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Major accessions to repositories in 2014 relating to Military History


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)

Barking and Dagenham Archives and Local Studies Service

  • John Gaspard Le Marchant (1766-1812), Major General: notebook of copy letters to his daughter Katherine probably transcribed by John Gaspard Fanshawe 1811-1812 (ACQ2014/038)
  • Bertram Charles Roy Thomas (1925-2014), of Dagenham: photographs and papers of RAF service and life and career in Dagenham 1940-2014 (ACQ2014/026)

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)

Bath Record Office

  • Research into Bath war memorials by Bill Hanna 1990-2010 (1119)

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)
  • Burma Star Association, Bedford and Milton Keynes branch: papers 1976-2013 (X902)
  • Oral history interviews and research papers rel to the Women's Land Army, Bedford 1940-2014 (Z1533)

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)
  • George Lake (fl 1940-1950), Birmingham Home Guard: records mid 20th cent (MS 4762)
  • Index of air raid casualties in Birmingham 1940-1941 (MS 4616)

Bristol Record Office

  • William Pain (1895-1991), of Totterdown: military and family papers 1900-1991 (45420)

Cambridgeshire Archives

  • Air Training Corps 104 (City of Cambridge) Squadron: personnel records and programmes 1939-1982 (R114/002)

Centre for Buckinghamshire Studies

  • Susan Cowdy, nee Stewart-Liberty (1914-1996), natural historian and conservationist: typed reminiscences rel to Second World War, incl Women's Land Army and to The Lee c1999 (AR 105/2014)
  • Jo Sienkewicz (fl 1990-2000), local historian: research papers rel to Coombe Hill Boer War Monument 20th-21st cent (AR 85/2014)
  • 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)

Ceredigion Archives

  • Papers rel to prisoners of war at Henllan and their connection with Llwynbedw farm, Mydroilyn (ADX/1393)

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)
  • Account of bombing raid, Penzance, with corresp and copy minutes 1942 (AD2316)

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)

  • Bradbeer family of Bovey Tracey and Exeter: personal and family papers incl photographs and box of stained-glass fragments from the windows of Exeter Cathedral, blown out during the Blitz 19th-20th cent (8732)
  • Barbara M Guest (fl 1943-1946), Second World War land girl: papers rel to the Women's Land Army incl letters of acceptance, duty rota, certificates, personal message from the Queen and photographs 1943-1946 (8869)
  • 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)

Dumfries and Galloway Archives

  • King's Own Scottish Borderers (25th Foot): squad roll book, 3rd Battalion c1899-1900 (GGD742)

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)
  • Royal Observer Corps, 30 Group - Durham: records rel to the plotting of Rudolf Hess' flights into the UK 1941 (D/X 1064)

East Riding of Yorkshire Archives and Local Studies Service

  • Mary Gorzelak (b c1933), resident of Hull: diary featuring memories of time in the East Riding during the Second World War 2004-2014 (DDX2006/1)
  • 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

  • Harold Arthur Corbin (fl 1939-1946), flight officer: diaries 1941-1946 (Acc 12005)
  • Frank Sayers (1913-1991), resident of Eastbourne: letters while on active service during Second World War, with photographs 1920-1950 (Acc 11771)
  • 208th (Sussex) Field Company, Royal Engineers: journal 1934-1936 (Acc 11897)
  • Haywards Heath Home Guard: nominal roll 1940-1942 (Acc 12029)
  • 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

  • British Korean Veterans Association, Essex No. 1 Colchester branch: records incl minutes, corresp and roll of honour 1954-2014 (A14068)
  • Society of Friends, Thaxted: additional records comprising corresp rel to conscientious objectors 1916-1919 (A13992)

Falkirk Archives

  • Grangemouth Aerodrome: plans 1939-1941 (A2202)

Flintshire Record Office

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

Glamorgan Archives

  • Doris Harding (b 1922), of Cardiff: personal papers incl photographs rel to time in Cardiff, and as member of the Women's Land Army working at Cwm-yr-Eglwys, Pembrokeshire c1920-1989 (D1177)

