Three women linking arms. Cat ref: Coal 80/673/013 Accessions to repositories
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Major accessions to repositories in 2016 relating to Military History


Bury Museum and Archives

  • William Hawkins (fl 1940), soldier: personal papers c1940 (FMX/58)
  • Radcliffe Close Wesleyan Methodist Church: soldier's corresp c1914 (CRC/1/10)

City of Westminster Archives Centre

  • Major General Sir Burges Camac (1775-1845): corresp and family papers 1725-1845 (2888)

Coventry Archives & Research Centre

  • Salute the Soldier exhibition week book of signatures 1944 (PA3121)

Denbighshire Archives

  • Hooson family of Caerfallen, Ruthin: prisoner of war corresp to Kathleen Hooson and others 1945-1950 (DD/DM/1902)

East Riding of Yorkshire Archives and Local Studies Service

  • 158 Squadron Association: additional subjects files and casualty files c1940-2010 (DDX2062)

Hampshire Archives and Local Studies

  • HMS Daedalus, Royal Naval Air Station, Lee-on-Solent: historic building reports 1947-2011 (80A16)

Hull History Centre (Hull City Archives)

  • George Kenneth Ward (fl 1943-1945), Royal Air Force: diary while on active service 1943-1945 (C DIGK)

Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland, Record Office for

  • Order of Service for interment of an unknown First World War soldier of the Leicestershire Regt, buried at St Mary's A D S Cemetery, Haisnes, France 2016 (DE9200)

Sheffield City Archives

  • Joe Rhodes (1900-1968), Royal Navy: First World War letters c1909-1929 (X747)

Somerset Heritage Centre (South West Heritage Trust)

  • Somerset: War Stories interviews rel to Second World War 2015 (A\EEB)

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

  • 16th/5th The Queen's Royal Lancers: archives (The Royal Lancers Trust) mid 18th-21st cent (SD 1734)

Surrey History Centre

  • Lt Col St Barbe Russell Sladen (c1873-1918), Queen's Royal West Surrey Regiment: papers incl diaries, letters and photographs rel mainly to his First World War service 1878-1926 (QRWS/30/SLADEN)
  • Major Alfred Frank Tredgold (fl 1915-1919), Queen's Royal West Surrey Regiment: papers incl letters from Gallipoli and drawings of Gallipoli landscape 1915-1919 (QRWS/30/TRED)

Tyne and Wear Archives

  • Ernest William Swan (1883-1948), armaments manufacturer and naval officer: corresp 1870-1948 (DF.EWS)

Warwickshire County Record Office

  • John Stafford (fl 1916-1919), of Atherstone, Royal Army Service Corps: photographs during First World War service 1893-1904 (PH1301)

West Glamorgan Archive Service

  • Gower Home Guard (15th Battalion Glamorgan Home Guard): register of members 1940-1945 (D/D Z 1005)

West Sussex Record Office

  • William Henry Abbott (fl 1884-1919), Royal Sussex Regiment of Infantry: papers 1884-1919 (18377)
  • Royal Air Force Association: Steyning and Adur branch: minutes and record books 1946-2016 (18402)

West Yorkshire Archive Service, Leeds

  • 62 Battalion, Machine Gun Corps: Commanding Officer field message book 1918-1919 (WYL2532)

Wigan Archives and Local Studies

  • George Derbyshire (fl 1935), soldier of the Manchester Regiment and Territorial Forces: personal and military diaries rel to the Second World War 1935-1960 (Acc 2016/3)
  • Leigh Prisoner of War Camp: plans 1914 (Acc 2016/11)

Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service

  • Arthur Thomas (fl 1914-1945), serviceman: wartime records rel to both First and Second World Wars 1917-1944 (15934)
  • Commission of Array calling men to join the King's army 1642 (15911)


