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Major accessions to repositories in 2014 relating to World War 1


Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire Archives: Old Aberdeen House Branch

  • Photograph albums of men from Auchindoir parish who took part in the First World War c1914-1920 (DD1878)

Barnsley Archive and Local Studies Department

  • Linford family of Barnsley: First World War corresp and war diary 1914-1918 (A/3535/W)
  • James Stuart Swift (1885-1916), soldier: corresp, photographs and household documents 20th cent (A/3566/F)

Bedfordshire and Luton Archives and Records Service

  • Rowe family of Biggleswade: wartime family corresp 1916-1947 (Z1372/6)
  • Paul Norman Jones Christie (1898-1917), 2nd Lieutenant, Bedfordshire Regiment: letters and photographs of and rel to Christie 1912-1953 (Z1269/2-5)

Birmingham: Archives, Heritage and Photography Service

  • Joe Irwin (fl 1914-1918), soldier: First World War letters to his sister, Olive Giles, and photographs 1914-1918 (MS 4668)

Centre for Buckinghamshire Studies

  • Papers rel to First World War recruitment, incl posters, flyers, allowances for soldiers' families and details of recruiting chain of command 1914-1918 (AR 100/2014)

Conwy Archive Service

  • Thomas Williams (1886-1945), First World War prisoner of war: digital copy of photograph album depicting scenes from the German prisoner of war camp in which he was interned 1915-1919 (CP537)

Cornwall Record Office

  • Coronation Committee, Peace Celebration and War Memorial Committee, Lelant: minutes 1911-1921 (AD2332)
  • Letters sent to Colonel Tangye from the Prime Minister's office, rel to home defence in Cornwall during the Second World War 1940-1941 (AD2298)
  • Photograph album, compiled by Nurse L Opie, Scorrier House, convalescent home, Gwennap 1917-1918 (AD2300)

Cumbria Archive Centre, Carlisle

  • Hesket Local History Group: local history research and information rel to First World War soldiers from the area c1821-2009 (DSO 334)

Cumbria Archive Centre, Kendal

  • Simpson and Holme family of Kendal: additional family papers incl photograph albums of Hubert Simpson rel mainly to Stramongate VAD Hospital and Weeton Army Camp (c1915) 20th cent (WDX 515)

Derbyshire Record Office

  • John Hopwood Boardman (1891-1918), First World War Prisoner of War: papers incl corresp with his aunt in Buxton, postcards rel to his internment and hospitalisation in Germany and subsequent death notices c1914-1920 (D7737)

Devon Heritage Centre (South West Heritage Trust)

  • Bicton Military Hospital: photographs of staff and patients 1919 (8811Z)

Dorset History Centre

  • Beck family of Portland: additional records, incl diaries of Sergeant Beck 1918-1919 (D1820)
  • William Jessie Day (fl 1916), soldier, Dorset Yeomanry: war memoir 1916 (D2593)

Durham County Record Office

  • Ernest Smith (fl 1917-1918), soldier, Durham Light Infantry: letters 1917-1918 (D/DLi Acc 8629)
  • Maurice Ward (fl 1917-1919), Private, Durham Light Infantry: diaries and photographs 1917-1919 (D/DLI)

East Riding of Yorkshire Archives and Local Studies Service

  • Frank Wood (fl 1914-1921), yeoman farmer at Humbleton Hall: oral history transcript detailing Wood's time serving in the East Riding Yeomanry in Egypt and the Middle East during the First World War [transferred from East Riding Museums Service] 20th cent (DDX2026)

East Sussex Record Office

  • Nurse Marjorie Wallis of Red Cross Hospital, Hove: album of sketches and prose by wounded First World War soldiers, with family photographs 1898-2013 (Acc 11857)

Essex Record Office

  • Society of Friends, Thaxted: additional records comprising corresp rel to conscientious objectors 1916-1919 (A13992)

Flintshire Record Office

  • John Frederick Carr (fl 1916-1917), soldier: postcards and notes rel to First World War service 1916-1917 (AN4869)

Gwent Archives

  • William O'Brien (d 1917), police constable of Newport: letters (c100) sent to Rose Nash, girlfriend, rel to his First World War service, with photographs 1915-1917 (D5963)
  • Abercarn Tinplate Works: First World War roll of honour for workers c1914-1918 (D6018)
  • Royal British Legion, Llanhilleth branch: First and Second World War rolls of honour c1914-1945 (D6024)

