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Major accessions to repositories in 2017 relating to Military History


Bath Record Office

  • A Fox (fl 1917-1918), soldier: autograph book while at Bath War Hospital 1917-1918 (1193)
  • Walerian Jaworski (b 1927), Polish serviceman in British Army: memoirs and scrapbook, entitled 'Mum, Dad, where are they taking us?' c2016 (1194)

Bedfordshire Archives & Records Service

  • William James Rance Pestell (1906-1992), specialist craftsman at Royal Air Force Cardington: log books for works at Royal Air Force Cardington 1962-1972 (Z1649)

Ceredigion Archives

  • Griffith George Davies (fl1942-1945), Royal Artillery and Second World War prisoner of war: letters, telegrams and postcards rel to his military career 1942-1945 (ADX/1544)

City of Westminster Archives Centre

  • Westminster Dragoons: papers rel to regimental history, incl files of orders, field service notebooks and photograph albums 1895-2013 (2916)

Derbyshire Record Office

  • Eric Walton (1920-2008), RAF clerk: personal and military papers incl documents rel to the negotiations of the Japanese cease fire in 1945 1928-1985 (D6022)
  • Derbyshire Volunteer Training Corps: minute book 1914-1916 (D8094)

Devon Archives and Local Studies Service (South West Heritage Trust)

  • George Peacock (1805-1883), naval officer, surveyor, inventor: log books, diary, corresp, plans and research materials incl thesis on Peacock's life, career and family c1799-2003 (PCK)
  • Reginald Percy Wills (1940-1944), RAF reservist: diaries serving in Britain and the Middle East during the Second World War 1940-1944 (ZAMD)

Durham County Record Office

  • Durham Light Infantry, 68/106th Regiments: material incl Boer War diaries 1900-1901 (D/X 2078)

East Dunbartonshire Archives: Bearsden

  • Royal British Legion, Milngavie and Bearsden branch: minutes, financial records 20th cent (2017/10)

East Riding of Yorkshire Archives and Local Studies Service

  • Stanley Butler (fl 1914-1918), corporal, 27th Durham Light Infantry: First World War notebooks and manuals 1914-1918 (DDX2162)
  • William Henry Thompson (fl 1915-1919), soldier, Labour Battlion: First World War diary notebooks 1915-1919 (DDX2190)

East Sussex Record Office

  • Captain Edwin Sandys Dashwood (1794-1846): diary 1831 (12920)

Essex Record Office

  • Colchester Recalled: recordings of Colchester Tattoo 20th cent (SA825)

Gloucestershire Archives

  • Royal British Legion, Women's Section, Gloucestershire branch: conference minutes, records of closed sections c1937-2010 (D14397)

Gwent Archives

  • Irving Henry Jones (b1898), First World War soldier: audio interview 1985-1987 (D6313)

Gwynedd Archives, Caernarfon Record Office

  • Photo album entitled "My days in the Service" collated by Lieut Corp R Jones 1939-1945 (XS4867)

Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies

  • Major Robert Howard Towell (fl 1955-1959), Combined Cadet Force: records 1955-1959 (Acc 5970)
  • Brief precis of regimental history of the 16th Foot (Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment) 1950s (Acc 5987)
  • Booklet entitled 'Salute to the Regiment', May 1944 (photocopy) 1944 (Acc 6002)
  • Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire Yeomanry Association: records 20th cent (Acc 6003)
  • Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment Association: The Wasp, journal of the 16th foot (Off Acc 1897)

Highland Archives: Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre

  • Vice Admiral Sir Roderick Douglas Macdonald (1921-2001): family and personal papers and artwork 1910-95 (SL/D374)

Hull History Centre (Hull City Archives)

  • James McDonald (fl 1914-1918), soldier: First World War diary and photographs c1914-1918 (C DIMD)
  • Frank Peck (fl 1914-1918), soldier: First World War diary, corresp with Commonwealth War Graves Commission and photos of his grave 1914-2017 (C DFFP)

Huntingdonshire Archives

  • Royal British Legion, Women's Section, St Ives, Huntingdonshire branch: records 1953-2013 (5939)

Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland, Record Office for

  • Lt Augustus Coyne Lynr Chudleigh (fl 1915-1919), Leicestershire Regiment: war diary 1915-1919 (DE9342)
  • Lt Ralph Deedes (fl 1914-1915), Leicester Regiment and 31st Punjabi Regiment: diary incl maps 1914-1915 (DE9333)
  • Raymond Farrant (d 1941), Driver, Royal Army Service Corps: letters to his family 1939-1942 (DE9330)
  • 5th Northern General Hospital, military hospital, Leicester: history of the hospital by Col Louis K Harrison, with reports on the work of the hospital and VADs, and souvenir pamphlet 1919 (DE9311)
  • Royal Leicestershire Regiment (17th Foot): additions incl papers rel to Joseph William Garratt, and RSM Victor Forster 1916-1957 (DE9370)
  • Anonymous illustrated account of uniforms of the Leicestershire Yeomanry and Rifle Volunteers 1821 (DE9313)

Lincolnshire Archives

  • Lincolnshire Yeomanry: rolls and registers of soldiers 1890-1980 (YEOM)

North East Lincolnshire Archives

  • Ernest Dennett (b 1897), gunner, Royal Garrison Artillery: letters to parents during First World War 1916-1918 (1442)
  • Royal British Legion, Laceby and District branch: minute and membership books 1960-1991 (1451)

Nottinghamshire Archives

  • William Marriott (fl 1853-1885), Crimean War soldier: army records for Crimean War incl discharge and pension papers 1853-1885 (9130)
  • Edward Taylor of Nottingham: diary concerning his military career c1890-2017 (9148)

Orkney Archive

  • Orkney Territorial Army Association: records 20th cent

Perth and Kinross Council Archive

  • Commemorative photograph album of King George VI and General Sikorski's visit to the Polish army in Blairgowrie 1941 (17/23)

Powys Archives

  • James Vaughan (fl1842-1881), assistant surgeon, Light Battalion: note book 1842-1881 (B/SOC/4)

Sheffield City Archives

  • Edward Guite (1884-1918), soldier, 2nd/4th Battalion, King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry: First World War corresp and family photographs 1908-1939 (X806)

Shropshire Archives

  • Percy William Micklewright (b 1890), Royal Army Medical Corps: diary serving with RAMC in France and Belgium 1914-1918 (9386)

Somerset Heritage Centre (South West Heritage Trust)

  • G G Chetwynd-Stapylton (fl 1839-1843), Somerset Light Infantry: copy of diary during the First Afghan War 1839-1843 (DD\SLI)
  • Somerset yeomanry: West Somerset Yeomanry Cavalry no 7 Troop log book 1840-1852 (A\BAV)

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

  • Frank Tompkinson (fl 1915-1918), bombardier, Royal Artillery: papers incl letters (c100) to his sister Nellie 1915-1918 (L396)
  • 16th/5th The Queen's Royal Lancers: additional records comprising American Revolutionary War nominal roll of killed, dead and wounded, with documents rel to career of Cholmeley Dering of the 16th Regiment of Dragoons 1777-1791 (O18)

Stirling Council Archive Service

  • Lt Colonel Thomas Winter Sheppard Graham of Rednock (1873-1954): diaries 1921-54 (1961)

Suffolk Record Office, Bury St Edmunds Branch

  • Unnamed male (fl 1914 -1979), soldier, Suffolk Regiment: typescript reminiscences rel to recruitment by Suffolk Regiment in Cottenham, Cambridgehire in 1914 c1970-1979 (HD3376)

Suffolk Record Office, Ipswich Branch

  • Peter Hearne (fl1941-1958), pilot: digital copies of log books (1941, 1943, 1947, 1952 & 1956 and photographs c1941-2016 (HD4083)