Imperial War Museum Department of Documents

  • R H N Ashe (fl 1945), Squadron Leader, RAF: photographs taken at the Mittelwerk V-1/V-2 underground construction facility and Mittlebau-Dora concentration camp near Nordhausen, Germany at the end of the Second World War 1945 (2016-08-02)
  • Chaim Berlin (fl 1939-1945), Jewish soldier of the Polish Army: photographic prints rel to his time as a prisoner of war at Stalag VIIIA in Gorlitz, Germany, during the Second World War 1939-1945 (2016-11-07)
  • D C Burnley (fl 1925-1928), flying officer, RAF: photograph albums and loose photographic prints 1925-1928 (2016-07-02)
  • Peter Ritchie Ritchie-Calder (1906-1982), Baron Ritchie Calder, author: photographic prints rel to his time as Director of Plans and Campaigns in the Political Warfare Executive of the British Government during the Second World War 1942-1945 (2016-02-05)
  • Ben Giladi (fl 1937-1993), resident of Piotrkow Trybunalski, Poland: photographic prints rel to Piotrkow Trybunalski in Poland prior to and after the Second World War 1937-1993 (2016-11-06)
  • Henry Reginald Hardy (fl 1930-1948), flying officer, RAF: photograph albums and ephemera c1930-1948 (2016-04-03)
  • Claude Harris (1883-1963), Royal Naval Air Service (RNAS): photographic prints 1914-1918 (2016-01-01)
  • James Frederick Geering (fl 1939-1945), chief petty officer, Royal Navy: photograph albums 1939-1945 (2016-04-03)
  • Major Percival Ernest Johnston (fl 1933-1972), photographer: photograph albums, loose photographic prints and ephemera 1951-1958 (2016-11-09)
  • Iain King (b 1971), stabilisation advisor and photographer: digital image files 2008-2009 (2016-09-11)
  • Sergeant Steve Taylor (fl 2007-2012), Royal Corps of Signals and photographer: digital image files 2007-2012 (2016-10-01)
  • Padre Andrew Totten (fl 1990-2016), chaplain: digital image files 2010-2011 (2016-02-01)
  • Brian Warsap (fl 1943-1945): photographic prints of the USAAF airbase at Duxford 1943-1945 (2016-02-03)
  • Edward Wells (fl 1939-1960), canteen manager in the Naval Army, Air Forces Institute (NAAFI) and the Royal Navy: photograph albums and loose photographic prints 1942-1960 (2016-12-02)
  • J W Woodrow (fl 1914-1917), 90th Battery Royal Field Artillery: film negatives 1914-1917 (2016-06-01)
  • Royal Naval Film Section: photographic prints 1945 (2016-11-03)

Island Archives, Guernsey

  • Lt-Commander Reginald Thornton Amedroz (1882-1949): postcard to Ethel Amedroz, his mother, sent from Ilag VII, Laufen, Obb, Germany, incl a hand drawn sketch of his lodgings 1943 (AQ 1472/88)
  • Royal British Legion, Guernsey branch: minutes, corresp and financial records c1901-2000 (AQ 0022; AQ 1488)