Hampshire Archives and Local Studies

  • Adams family of Fareham: military and personal papers, with photographs 1913-1969 (10A14)
  • Cooper family of Heckfield: letters home from France from George Cooper, 1917, with photographs and papers 1900-1929 (13A14)
  • Ellender and Butler families of Farnborough: corresp between Private Albert Ellender 1st Scots Guards and Elsie Butler with related papers 1914-1918 (110A14)
  • Basingstoke Borough: roll of First World War dead 1916-1919 (148M71)
  • Photograph album presented by patients of Red Cross Hospital, Winchester to Countess Northbrook 1915 (69A14)

Lancashire Archives

  • John Andrew Stafford (fl c1916-1959), soldier: autobiographical notes on his wounding at the Battle of the Somme c1950-1959 (DDX 3075)

Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland, Record Office for

  • Alfred Burrows (d 1916), Sergeant, 1st Leicestershire Regiment: personal papers, with corresp concerning his death 1902-1916 (DE8855)
  • AE Cain (fl 1914-1919), VAD nurse: photograph album compiled by Nurse Cain, featuring images of her nursing life during the First World War in North Evington Military Hospital and 73rd General Hospital in Deauville, France c1914-1919 (DE8779)
  • Cecil G Carter (fl 1915-1919), Private, Royal Army Medical Corps: photograph album depicting First World War service, particularly rel to Hampstead Military Hospital and New End Hospital 1915-1919 (DE8728)
  • Mark Pickersgill Rothery (b 1882), tailor's cutter, Humberstone: postcards and photographs rel to Rothery's time in Dartmoor Prison with cousin Sam Lumb as a conscientious objector c1916-1919 (DE8785)
  • John E Simpson (fl 1914-1919), Private, Royal Army Medical Corps: letters written home to his sister and nephew in Market Harborough, from no. 20 and no. 56 General Hospital in France 1918-1919 (DE8782)
  • William Weston (fl 1905-1950), 2nd Lieutenant, 1st Sherwood Foresters: records of First World War service, with YMCA scrapbook recording military service in France, at home, and in Italy 1914-1950 (DE8858)

Lincolnshire Archives

  • Herbert Burnett Friskney (fl 1915-1918), Private, Lincolnshire Yeomanry: photograph album of the Lincolnshire Yeomanry in Algeria, Egypt and Palestine 1915-1918 (MISC DON 1849)

Northamptonshire Record Office

  • Army book with entries rel to buildings hired in and around Northampton incl addresses, hire purpose, and details of when buildings were used and relinquished 1915-1916 (N36)

Northumberland Archives

  • St Hilda, Lucker parish: photographs of men from the area who served in First World War c1914-1921 (EP/183/48-49)
  • Photographs of Jimmy Miller and other unnamed soldiers at Longhirst Hall and other locations in Northumberland 1914-1919 (NRO 10640)

Nottinghamshire Archives

  • Elizabeth Calladine (fl 1916-1917): diary kept while in France during the First World War 1916-1917 (8659)
  • Patricia Diana Wakefield Collection: First World War memorial project files 2014 (8646)

Oldham Local Studies & Archives

  • George Thomas Brewer (fl 1917), soldier, First World War: letters to Rostron family of Middleton 1917 (2014/50)

Perth and Kinross Council Archive

  • Joseph Weir Buchanan (1878-1921), United Free Church of Scotland minister: diary, notes on sermons and papers as 2nd Lieutenant, Royal Garrison Artillery 1892-1921 (14/53)
  • John Reid (fl 1900-1917), Red Cross driver: postcards from France to his wife and daughter 1916-1917 (MS328)

Peterborough Archives

  • Herbert Standen (1896-1995), Northamptonshire Battery Royal Field Artillery: photographs of Northamptonshire Battery of the Royal Field Artillery within album of postcards of Egypt 1914-1918 (Acc 2014/9)

Sandwell Community History and Archives Service

  • Transcribed and summarised interviews with women of Sandwell and the Black Country about their work from the First World War to the present day, used for the publication 'You just had to get on with it, didn't you?' 2014 (2014/19)