Gloucestershire Archives

  • Royal British Legion, Colesbourne and Withington branch: minutes, corresp and accounts 1935-2002 (D13697)

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)

Gwynedd Archives, Caernarfon Record Office

  • HMS Glendower, Second World War naval camp: cookery training ledger 1945 (XM13105)

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)
  • Long family of Preshaw: scrapbooks of Lady Mary Long (1789-1875) incl poems and transcripts, with newscuttings rel to the Napoleonic War and Caroline, Princess of Wales 1798-1828 (94A14)
  • Charles Francis Ley (1902-1977), President of Fawley Royal British Legion: personal, military and professional papers 1916-2013 (38A14)
  • Andover War Memorial Hospital: additional records 1919-2006 (99A14)
  • Basingstoke Borough: roll of First World War dead 1916-1919 (148M71)
  • Gosport War Memorial Hospital: accounts ledger 1923-1945 (143A14)
  • Photograph album presented by patients of Red Cross Hospital, Winchester to Countess Northbrook 1915 (69A14)

Haringey Archive Service

  • Haringey Emergency Corps and Hornsey Civil Defence Corps: minutes, financial records, manuals, reports, corresp and photographs 1960-2010 (ldbcm:a:1/LBH/B17)

Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies

  • JS Paterson (fl 1960-1993), commercial director, British Aerospace plc: working papers incl records rel to Trident and relationships between BAe and China c1960-1993 (Acc 5567)

Highland Archives: Lochaber Archive Centre

  • John Macdonald (fl 1730-1750), Jacobite officer: account entitled 'A true and real state of Prince Charles Stuart's miraculous escape after the battle of Cullodden' [transferred from West Highland Museum] 18th cent (L/D144)
  • Gordon Highlanders (75/92nd Regiments): orderly book [transferred from West Highland Museum] 1794-1795 (L/D152)

Hull History Centre (Hull City Archives)

  • Peter Warren (fl 1938-1944), Merchant Navy cadet: account of Second World War experiences, with associated letters 1938-1944 (C DIWA)

Kingston Museum and Heritage Service

  • Map showing location of Second World War air raid shelters in Malden and Coombe c1939-1945 (KT292)

Lancashire Archives

  • John Butler (fl c1950), soldier, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment: commonplace book c1899-1959 (DDX 3028)
  • 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)
  • William Grindley (fl 1823-1842), Lieutenant, Royal Leicestershire Regiment (17th foot): commission of his appointment in the regiment, signed by George IV, with his later appointment as Justice of the Peace for Trinidad 1823-1835 (DE8735)
  • Arthur Edwin Ogden (b 1913), Corporal, 1st Leicestershire Regiment: photographs, service certificates, with Prisoner of War poem by Ogden 1935-1986 (DE8712)
  • 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)
  • Photographs and ephemera rel to the Second World War military service of Harold and Albert Burton of Shepshed, with some family ephemera 1939-1946 (DE8709)

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)
  • Jean Godson (fl c1930-1949): narrative of her early life incl material rel to Grantham during Second World War and treatment for tuberculosis at Branston Hall Sanatorium c2011 (MISC DON 1812)
  • Letters sent by German prisoners of war to Margaret Peasgood, Northope House, Bourne 1946-1949 (MISC DON 1827)

Liverpool Record Office

  • Anfield Cemetery: burial register for soldiers interred during the Second World War 1939-1945 (352 CEM/6/3a/1)

Norfolk Record Office

  • Norfolk Yeomanry: E Troop orderly book 1794-1795 (MC 3119)

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

  • Photographs of Jimmy Miller and other unnamed soldiers at Longhirst Hall and other locations in Northumberland 1914-1919 (NRO 10640)

Nottinghamshire Archives

  • Henry William Garton (fl 1909): papers incl account of war service and escape from Sulmona Camp, with other Garton family papers 19th-20th cent (8622, 8629)
  • Gedling Womens Institute: log of items provided for members of the armed forces 1939-1945 (8675)

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)