National Army Museum Templer Study Centre

  • Norman Allen (fl 2016), Brigadier: filmed oral history interview conducted by Robert Fleming with Norman Allen, covering his experience of National Service, career with the Royal Military Police (RMP) and rel to deployment in Hong Kong, Northern Ireland, Berlin and with the Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) 2016 (NAM.2016-10-5)
  • Capt Tim Ash (1933-2012): photograph albums rel to his time as Desert Intelligence Officer, architectural negatives, group photographs, maps and handwritten notes in Arabic c1970 (NAM.2016-03-37-69)
  • Edward George Spencer Churchill (1876-1964): papers incl a typewritten copy of his diary during his time with the Grenadier Guards and service in South Africa, covering the journey from Southampton to Capetown, duties at the front, sketch maps of the terrain and positions, camp conditions, and experiences in action 1900-1902 (NAM.2016-10-23-5)
  • Maj John Archibald Davenport (1878-1938), 2nd Bn Lancashire Fusiliers: manuscript history book 'The Torgau History of the European War' 1914-1918 (NAM.2016-01-13)
  • Gen Peter de la Billiere (b 1934): filmed oral history conducted by Sophie Stathi for the National Army Museum Building For The Future gallery development 2015 (NAM.2016-01-24-25)
  • Gen Sir Miles Christopher Dempsey (1896-1969): corresp with Sir Alan Lascelles, King George VI's private secretary, rel to Army uniform and the retention of the Sam Browne belt and the officer's sword 1947 (NAM.2016-01-10)
  • Edward VIII (1894-1972), King of Great Britain and Ireland, afterwards Duke of Windsor: letter to Lieutenant Colonel Maxwell Earle DSO, Commanding Officer 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards, rel to his disappointment at not being allowed to embark to France with the regiment, and optimism on the offensive on the front 1914 (NAM.2016-10-23-167)
  • Edward VII (1894-1972), King of Great Britain and Ireland, afterwards Duke of Windsor: letter to Denzil George Fortescue, 6th Earl Fortescue (1893-1977) from Warley Barracks, Brentford, rel to his commission into the 1st Grenadier Guards, conditions at Warley, training, and hopes to embark for Belgium 1914 (NAM.2016-10-23-168)
  • Capt Henry Riversdale Elliot (fl 1867-1868), Madras sappers and miners: papers, incl letters from Abyssinia to his wife Carmina in India, with details of the campaign and life in camp and during marches, a letter to his father-in-law Col Macintire in Bangalore, a booklet of campaign notes and orders, and printed transcripts of the letters entitled 'The march to Magdala and back' rel to the Abyssinia Campaign 1867-1868 (NAM.2016-10-11)
  • Cpl Ian Forsyth (fl 2003-2009), army photographer, Royal Logistic Corps: collection of digital images associated with Operation Telic, Iraq 2006-2007 (NAM.2016-04-110)
  • Sgt Rupert Frere (fl 2001-2012), Royal Logistic Corps: collection of digital images associated with Operation HERRICK, Afghanistan 2006-2012 (NAM.2016-04-9 to 108)
  • Lieut H P L Heyworth (fl 1900-1902), 2nd Battalion North Staffordshire Regiment: letters written during the Boer War to his sister, Winnie 1900-1902 (NAM.2016-11-7)
  • Katherine Emily Holt (b 1972), photojournalist: collection of digital images relating to the British Army's deployment to Sierra Leone in support of Ebola projects 2015 (NAM.2016-09-4)
  • Cpl Ian Houlding (fl 2007-2008), Royal Logistic Corps: digital images featuring the Parachute Regiment band, training exercises, the Ipswich camp, Operation HERRICK, recruitment, repatriation services, and royal visits 2007-2008 (NAM.2016-04-3 to 104)
  • Daniel Owen Woolgar Jarvis (b1972), politician: filmed oral history interview conducted by Dr Peter Johnston at Portcullis House, London, rel to Operation HERRICK, Afghanistan 2015 (NAM.2016-09-19)
  • L Cpl Teresa Moloney (fl 2016): digital photographs incl RLC female football team, RLC ski team members, and a portrait shot of Moloney in Afghanistan 2016 (NAM.2016-03-29)
  • Field Marshal Bernard Law Montgomery (1887-1976), 1st Viscount Montgomery: letter to 14 year old Ian Pepper advising him to join the army 1966 (NAM.2016-02-43)
  • Giles Penfound (b 1965), army photographer: collection of digital images entitled 'Bosnian Baptism', rel to the Chesshire Regiment and the Ahmici Massacre, Bosnia (contains graphic images - partially closed) 1993 (NAM.2016-04-111)
  • Brig General Francis John Pink (1857-1934): photograph album and scrapbook 1875-1931 (NAM.2016-03-1 to 2)
  • Helena Tym and Robin Thatcher: filmed oral history about the death of their son, Rfm Cyrus Thatcher, and the support offered by the armed forces charity SSAFA, conducted by Emma Mawdsley for National Army Museum Building For The Future gallery development 2015 (NAM.2016-01-15)
  • Lt Col Stuart Tootal (fl 2006-2016): oral history interview conducted by Mairead O'Hara for the National Army Museum Helmand exhibition 2016 (NAM.2016-06-4 & 2016-09-30)
  • Sir Edward Walker (1612-1677), Garter King of Arms: documents rel to the English Civil War in the West Country, incl minutes of meetings of the Council of War, draft proclamations and commissioning documents 1643-1645 (NAM.2016-07-42)
  • Maj Duncan Webb (fl 1900-1902), Deputy Assistant Quartermaster General 6th Division: papers rel to his experiences in South Africa during the Boer War c1900-1902 (NAM.2016-11-67)
  • 1st or Grenadier Regiment of Foot Guards: records 1701-1994 (NAM.2016-01-20, NAM.2016-10-23)
  • Ministry of Defence: map of Colchester training areas 1970 (NAM.2016-01-20)
  • Ministry of Defence: digital records 'The Historical Army List 1754-2005 Part I' 2013 (NAM.2016-12-6)
  • Ministry of Defence: the e-army list 2006-2013 (CD Roms) 2012-2014 (NAM.2016-12-8 to 13)
  • Old and the Bold Project: video interview with Chelsea Pensioners, Royal Hospital Chelsea 2016 (NAM.2016-03-23 to 27)
  • Trucial Oman Scouts: photographs, papers and videos of officers and activities c1951-1976 (NAM.2016-03-4, 9 to 12, 20)
  • Derek Eland: records incl images of diary card entries by serving soldiers, digital documents containing transcriptions of the cards and a digital film file of a night operation, 'Bahadar attack night firing', rel to Operation HERRICK 13, Afghanistan 2011 (NAM.2016-04-109)