Sheffield City Archives

  • William Dermody (1895-1933), soldier, Royal Warwickshire Regiment: First World War autograph album with photographs rel to service 1916 (2014/5)
  • Charles James Feather (1871-1945), Sheffield Defence Corps volunteer: letters and papers rel to service in the Sheffield Defence Corps 1914-1915 (2014/57)
  • Frederick Ludlam (1891-1976), Lance Corporal, Royal Army Medical Corps, 3rd Northern General Hospital, Sheffield: First World War diary, with medal and personal identification tag 1915-1917 (2014/6)

Shropshire Archives

  • Thomas Edward Townsend (d 1917), Private: papers incl pocket diary while serving on the Western Front, Autumn 1917 1874-1942 (8946)

Somerset Heritage Centre (South West Heritage Trust)

  • Somerset Light Infantry (Prince Albert's) (13th Foot): additional records First World War and later 1914-1936 (DD\SLI)
  • Postcard of Gournay Court Military Hospital, West Harptree 1915 (A\BAV)
  • War memoir of Walter John Bishop with transcript and postcards 1914-1918 (A\DWJ)
  • Autograph book signed by patients at Taunton Red Cross Hospital 1914-1918 (A\BAV)

Surrey History Centre

  • DuBuisson family of Surrey: papers, corresp, diaries and photographs rel to activities during the First and Second World War, and travels in Africa c1880-1979 (9307)
  • Herbert Brain (fl 1915-1918), Private, East Surrey Regiment: photographs and notebook 1915-1918 (ESR/25 add)
  • Percy Eden (1895-1966), Private, 5th Battalion, Queen's Royal West Surrey Regiment: diary 1914-1916 (QRWS/30 add)
  • Ernest Greenhead (fl 1914-1917), Private, 4th Battalion, Queen's Royal West Surrey Regiment: diary and photographs 1914-1917 (QRWS/30 add)
  • Frederick Frank Moore (fl 1915-1960), 10th Battalion, Queen's Royal West Surrey Regiment: memoirs and diary, mainly rel to service during the First World War c1915-1960 (QRWS/30 add)
  • Robert Cedric Sherriff (1896-1975), playwright and scriptwriter: additional papers incl manuscripts, accounts, corresp, photographs, interview recording (1972), and family papers incl diaries, corresp, photographs and postcards 1871-2014 (2332 add, 9281, 9314)

Trafford Local Studies

  • John William Marsh (fl 1900-1944), soldier: corresp and papers, First World War diary, with photographs of time in India during the War, material rel to Royal Sussex Regiment, to victory and peace celebrations in India and to enlistment and recruitment 1900-1944 (TRA1711)

Tyne and Wear Archives

  • Wallsend Slipway & Engineering Co Ltd: records incl files rel to First World War and warship trial trips c1871-1962 (DS.WS)

Walsall Local History Centre

  • Edward 'Ralph' Edwards (1889-1915), soldier: First World War personal letters 1915 (Acc1582)
  • Frederick Albert Guest (fl 1916-1918): First World War personal letters 1916-1918 (Acc1573)

Warwickshire County Record Office

  • William E C Lockhart (fl 1915-1918), soldier, Royal Army Service Corps, 38th Brigade: diary and photograph 1915-1918 (CR4699)

West Glamorgan Archive Service

  • David Morgan Phillips (1890-1918), Sergeant, 14th Battalion, Welsh Regiment: letters to his family in Swansea while serving on the Western Front 1915-1918 (D/D Z 936)
  • Parc Wern Hospital, Swansea: autograph book of Hilda Conibear containing soldiers' signatures 1916 (D/D Z 941)

West Sussex Record Office

  • Graylingwell Hospital, Chichester: records incl planning documents, patient artwork, corresp, photographs and slides, plans, files, auction catalogue and research notes, incl digital copies of photographs of Graylingwell as a war hospital during the First World War c1890-2014 (various)

West Yorkshire Archive Service, Bradford

  • Jessie Millar Wilson (1871-1952), YMCA volunteer: memoirs of time volunteering for YMCA in France during the First World War, letters and papers 1879-1955 (WYB616)

West Yorkshire Archive Service, Kirklees

  • Cleckheaton European War Fund: minutes 1914-1919 (WYK1789)

West Yorkshire Archive Service, Leeds

  • John Yeadon (b c1890), soldier: diaries kept during time in the Leeds Pals 1916-1918 (WYL2443)

Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre

  • Cecil Lambert (fl 1914-1970), 1st Wessex Field Company 27th Division Royal Engineers: notebook with Western Front diary entries 1915 (2809)

Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service

  • Stephen Corder (c1895-1964), of Worcestershire: photograph album detailing time in Italy as a member of the Friends Ambulance Unit during the First World War 1916-1918 (15633)
  • Fred Marriott (1888-1916), of Worcester, Sergeant, 13th Battalion, 5th Royal Highlanders of Canada: letters sent home to May Darke, later May Marriott, wife, during the First World War 1914-1916 (15718)


Imperial War Museum Department of Documents

  • William A Holdsworth (fl 1917-1918), driver with the Hejaz Armoured Car Battery: photograph albums 1917-1918 (2014-10-11)
  • Arthur Roberts (d 1982), volunteer in the Royal Scots Fusiliers: diary, memoir and papers rel to his experiences on the Western Front 1917-1918 (Documents.24472)
  • National Projectile Factories: photograph albums 1916 (2014-11-04)

Manx National Heritage Library and Archive Service

  • Horace Claflin Bayley (1868-1932), poet: papers incl manuscript and published poetry rel to First World War, with miscellaneous papers c1910-1929 (MS 13681)
  • Robert Edward Shimmin (1874-1977), First World War soldier: letters sent to his wife Mary, nee Callow, while on active duty, with transcriptions and additional Shimmin genealogical papers 1915-2013 (MS 13579)
  • Catherine Annie Wood (b 1911), Isle of Man resident: draft memoirs incl references to Knockaloe Detention Camp and the torpedoing of HMS Champagne during the First World War 20th cent (MS 13657)

National Army Museum Templer Study Centre

  • John Parke Fullerton (1894-1977), Brigadier: notebook, papers and photographs rel to his service in 41st and 17th Dogras 1908-1947 (2014-08-20, 2014-08-21)
  • Patrick Ludovic Graham (1898-1958), army officer: diaries, letters and papers kept while serving with the Royal Horse Artillery on the Western Front 1917-1918 (2014-08-1)
  • Christopher Laurens Sargent (1893-1978), Major, East Kent Regiment and clergyman: family papers rel to the First World War 1913-1943 (2014-01-20)

National Library of Wales: Department of Collection Services

  • John Parry (1888-1965), driver, Royal Field Artillery: diaries on active service, with papers rel to enlistment, training and demobilisation, and related family research papers c1916-1919 (NLW ex 2865)

National Maritime Museum: The Caird Library

  • Gordon Reinhold Bald (1895-1956), Captain RN: journals 1903-1915 (BLD)
  • Frederick Arthur Buckley (1887-1952), Rear Admiral: diaries, logbooks and papers 1904-1933 (REG12/000300)

National Museum of the Royal Navy

  • Edward Masters (b 1885), Leading Signalman: sketchbook and diary covering his service during the Gallipoli campaign 1914-1916 (2014/88)

National Museums Liverpool: Maritime Archives and Library

  • Walter Surry Stevens (1880-1975), seafarer: papers rel to his seafaring career with the Union Castle Line, with photographs of Nurse Blanche Williams (d 1950), his wife, depicting her time on hospital ship 'Grantully Castle' during the First World War 1897-1950 (DX/2585)

Parliamentary Archives

  • Photograph of 'Fetters and Roses Dinner', January 1924, featuring former suffragettes Barbara Ayrton Gould, Dorothy Evans, Viscountess Rhondda, Helen Archdale, Evelyn Sharp, Frederick and Emmeline Pethick-Lawrence, Labour MP Susan Lawrence, and men imprisoned as conscientious objectors during the First World War 1924 (HL/PO/RO/1/203)

Royal Air Force Museum, Department of Research and Information Services

  • Kevin Robert Furniss (1898-1917), Lieutenant, Royal Flying Corps: papers 1898-1922 (X007-5202)
  • Algernon John Insall (b 1896), pilot and observer: pilot's flying log book and memoir 1915-1916 (X007-5266)
  • Meredith Thomas (1892-1984), Air Vice-Marshal: papers incl pilot's flying log books, photographs and other papers 1915-1949 (X007-1391)

Royal Marines Museum

  • Arthur Hancock (b 1877), Private, Royal Marines: diaries rel to his service in the campaigns at Ostend, Antwerp and Gallipoli as well as his time on HMS Perth 1914-1918 (2014/90)

Royal Navy Submarine Museum Archive

  • Sir John Robert Guy Moncreiffe (1884-1934), 9th Baronet, naval officer: personal log book rel to service in submarines 1910-1914 (2014/007)