Plymouth and West Devon Record Office

  • John Berryman (fl 1941-1945) schoolboy, Plymouth: diaries (3) rel to scouting, motor car marks, air raids and wartime shortages 1941-1945 (4042)
  • 'Our String': biographical account of the night bombing raid over Plymouth (13 January 1941) 2014 (4019)

Portsmouth History Centre

  • Portsmouth War Memorial: fundraising papers, incl letters from donors and copy replies 1919-1922 (2858A)

Rotherham Archives and Local Studies

  • York and Lancaster Regiment: administrative records, incl operation orders, plans, trench maps and instructions for military engagements, recruitment and training material, with digests of service, war diaries for some battalions, reports and narrative accounts, publications, photographs and c900 sets of soldiers' personal papers [transferred from York and Lancaster Regimental Museum] 1758-1980 (578-K)

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)
  • Vera Pinder (1920-2014), Second World War steel worker: personal papers 1920-2010 (2014/30)
  • Thomas Powell (1916-1995), amateur football player and coach, Sheffield: photographs and papers rel to school days, his Second World War army service in the Royal Signals, and his activities as a football player, coach and agent c1929-1969 (2014/19)

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)

  • Gillson family of Bridgwater: military papers 1915-1945 (A\DXL)
  • Hood family, Viscounts Bridport: corresp, diaries and papers incl memoirs of John Periam of Butleigh Wootton 1791, pattern book 1675, recipe book, file of letters written by Horatio Nelson 1795-1800, with covering letters, a letter from the Duke of Wellington 1836, and a signed poem from the Poet Laureate Southey 1827 1600-1999 (A\DXD)
  • Henry Evelyn Selwyn Marshall (1917-1990), Captain, Somerset Light Infantry: photographs and papers incl copy and transcript of a letter from Belsen concentration camp 1940-1949 (DD\SLI)
  • Somerset Light Infantry (Prince Albert's) (13th Foot): additional records First World War and later 1914-1936 (DD\SLI)
  • Yeovil Home Guard: records [transferred from Yeovil Library] 1940-1945 (A\AXK)
  • Corresp rel to the requisition of cottages at Broughton Farm, Ilton for war workers 1942-1945 (A\DVA)
  • 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)

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

  • William H Pretty (fl 1925-1964), soldier, policeman, amateur boxer: album recording his boxing career in the British Army and Staffordshire Police c1925-1964 (7339)
  • Wendy Tildesley (fl 2007), of Little Horsley Farm: family papers rel to the farm, to her father Frederick Kirk, Clerk of Works in South Staffordshire, and to her grandmother, May Hall of Coven, cookery teacher and expert in wartime cooking 1806-2007 (7376)
  • Royal British Legion, Hixon branch: records incl minutes 1938-2004 (7323)

Suffolk Record Office, Ipswich Branch

  • Grundisburgh Parish Council: additional records rel mainly to war memorial 1916-1949 (EG32)

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 William Bowen (fl 1916-1966), Regimental Quartermaster Sergeant, 4th Battalion, Queen's Royal West Surrey Regiment: papers and photographs 1916-1966 (QRWS/30 add)
  • Herbert Brain (fl 1915-1918), Private, East Surrey Regiment: photographs and notebook 1915-1918 (ESR/25 add)
  • Geoffrey Edward Batt-Collins (1917-2002), Major, East Surrey Regiment and Queen's Royal West Surrey Regiment: photographs 1939-1942 (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)
  • James Hall (fl 1904-2000), Sergeant, 1st Battalion, Queen's Royal West Surrey Regiment: photographs and scrapbook c1904-2010 (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)
  • Harry Smith (fl 1927-1937), Captain, 1st Battalion East Surrey Regiment: photographs 1927-1937 (ESR/25 add)

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)

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)
  • James Jarman (fl 1939-1947), Royal Engineer: scrapbook 1939-1947 (Acc1588)