National Maritime Museum: The Caird Library and Archive

  • Lt Orthnel Mawdesley (fl 1807-1808), Royal Navy: journal detailing an unsuccessful attack on a Spanish ship at Vigo and his captivity with other members of the crew of HMS Theseus in Galicia 1807-1808 (REG16/000117)

National Museum of the Royal Navy

  • Ian MN Mudie (fl 1926-1945), telegraphist air gunner: flying log books and corresp incl papers rel to operation of No 1 Telegraphist Air Gunners School, Worthy Down (1939) and setting up and operation of No 2 Telegraphist Air Gunners School, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia (1941-1945) 1926-1945 (NMRN 2016/69)
  • Royal Naval Airship Station Folkestone: copy duty roster and watch list 1916 (NMRN 2016/4/1-3)
  • List of officers of the Ninth Submarine Flotilla, Royal Netherlands Submarine Flotilla and HMS Ambrose during Second World War 1939-1945 (NMRN 2016/64/1)

Royal Air Force Museum, Department of Research and Information Services

  • Royal Air Force Athletic Association: papers incl photographs, programmes, magazines and historical data 1919-2014 (X007-9174)


King's College, Taunton

  • Daniel Norton (1919-1945), pupil of King's College Taunton and serviceman: photographs and press cuttings rel to school career and distinguished military service 1936-1945 (Acc 2016/05)


Cambridge University Library: Royal Commonwealth Society Library

  • Henry Burney (1792-1845), Lieutenant Colonel Bengal Army, diplomat: official papers, corresp, diaries and research notes 1784-1845 (RCMS 65)

Durham University Library, Special Collections

  • Brigadier Sir Gilbert Falkingham Clayton (1875-1929), General Colonial Administrator: Sudan campaigns letters 1898-1919 (SAD)

Heritage Quay - University of Huddersfield Archives

  • Arthur Gardiner (fl 1900-1950), labour activist, conscientious objector: additional papers incl 1917 diary, with his library c1900-1950 (AG)

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

  • Edmund Henry Hynman Allenby (1861-1936), 1st Viscount Allenby of Megiddo, Field Marshal: additional papers comprising letters home from overseas services incl South Africa, Second Boer War, Western Front and Palestine, with press cuttings and photographs 1882-1919 (Acc 3317)
  • Alan Francis Brooke (1883-1963), 1st Viscount Alanbrooke, Field Marshal: additional papers incl appointment diaries, personal corresp, photographs, press cuttings and publications 1898-1962 (Acc 3302, Acc 3307, Acc 3308)
  • Sir John Brown (1880-1958), architect and army officer: additional papers incl reports, photographs and maps rel to service with 4th Northamptonshire Regiment, Palestine (1917) 1917-1933 (Acc 3257)
  • Captain John Parton Gabriel (1911-1941): papers incl diary and photographs rel to the retreat to Dunkirk 1939-1941 (Acc 3256, Acc 3304)
  • Sir Lt-General Otto Marling Lund (1891-1956): additional papers incl diary rel to service with Royal Horse Artillery and Royal Field Artillery on Western Front, and material incl diary and photographs rel to service as ADC to Gen Sir Henry Rawlinson, Commander-in-Chief, British Military Mission to North Russia 1914-1919 (Acc 3389)
  • Brigadier Walter Buckley Radford (1903-1987): copy letter detailing his liberation from prisoner of war camp 1945 (Acc 3377)
  • BRIXMIS Association: memoirs, copies of Stasi reports, photographs and related material rel to service in East Germany 1945-2016 (Acc 3274, Acc 3341)

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

  • William Gore (b 1951), Sultan's Forces Engineer: photographs rel to service in Oman 1975-1977 (0327)
  • Dehesh Houshang (b 1937): memoir 'Major Arms Procurement in Iran 1970-74' rel to his time as principal adviser to General Hassan Toufanian 2016 (0629)
  • Stephen Lloyd Langlie (b 1933), United States Military Assistance Advisory Group Mission to Tehran: memoir and interview rel to his role in Iran (1952-1953) incl account of 1953 coup 2016 (0351)