Surrey History Centre

  • Gabb family of Guildford: scrapbooks recording military service and events of First World War and interwar years 1910-1939 (SGW/11)
  • Captain GA Birnie (d 1979), RAMC, 8th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment: copy letter describing battle of Poelcapelle and memoir of First World War service 1917 (ESR/25/LOVE)
  • Herbert Henry Spender Clay (1875-1937), politician and soldier: albums of cuttings and photographs relating to his first world war army service and to his political career 1908-1923 (9725)
  • Eric Herbert Palmer (c1898-1984), 2nd Lieutenant, London Regiment and schoolmaster: military training notes, plans of Deepcut and Blackdown Camps and Barracks c1917-1919 (9734)

West Sussex Record Office

  • Lena Mary Saunders (fl 1915-1920), Womens Royal Air Force: WRAF autograph book, with biography (2010) 1915-1920 (AM 1144)

West Yorkshire Archive Service, Kirklees

  • List of returning First World War servicemen from Holmfirth, New Mill and Holme 1920 (WYK1843)

Wigan Archives and Local Studies

  • Norman Turley (fl 1940-1969), solider: collection of photographs incl images of military service in West Africa during Second World War and employment at BICC, Leigh 1940s-1960s (Acc. 2017/55)

Wolverhampton City Archives

  • Womens Royal Army Corps Association, Wolverhampton Branch: minutes, files, publications, news cuttings and photographs 1949-2011 (D-SO-80)


British Library: Asian and African Studies

  • Robin William Geoffrey Powys Best (1923-1998), 2nd Lieutenant, Indian army officer, 13th Frontier Force Rifles: corresp with his father Captain William Best and photograph album c1940-1950 (Mss Eur F697)
  • Edward Philips Charlewood (1813-1894), Commander, naval officer: corresp, private journals and personal papers 1834-1882 (Miss Eur F711)

Historic England Archive

  • Photograph albums showing above and below ground views of Corsham tunnels complex, Wiltshire 1941-1943 (CTC01)

Imperial War Museum Department of Documents

  • William John Anderson (fl 1914), sergeant: photgraphs rel to service with 1st and 25th Battalion, London Regiment c 1914 (2017-12-08)
  • Charles Jack Baker (fl 1939-1944), 497 Heavy Anti-Aircraft Battery RA: papers c 1939-1944 (Documents.26329)
  • Major William Russell Walton Ferguson (fl 1939-1945), 3rd West African Field Company: photographs rel to service 1939-1945 (2017-06-02)
  • Air Commodore Robert Carter Jonas (fl 1942): papers 1942 (Documents.26301)
  • Brian McCoy (fl 1951-1956), gunner, 75th Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment Royal Artillery: papers incl corresp with Ruth Miles, later his wife 1950-1956 (Documents.26305)
  • Walter E L Morse (fl 1939-1945), flying officer, RAF Bomber Command: photographs rel to training in United States of America and Canada 1939-1945 (2017-06-03)
  • Major Dennis Walton (fl 1920-1967): papers 1920-1967 (Documents.26284)
  • Ministry of Defence: trials films focusing on the high sink rates of ejection seats and the Martin Baker Mk7 rocket assisted ejection seat 1978 (AMY 921-922)
  • Ministry of Defence: video featuring celebrations for the tercentenary of the Royal Irish Rangers and Exercise Red Flag, a joint exercise conducted by the British and American armed forces at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada 1988 (BFK 467)
  • Ministry of Defence: video produced by Royal Armoured Corps Centre, production company featuring three short promotional videos for the British Army's Challenger 2 main battle tank 1995 (MIL 540)

