nd Battalion East Surrey Regiment: transcript of diary 1899-1900 (ESR)
  • Private Thomas Leonard Tasker, 1st Battalion Queen's Royal Regiment: transcript of diary and copy photographs 1941 (QRWS)
  • Royal Star and Garter Home for Disabled Sailors, Soldiers and Airmen, Richmond: records incl minutes, publications and corresp, records of property in Folkestone and former residents' papers and effects 1915-2010 (8711)

Tyne and Wear Archives

  • Andrew Coulson, military driver: diary of marches and manoeuvres of Elswick battle, South Africa 1900-1901 (DX1374)

Warwickshire County Record Office

  • Kenilworth Home Guard Company: records incl papers of 4th Battalion Warwickshire (Birmingham) Home Guard 1940s (CR4367)

West Sussex Record Office

  • Graylingwell Hospital, Chichester: autograph album signed by convalescent soldiers at the War Hospital 1914-16 (Acc 16040)

Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre

  • Royal British Legion, Urchfont branch: minutes and membership records 1928-1968 (3876)

Wirral Archives Service

  • HMS Tempest submarine: prisoner of war diary and photographs 1944 (1911)


British Library, Sound Archive

  • Tomoyo Nakao, Associate Professor, Okayama University: recordings of interviews with British former prisoners of war, Japan, Second World War 1942-1945 (C1423)

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

  • William Ernest Maxwell, Comptroller of the Viceroy's household and instructor, Indian Military Academy: corresp and photographs with printed material rel to military and civil administration of India c1919-1946 (F628)

Jersey Archive

  • Letters rel to the Occupation and Liberation by Phyllis Bree nee Heath 1940-1945 (JA/1811)
  • Letters written by A Tozer from Sebastapol during the Crimean War 1855 (JA/1845)

National Army Museum, Department of Archives Photographs Film and Sound

  • Major General Sir Wilkinson Dent Bird: papers rel to career with typescript biography by daughter Viola c1897-1918 (2010-06-2)
  • Bernard H Collier, gunner, Royal Regiment Artillery: memoir 'The Diary of a Soldier of the British Citizen's Army' 1937-1946 (2010-03-3)
  • Private Percy Edward Dalton, 4th Battalion, London Regiment: papers rel to career c1914-1918 (2010-10-6)
  • Colonel Louis Augustus Gordon, 2nd Bombay Lancers: papers rel to career and father Sir Henry William Gordon and brother General Charles Gordon 1867-1922 (2010-05-8)
  • Sergeant Edwin Holdaway, 5th Inniskilling Dragoon Guards and King's Royal Hussars: papers and photographs (323) rel to service c1925-1959 (2010-09-5)
  • Captain Eric Richard Hanby Holmes, Artist's Rifles and 6th Battalion Durham Light Infantry: papers rel to service career 1913-1941 (2010-02-1)
  • Major Gordon Robert Howe, 1st Punjab Regiment: papers rel to career with typescript history of regiment in Burma c1942-1945 (2010-10-2)
  • Sergeant Henry Arthur Robert Iggulden, 1st and 10th Battalion Middlesex Regiment: papers rel to career incl India 1915-1920 (2010-11-2)
  • Lt-Colonel John William Carnegie Kirk, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry and King's African Rifles: letters and records rel to Boer War and Somaliland 1896-1962 (2010-08-2)
  • Arthur Lambert, soldier, Lincolnshire Regiment: papers and photographs rel to service c1914-1919 (2010-03-6)
  • Major Richard Cyril Mitchell: papers rel to career in Royal Tank Corps (1917-1919) and North Auckland Regiment (1928-1952) 1917-1952 (2010-07-14)
  • Sergeant Sidney Price Morris, Royal Air Force: papers rel to service in France and Belgium 1918-1919 (2010-04-17)
  • Arthur Samuel Rayment, soldier, Essex Regiment: papers and photographs rel to service c1939-1945 (2010-03-6)
  • Colonel E V Stace, Consul at Bulhar, Somali coast: corresp with Government of Bombay 1892-1893 (2010-02-3)
  • Captain Jocelyn Home Thomson, Royal Artillery, Chief Inspector of Explosives and inventor of cordite: papers rel to career c1859-1908 (2010-12-9)
  • Tom Whitby, soldier, 5th Militia Battalion Royal Fusiliers: diary rel to Boer War incl manning a blockhouse at Halfontein, Orange River Colony, incursions, peace negotiations and messages from headquarters at Ventersburg 1902 (2010-09-14)
  • 15th King's Light Dragoons (later 15th King's Hussars): orderly books (4) rel to activities of Light Dragoons and British Army in Germany 1760-1764 (2010-12-12)
  • War Department: records incl volumes (2) of papers rel to foundation of War Department c1854-1878 (2010-01-48)