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)
  • Hubert Thomas (b c1928), Civil Defence messenger: recorded interview with Thomas recalling the Three Nights' Blitz on Swansea (1941) 2014 (D/D Z 717)
  • Memories of Old Clydach, oral history project: oral history recordings rel to the Second World War and thereafter 2014 (T 33)
  • Parc Wern Hospital, Swansea: autograph book of Hilda Conibear containing soldiers' signatures 1916 (D/D Z 941)
  • Recording 'Voices of Conscience - Lleisiau Cydwybod' comprising short films of personal experiences of war, peacemaking and conscientious objection, incl material rel to John Oliver Watkins of Swansea and the Friends' Ambulance Unit 2014

West Sussex Record Office

  • Garrick Dermod Bowyer (c1920-2009), 2nd Lieutenant, 7th Battalion Royal Sussex Regiment: account rel to Second World War action in Amiens, May 1940 2009 (17494)
  • Chichester City Council: notice from the Town Clerk of Chichester entitled 'If invasion comes' 1941 (17468)
  • RAF Thorney Island: scrapbooks 1974-1976 (17628)
  • Royal British Legion, Warnham branch: papers c1920-1979 (17769)
  • Royal Sussex Regiment: corresp, photographs, newscuttings, programmes, orders of service, research notes and service papers 1805-2014 (17595)

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)

Wigan Archives Service

  • Wigan British Legion Comrades Club Ltd: records c1920-1989 (Acc. 2014/26)
  • Plan of air raid shelters at Ince Moss Colliery c1942 (Acc 2014/36)

Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre

  • Christopher Herbert Fleetwood Fuller (fl 1923-1941), Lieutenant Colonel, Corsham: photograph album 1923-1939 (348A)
  • Cecil Lambert (fl 1914-1970), 1st Wessex Field Company 27th Division Royal Engineers: notebook with Western Front diary entries 1915 (2809)
  • Royal British Legion, Wootton Bassett and District branch: additional corresp, accounts and papers 1981-2013 (3412)

Wirral Archives Service

  • Birkenhead County Borough: records rel to Second World War 1940-1942 (2168)

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)
  • Diaries rel to the Second World War, creator unknown (3) 1943-1945 (15639)


British Library: Asian and African Studies (previously Oriental and India Office Library)

  • John Hopkins (fl 1775-1783), Captain, Bombay Army: journal describing his experiences in the First Maratha War 1775 (Mss Eur F691)
  • Henry Noel Cochrane Stevenson (b 1903), Burma Frontier Service and Director of Frontier Areas Administration: memoir of service in Burma c1940-1945 (Mss Eur F690)

English Heritage Archive

  • Jack Casement (1880-1944), Captain RN: photographs rel to submarines 1921 (JXC01)

Imperial War Museum Department of Documents

  • George Milford-Cottam (1918-2009), Captain, 4th County of London Yeomanry: photograph albums 1940-1946 (2014-10-07)
  • William A Holdsworth (fl 1917-1918), driver with the Hejaz Armoured Car Battery: photograph albums 1917-1918 (2014-10-11)
  • Pierse Joseph Mackesy (1883-1956), army officer: papers rel to his command of 49th (West Riding) Division and land forces in the Narvik area of Norway in 1940 1938-1985 (Documents.24011)
  • 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)
  • Focke-Wulf Flugzeugbau AG, aircraft manufacturers, Bremen: photograph albums, prints, negatives and associated papers 1923-1945 (2014-10-01)
  • National Projectile Factories: photograph albums 1916 (2014-11-04)

Island Archives, Guernsey

  • John Martin (1918-2011), Vice Admiral: scrapbooks as Lieutenant Governor of Guernsey 1972-1980 (AQ 1337, AQ 1338)
  • G Balmforth, ophthalmic optician, Guernsey: diaries and cuttings while evacuated in England 1940-1944 (AQ 1380/88)
  • Ladies' College Guild, Guernsey: evacuation diary, photographs, minutes and cuttings 1800-2014 (AQ 1447)
  • Photographs of march pasts and parades, Royal Guernsey Artillery 1920-1939 (AQ 1431 (59, 64-68))
  • 'Die Insel Alderney' German Occupation guide book 1944 (AQ 1407/32)

