Collection ARNOTT, L - ARNOTT, Lewis (1898-1971)

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ARNOTT, Lewis (1898-1971)


  • 1915-1919 (Creation)

Level of description



160 tif and jpg files, totalling 608 MB

Scope and content

91 copies of photographs relating to Lewis Arnott’s service with Royal Garrison Artillery (RGA), North West Frontier, India, 1917-1919, including: captioned images of the Afghan delegation to peace talks with Britain, 1919; British forces in camp and on marches (including one dated 3 Nov 1915); views of Peshawar; fortifications; ammunition; artillery; motor cars; pack animals; gardens; daily life for soldiers and local people.  Also 69 copies of informal snapshot photographs relating to the service of John Henry Cooper Arnott (brother) with Royal Engineers, Plymouth, World War One, including groups of unidentified soldiers and views of coastline.

System of arrangement

As described in Scope and Content above.

General Information

Name of creator


Biographical history

Enlisted, Apr 1917; served with Royal Garrison Artillery, North West Frontier, India, 1917-1919; awarded Indian General Service Medal with clasp, ‘Afghan 1919’.

Custodial history

Digital copies given to the Centre by the family, 2011

Conditions governing access

Open, subject to signature of Reader's undertaking form, and appropriate provision of two forms of identification, to include one photographic ID.

Conditions governing reproduction

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, may be supplied from open material for research purposes only.

Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Trustees of the Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives, via the Archives.

Language of material

  • English

Script of material

Physical Description

Copies of Lewis Arnott's photographs are held in LHCMA as tif files. Copies of J H C Arnott's photographs are a mix of tif and jpg files.

Finding aids

This collection level description.

Existence and location of originals

Original photographs are retained by the family.

Related materials

The photographs of Gunner Peter Strang, LHCMA, include some duplicate images (Strang and Arnott served together).

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Rules and/or conventions used

Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000.


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