National Library of Scotland, Manuscript Collections

  • William Augustus Cumberland, Duke of Cumberland: account book of his expenditure 1745-46 (Acc.13137)

National Museums Liverpool: Maritime Archives and Library

  • Commodore Allan Buck, merchant navy officer Hall Line: papers 1836-1922 (DX/2496)
  • Peter Rogan, merchant seafarer and prisoner of war: papers and prisoner of war log 1921-92 (DX/2503)

Public Record Office of Northern Ireland

  • Wing Commander Kenneth William Mackenzie: papers incl log books 1939-1970 (D4487)

Royal Air Force Museum, Department of Research and Information Services

  • Eric Aldred, warrant officer: papers 1941-2009 (X005-3251)
  • George Cowie, Royal Flying Corp officer: papers 1915-1917 (X005-3242)
  • Jerzy Drozdowsky, Polish flying officer: papers 1942-1963 (X005-3258)
  • Petr Dusek, Czech flight lieutenant: papers 1941-1964 (X005-4838)
  • Air Vice-Marshal Michael Dillon Lyne: log books 1937-1969 (X005-3201)
  • Captain John Lankester Parker: papers 1914-1991 (X005-4889)
  • Eric Parkin, fllght lieutenant: papers 1940-1986 (X005-4886)
  • Arthur Pond, squadron leader: log books 1936-1956 (X005-3243)
  • Leonard Atwood Richardson, lieutenant: papers 1917-1998 (X005-2170)

Tate Gallery Archive

  • Klaus Hinrichsen, art historian, businessman, wartime internee: papers incl photographs and printed items rel to Hutchinson camp university, migr artists and internment on the Isle of Man, World War Two c1940-2000 (TGA 20052)


Religious Society of Friends Library

  • Arthur Pearson, member of Friends Ambulance Unit and A Gordon Pearson: memoir 'my wartime odyssey' (digital audio) with songbook, citations and medals 1914-1947 (11272)
  • Christopher Upton, member of Friends Relief Service: papers incl records of Sybil Upton rel to Friends Relief Service 1940-1947 (11269)

Royal College of Surgeons of England

  • Sir Archibald Hector Mcindoe, plastic surgeon: military patients corresp, drawings and photographs c1939-1943 (ADDMSS 611)

Wellcome Library

  • Major R C Wilmot, Royal Army Medical Corps: diary and field message book rel to 140th Field Ambulance, First World War 1915-1917 (MS.8730)


Birmingham University Information Services, Special Collections Department

  • Albert Driscoll, soldier: papers rel to First World War service on the Western Front 1914-1918 (MS817)

Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives

  • Percival Walsh, soldier: letters to his mother and others from France and England 1914-1916 (MS Add. 9869)

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

  • Jeffery Farlam of Durham: papers incl RAF war diaries and lecture notes at Durham University 1947-1987 (UND)
  • Colonel John Donald Hamill Stewart: journal of travel from India to England 1874 (SAD)
  • Colonel Leonard Lodzia-Michalski: papers incl corresp 1944-1971 (ADD)
  • Reverend William Neve Monteith, RAF fighter pilot and Consul-General in Oman: papers incl diaries and photographs 1937-1954 (SAD)

Edinburgh University Library, Special Collections

  • Marjorie Jean Oswald Kennedy, wartime codebreaker and librarian: papers 20th cent (E2010.44)