National Army Museum Templer Study Centre

  • Kathryn Adie (b 1945), author and broadcaster: filmed oral history interview 2017 (NAM. 2017-11-7)
  • Barbara Anderson (fl 1968-1973), pay clerk, Womens Royal Army Corps: oral history interview rel to issues incl training, opportunities and the treatment of women 2017 (NAM. 2017-07-6)
  • Eric Andrews (fl 1944-1946), seargent, Army Catering Corps: training and other notes 1944-1946 (NAM. 2017-04-1)
  • Sir Julian William Hendy Brazier (b 1953), politcian: filmed oral history interview 2017 (NAM. 2017-12-27)
  • Alan Bruger (fl 1947), soldier: oral history interview focusing on time serving in India around the time of the Partition of India 2017 (NAM. 2017-09-5)
  • Major General Leonard Raisbeck Christopher (1822-1901): papers incl letters to family 1836-1905 (NAM. 2017-04-3)
  • Lt Gen George Cookson (1760-1835): journals (typescript) 1767-1819 (NAM. 2017-06-12)
  • Major General Brian Davis (b 1930), Royal Artillery: oral history interview 2017 (NAM. 2017-11-17)
  • William Drury (fl 1899-1902), soldier: letters written whilst serving in the Boer War 1899-1902 (NAM. 2017-12-4)
  • William Gray (fl 1883-1919): corresp 1908-1930 (NAM.2017-06-23)
  • Patrick Higgins (fl 1947), soldier: oral history interview focusing on time serving in India around the time of the Partition of India 2017 (NAM. 2017-09-6)
  • Robin Horsfall (b 1957), soldier and professional speaker: filmed oral history interview 2017 (NAM. 2017-10-29)
  • Frank Howard (fl 1971), soldier: oral history interview rel to Howard's service as orderly to Field Marshal Horatio Herbert Kitchener during King George V's Coronation 1971 (NAM. 2017-03-3)
  • Captain Ambrose Keevil (fl 1914-1918), 2nd Royal Munster Fusiliers: personal letters 1914-1918 (NAM. 2017-10-3)
  • Mick Kippin (b 1944), soldier: interview rel to military career 1970s (NAM. 2017-01-4)
  • Lt Col Rodney Moore (fl 1944-1946), 2nd Batallion Grenadier Guards: photograph album 1944-1946 (NAM. 2017-09-7)
  • Gavin Mortimer (fl 1939-1945), historian: oral history 1939-1945 (NAM. 2017-11-2)
  • Emmanuel Njimgye (b 1985), sergeant, Royal Military Police: oral history mainly rel to concerns with being a Commonwealth soldier in the British Army and being based in Germany and on Operation HERRICK, Afghanistan (2002-2014) (NAM. 2017-01-2)
  • Brigadier General John Spencer Ollivant (b 1872): two bound vols incl personal corresp, photographs and newspaper cuttings 1915-1919 (NAM. 2017-09-12-1)
  • Col James Pattullo (fl 1853-1856): letters with transcripts 1853-1856 (NAM. 2017-10-26)
  • Lt James Arthur Riccomini (1918-1945), 2nd Special Air Service: records 1943-1945 (NAM. 2017-11-16)
  • Frederick Richardson (fl 1947), soldier: oral history interview focusing on time serving in India around the time of the Partition of India 2017 (NAM. 2017-09-4)
  • Michael Sissons (b 1930), 13th and 18th Royal Hussars: oral history interview 2017 (NAM. 2017-12-1)
  • Tom Seeton-Norton, fl 2017, soldier: digital photographs 2014-2017 (NAM. 2017 various)
  • Nina Smith (b 1969), soldier, Womens Royal Army Corps: oral history interview rel to service 1989-1991 (NAM. 2017-02-1)
  • Jim Toms (b 1966), Royal Corps of Signals: oral history interview 2017 (NAM. 2017-06-20)

National Library of Scotland, Manuscript Collections

  • James Frederick Junor Johnston (1939-2006), major-general: military and personal papers, incl photographs c1900-2006 (Acc.13818)
  • George Wade (1673-1748), Field Marshal: report rel to Highlands of Scotland 1725 (Acc.13855)

National Library of Wales: Department of Collection Services

  • Alan Bertram Morgan (1897-1924), 2nd Lieutenant, 29th Squadron Royal Flying Corps: papers incl letters, diary and paybook 1917-1924 (NLW ex 2988)
  • Howard Lloyd Roberts (1879-1935), Lance Corporal and illustrator: trench diary 1916
  • Island Farm Prisoner of War Camp, Bridgend: papers incl nominal rolls, corresp, photographs and other biographical accounts collected by Capt Ted Lees, Intelligence Officer and Interpreter 1945-1985 (NLW MS 24094)