Jersey Archive

  • Brideaux family of Jersey: Red Cross corresp between Wilfred Philip Brideaux in Quebec, Canada and his family in Jersey during the Occupation 1941-1945 (JA/2613)
  • Norman family of Jersey: Second World War documents 1940-1945 (JA/2432)
  • Dorothy Daymond (fl 1940-1945), of Jersey: Occupation papers 1940-1945 (JA/2529)
  • David Leslie Gale (fl 1940-1945), of Jersey: Occupation letters and papers 1940-1945 (JA/2445)
  • Norman Victor Lacey Rybot (d 1961), Major: newscuttings and letters to Captain Louis Yearsley 1929-1948 (JA/2611)
  • Royal Air Force Association, Jersey branch: corresp and papers 1975-1986 (JA/2593)
  • Occupation diaries of Miss Sinclair of Keechong, St Brelade 1941-1942 (JA/2502)
  • Red Cross messages of Ann Crocker nee Turpin 1941-1944 (JA/2569)

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)
  • Frank Metz (fl 1940-1959), internee and author: letters written to Miss Lillian Tuffel, later his wife, while interned in camps near Liverpool and Peel 1940-1959 (MS 13705)
  • 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)
  • James McCubbin, farmer, Onchan: account book incl payments for internee labour on farm 1934-1944 (MS 13645)
  • Sulby Home Guard: records c1940 (MS 13619)

National Army Museum Templer Study Centre

  • Kathryn 'Kate' Adie (b 1945), author and broadcaster: notebook kept in Bosnia 1993 (2014-12-25)
  • Reginald Seymour Moss-Blundell (1878-1932), Lieutenant Colonel: lecture notes from Staff College, Quetta 1919-1920 (2014-02-62)
  • 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)
  • Mary 'Molly' Frances May (1864-1952), army nurse: letters to her stepmother from No 4 General Hospital on the Mooi River, Natal 1900-1901 (2014-10-32)
  • Christopher Laurens Sargent (1893-1978), Major, East Kent Regiment and clergyman: family papers rel to the First World War 1913-1943 (2014-01-20)
  • Ministry of Defence: Quality Assurance Directorate and Inspectorate of Stores and Clothing ledgers 1900-1999 (2014-02-63)
  • 3rd Battalion, Parachute Regiment: Falklands war diary, compiled by Captain Kevin McGimpsey 1982 (2014-02-6)

National Library of Scotland, Manuscript Collections

  • James Lauder Davidson (1916-1992), forester and soldier: diaries, photographs and papers rel to his work and wartime service in Burma 1938-1947 (Acc.13567)

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)
  • Colin Dundas (1842-1911), Lieutenant RN: navigational papers, incl a sight book from service on HMS Topaze 1852-1878 (NVT/46)

National Museum of the Royal Navy

  • Donald Hibbert (fl 1925-1945), Ordinary Seaman, HMS Exeter and Japanese prisoner of war: papers 20th cent (2014/140)
  • Sir George Johnstone Hope (1767-1818), Rear Admiral: diaries and papers incl an account of the Battle of Trafalgar 1794-1810 (2014/32)
  • Edward Masters (b 1885), Leading Signalman: sketchbook and diary covering his service during the Gallipoli campaign 1914-1916 (2014/88)
  • HMS Salvator, armed yacht: collection of letters sent during the Baltic campaign 1918-1919 (2014/24)

National Museums Liverpool: Maritime Archives and Library

  • Charles Francis Spence (1907-1982), businessman: diary account of the Spence family assisting Allied merchant seafarers in Lourenco Marques, Mozambique, during the Second World War, with photographs, corresp and news cuttings 1939-1980 (DX/2592)
  • 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)
  • Photographs and landing card rel to Derek Edwards' evacuation from Liverpool as a child on Nestor III, Blue Funnel, journeying to Australia 1940 (DX/2595)

Royal Air Force Museum, Department of Research and Information Services

  • Clifford Corry Francis Cooper (1916-2004), RAF pilot and prisoner of war: papers incl pilot's flying log books, a prisoner of war journal, photographs and other papers 1939-1963 (X007-5201)
  • 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)
  • Ivo De Souza (1918-1997), Jamaican diplomat and wartime pilot: memoir 1940-1974 (X007-5270)
  • 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