Fleet Air Arm Museum

  • Philip Ralph Clare (b 1900), naval pilot: flying log book and papers rel to his career in the Royal Naval Air Service 1917-1919 (2014/13)

Geological Society of London

  • Sir Tannatt William Edgeworth David (1858-1934), Lieutenant Colonel, Antarctic explorer and geologist: manuscript abstract of notes on geology at the Western Front 1919 (A/2014/04)


Cambridge University Library: Department of Manuscripts and University Archives

  • Florence Image (d 1962), wife of John Maxwell Image: Cambridge diary 1916-1919 (MS Add. 10053)

Cambridge University: Churchill Archives Centre

  • Kathleen Wanstall (fl 1910-1918), nurse: First World War scrapbook, while living and working in Germany 1910-1918 (MISC 98)

Cardiff University

  • Research material collected by A Colin Hughes rel to memories of the fighting at Mametz, compiled for the book 'Mametz: Lloyd George's 'Welsh Army' at the Battle of the Somme', incl corresp, diary extracts and photographs 1974-1998 (461)

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

  • Edward Robert Victor Burns (1896-1968), Colonel: 'Boy at a Gallop', a fictionalised account of Burns' First World War service, and an account of his command of the 'A' Field (Anti-Tank) Regiment, Royal Artillery, 1940 1965 (Burns, E R V)
  • Lionel Peter Collins (1878-1957), Brigadier: letters sent home from his service with the Indian Army, some rel to action in Gallipoli 1913-1924 (Collins, L P)
  • Frances Justina Collins (fl 1883-1919), volunteer in Women's Auxiliary Army Corps: letters sent home rel to service with the Army Corps in Berlin 1919 (Collins, F J)
  • Robert John Collins (1880-1950), Major General: letters sent home from the Western Front rel to service on the General Staff, British Expeditionary Force 1914-1918 (Collins, R J)
  • Ralph Collins (1877-1957), Rear Admiral: letters sent home incl eye-witness account of the Battle of Jutland and the Royal Navy raid on Zeebrugge 1916-1918 (Collins, R)
  • Alfreda Glenny (1884-1973), Red Cross volunteer: account of her experience as a Red Cross volunteer nurse in Montenegro in the First World War 1965 (Glenny)
  • Stuart Dewes Hayward (1898-1983), Lieutenant Colonel: First World War photographs of British troops in Mesopotamia, with post-war photographs of British Army armoured cars in Egypt and Sudan and diary of safari in Sudan 1917-1925 (Hayward)
  • Thomas Maxwell Moncrieff Penney (1893-1969), Captain: letters sent home during service with the Royal Engineers, from Salonika, Chanak, Turkey and India 1917-1919 (Penney, T M M)

Leicester University Library: Special Collections

  • 5th Northern General Hospital, military hospital, Leicester: photographs and postcards of staff and views of wards at the hospital, later part of Leicester University 1914-1918 (Acc 2014/23)

London University: Senate House Library

  • First World War era suppressed leaflets and pamphlets incl those written by Clifford Allen and Fenner Brockway, The Tribunal, Union of Democratic Control, No Conscription Fellowship, with pacifist leaflets 1913-1923 (MS1152)

Manchester University: University of Manchester Library

  • Arthur Powell (1896-1968), soldier: letters (65) written whilst serving in the First World War and after 1916-1919 (2014/57)

Oxford University: Bodleian Library, Special Collections

  • Laurence Henry Bliss (fl 1869-1916), motor mechanic and driver, Army Service Corps: letters while serving in France and Belgium 1914-1916 (Twamley (9500))
  • Hayter Wilmot Pope (1891-1974), wireless and signals operator: working notebooks and papers incl material rel to working for Marconi during and after the First World War c1914-1974 (Pope)

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

  • Sir William Rupert Hay (1893-1962), Lieutenant Colonel, Indian administrator: photograph albums rel to school, Mesopotamia (1917-1919), Waziristan and the North West Frontier, visit to Pre Ghal, Dokalim Boundary Commission (1932), Mardan, Malakand, Swat (1932-1933), Kabul and Afgahnistan 1910-1935 (0138)

University of Birmingham: Cadbury Research Library: Special Collections

  • G L Smith (fl 1900-1919), clergyman: bound typescript entitled 'War journals England 1918-1919 and other papers' 1918-1919 (MS869)