National Museum of the Royal Navy

  • George David de Lange (fl 1939-1950), coastal forces officer, pioneer of the Israeli Navy: papers and photographs 1939-1950 (NMRN 2017/80)
  • Albert Streams (fl 1921-1943), Royal Marines: papers and photographs 1910-1940 (NMRN 2017/41)
  • Lt-Col Bernard Frederic Trench (1880-1967), Royal Marines: diaries and papers c1910-1960 (NMRN 2017/24)


Royal College of Midwives Archives

  • Agnes Elizabeth Mansell (fl 1932-1933), nurse: case book rel to role as a Princess Mary's Royal Air Force nursing sister 1932-1933 (RCMS/269)

Royal College of Surgeons of England

  • Photograph album showing patients and staff at military hospital c1939-1945 (ADDMSS657)


Borthwick Institute for Archives: University of York

  • Lawrence Edmund Rowntree (1895-1917), 2nd Lieutenant Royal Field Artillery: corresp, photographs and some family papers 1890-1930 (Acc 2017/149)

Cambridge University: Churchill Archives Centre

  • Sir Donald Charles Hopson (1915-1974), diplomat: corresp and papers rel to military and diplomatic careers, press cuttings, photographs and artefacts 1915-1974 (HPSN)
  • Geoffrey Nathaniel Joseph Pyke (1893-1948), journalist, educationalist, inventor: papers rel to key moments in Pyke's life, including his work on 'pykrete' and the proposed construction of the ship 'Habakkuk' from it 1920s-1940s (PYKE)

Cardiff University

  • Barbier family of Cardiff: papers, letters, photographs and other memorabilia 1850-1950 (463)

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

  • Colonel Ross Anderson (fl 1985-1994): notes, field exercises and other papers rel to training at Staff College, Royal Military College of Science and the Combined Arms Tactics Course 1985-1994 (Acc 3544)
  • Sir Henry Robert Moore Brooke-Popham (1878-1953), Air Chief Marshal: additional papers incl corresp files, personal corresp, diaries and photographs rel to his career 1878-1953 (Acc 3545)
  • Captain John Parton Gabriel (1911-1941): memoir of service incl training in intelligence and work with the Hopkinson Missions in France 1940 (Acc 3464)
  • Edward Richard Holmes (1946-2011), Brigadier, Professor of Military and Security Studies, military historian: papers rel to his research for a biography of Sir John French 1977-1982 (Acc 3398)
  • Sydney Frederick Thomas Page (1920-c2010), RAF electrician: memoir of service as an electrician servicing fighter planes in the UK, North Africa, Sicily and Italy c2005 (Acc 3457)
  • John Fraser Swan (1912-1975), Flight Lieutenant: photographs rel to medical training at Guy's Hospital, London and papers rel to marriage to Mary Lang who was serving at Queen Alexandria's Imperial Military Nursing Service in 3 Casualty Clearing Station, close to the front line 1938-1944 (Acc 3422)
  • Lt Col Edward Roland Sword (1899-1983): papers incl corresp and material rel to attachment as an observer to a German cavalry regiment 1934-1980 (Acc 3560)
  • Robin Woolven (b 1938), Squadron Leader: flying log books cover RAF career and a memoir of service 1956-2017 (Acc 3537)
  • Captain George Edward Lennox-Boyd (1902-1943) and Major Francis Gordon Lennox-Boyd (1909-1944): additional records incl diaries, photographs, sketches, press cuttings and letters rel to the political campaiging of Alan Lennox-Boyd, family, student and social life 1876-1944 (Acc 3495)
  • BRIXMIS Association: additional accounts, corresp and other material 1944-2017 (Acc 3421, 3542)

Sussex University Library Special Collections

  • Max Sondheimer (1896-1982), soldier and glue manufacturer: personal papers rel primarily to First World War service 1915-1939 (SxMs117)

Swansea University: Richard Burton Archives

  • Henry Lewis (1889-1968), Celtic scholar: personal papers rel to his academic career and First World War service incl diaries, photographs, lecture notes, and corresp 1890-1987 (2017/14)