  • John Oldroyd Forfar (1916-2013), paediatrician: papers as medical officer to 47 Commando through D-Day and Walcheren incl later corresp with veterans, and papers used for the publication of his book 'From Omaha to the Scheldt' 20th cent (2014/63)
  • 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)
  • Corps of Royal Marines: HMS Albion Royal Marines Detachment diary 1954-1956 (2014/67)

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)
  • HMS Conqueror: line book from first commission until after the Falklands War, incl photographs, news cuttings, signals and cartoon drawings 1977-1982 (A2014/002)


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)
  • Ronald Leonard (1926-2010), naval officer and helicopter pilot: papers and log book incl an account of the annexation of Rockall 1945-1955 (2014/34)

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)
  • James Alfred Richardson (1914-2007), geologist: typescript autobiography rel to time as POW in Malaya 1985 (A/2014/12)

Museum of Science and Industry

  • Metropolitan-Vickers Electrical Co Ltd, electrical goods and equipment manufacturers, Manchester: drawings for 5,000KW mobile power units ordered by the Soviet Government 1942-1943 (2014-3025)

Royal College of Nursing Archives

  • Joan Paeke (fl 1924-1991), nurse: papers incl corresp, nursing journals, memoirs, papers rel to nursing work with the Royal Air Force, and oral history interview for the Nurses Voices Project by St George's Hospital Medical School, Kingston University 1924-1991 (C786)

Wellcome Library

  • Margaret Lewis (fl 1940-2004), nurse: memorabilia, corresp and photographs chiefly rel to Lewis' Second World War service with Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service 1940-2004 (MS 9157)


Cambridge University: Churchill Archives Centre

  • Mavis Batey (1921-2013), wartime code-breaker: research papers rel to wartime operations at Bletchley Park c1940-2013 (BTEY)
  • William Courtenay (1896-1960), journalist: amateur film footage, incl of Winston Churchill in Canada (December 1941), scenes with US forces and at Fulton (March 1946) 1941-1946 (CTNY)
  • Patrick Francis Kinna (1913-2009), Private Secretary to Winston Churchill: misc papers rel to Sir Winston Churchill c1918-2007 (KNNA)
  • Radar research slides rel mainly to Air Ministry Research Station, Bawdsey Manor c1944-1946 (MISC 99)

Cardiff University

  • Priscilla Scott-Ellis (1916-1983), Spanish Civil War diarist and nurse: diaries 1937-1941 (415)
  • 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)

Durham University Library, Special Collections

  • Sir Duncan Cumming (1903-1979), Major General, administrator in Sudan Political Service: papers incl letters from Darfur and Kassala, diaries from service in Darfur, Cyrenaica, and Cairo; official papers, articles, personal papers and photographs rel to Sudan, Cyrenaica, Eritrea, Northern Darfur, Abyssinian campaign and Western Desert 1925-1948 (SAD)

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

  • Sir William Gerald Hugh Beach (b 1923), General: speeches, talks and sermons on topics incl international defence, nuclear weapons, NATO, terrorism, Israeli-Palestinian relations and the ethics of warfare 1978-2013 (Beach)
  • 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)
  • Edward Richard Holmes (1946-2011), Brigadier, professor of military and security studies, military historian: papers rel to military career and military history research papers 1969-2011 (Holmes)
  • 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)
  • Keith Glennie-Smith (fl 1953-2011), Lieutenant Colonel: colour slides taken during service as a medical officer in the Korean War, with memoir 'Extracts from the lost diary of a National Service Medical Officer' 1953-2011 (Glennie-Smith)

London University: Institute of Commonwealth Studies

  • William Arthur Watkin Strachan (1921-1998), air force officer, legal administrator, political activist: personal papers c1935-1999 (ICS158)

London University: King's College Archives

  • Frank Howard Budden (1919-1983), doctor: account of air raid bombing of St Thomas' Hospital and Budden's work rescuing casualties 1940 (ST/PP86)

London University: School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)

  • Robert Rycroft (1910-2001), soldier in East Africa and India: papers, photographs and objects rel to Rycroft's work in Kenya and his military experiences in the Second World War c1929-1980 (MS 381199)

London University: Senate House Library

  • Charles William Paulet (1832-1897), Colonel: diary 1871 (MS1210)
  • RW Reader (1914-2013), army officer: papers rel to University of London studies and activities as a lecturer whilst a prisoner of war 1941-1944 (MS1207)

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

  • Mavis Batey (1921-2013), wartime code-breaker: research papers rel to Nuneham Park, Oxfordshire, and the Harcourt family c1950-2010 (9666)
  • Laurence Henry Bliss (fl 1869-1916), motor mechanic and driver, Army Service Corps: letters while serving in France and Belgium 1914-1916 (Twamley (9500))
  • Lesley Le Claire (fl c1950-2000), librarian, Worcester College: family and personal papers, with wartime letters of her mother and letters from Eric Sams c1939-2010 (Le Claire)
  • Herbert Albert Laurens Fisher (1865-1940), historian and statesman: additional family papers incl letters from Charles Fisher while in the Royal Air Force mostly on India service, Barbara Fisher while teaching in the Far East and Winifred Fisher while in sanatoria suffering from tuberculosis 1940-1962 (9647)
  • 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)
  • Charles Stuart (1779-1845), Baron Stuart De Rothesay, diplomat: corresp rel to mission in Lisbon during the Peninsular War 1810-1813 (de Rothesay)
  • Janet Mary Young (1926-2002), Baroness Young of Farnworth, politician: additional papers incl corresp with her parents, speeches, recollections and diary of visit to North America during the Second World War c1940-1990 (Young)

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

  • Michael Paul Butler (b 1940), soldier and development adviser, Abu Dhabi and Oman: memoir 'Muscat Notebook' and 'Salah Notebook' (c1970-1977) 2014 (0563)
  • 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)
  • Hugh Raymond Leach (b 1934), soldier, diplomat, explorer: papers and photographs rel to life and travels incl diaries and photographs rel to Oman, Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan, Persia, Luristan, Pakistan, the discovery of Lake Shiwa as a source of the Oxus, Yemen, Kashgaria and Istanbul 1911-2011 (0549)
  • Norman Nicholson Lewis (1919-2010), conscientious objector: diary and papers rel to wartime service with the Friends Ambulance Unit in Libya and Spears Mobile Clinics in Syria 1940-1946 (0414)
  • Harry Llewellyn Wade (1908-1983), airman: biographical account and photograph album rel to Royal Air Force service in India and Iraq (1928-1934) 1928-2014 (0592)
  • John Edward Ward (b 1940): papers and photographs rel to service in the Sultan's Armed Forces, Oman incl notes, talks and articles 1967-1980 (0588)
  • Patrick Joseph Wilson (1926-2014), military policeman: photographs, memoirs, oral history recordings and related books referring to his service in Royal Military Police, Palestine (1946-1948) c1946-2013 (0596)

St Andrews University Library

  • Tom Russell (b c1925), colonial administrator: diary and papers rel to his time as a prisoner of war 1944-1970 (ms38944)

Sussex University Library Special Collections

  • Frank Lynder (1916-1945), journalist, British Intelligence officer: papers rel to life and career incl journalistic work at the German News Services in post-war Germany, certificates rel to Lynder and his mother, unfinished manuscripts of autobiography, letters to his sister Lisa Hill, with newspaper cuttings and army-related papers c1916-1984 (SxMs176)

University of Birmingham: Cadbury Research Library: Special Collections

  • John Sommerfield (1908-1991), writer and political activist: literary and personal papers, incl revised typescripts of unpublished work, with notebooks rel to time volunteering with the International Brigade in the Spanish Civil War and while on active service with the RAF during the Second World War c1936-1989 (MS873)

University of Southampton Library

  • Lazarus Sheridan (c 1925-2011), writer, teacher: papers rel to his wartime service, career in education and publications 1939-2005 (MS 391)