Collection BOYLE - BOYLE, Lt Col Charles Leofric Boyle (1899-1999)

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BOYLE, Lt Col Charles Leofric Boyle (1899-1999)


  • 1947 (Creation)

Level of description



1 file (0.01 cubic metres)

Scope and content

File of papers by Lt Col Charles Leofric Boyle on tensions between Hindu and Muslim troops on HM Troopship EMPIRE PRIDE, Oct 1947. Including report by Maj O A Mitchell, Officer Commanding 105 GPT Company, 10 Oct 1947, for Boyle as Officer Commanding Troops, HM Troopship EMPIRE PRIDE, on the morale of the Indian troops, both Muslim and Hindu (1 page); Seven telegrams between HM Troopship EMPIRE PRIDE and Bombay, 11-16 October 1947, on the worsening relations between the Muslim and Hindu troops on board, and obtaining permission to disembark Muslim troops at Karachi, instead of Bombay, as planned (7 items); report upon the diversion of HM Troopship EMPIRE PRIDE to Karachi, owing to the communal unrest on board by Boyle as Officer Commanding Troops, 19 Oct 1947; file also includes a photograph of Boyle and Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill, [1940-45], standing on railway gun 'HMG Boche-Buster', near Canterbury, Kent

System of arrangement

One file

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Name of creator


Biographical history

Born 1899, Commissioned 2nd Lt, Royal Artillery, 1919; Lt 1921; Capt 1932; Maj, 1938; temporary Lt Col, 1946; retired as honorary Lt Col, 1949.

Custodial history

Presented by family, 1999

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

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Rules and/or conventions used

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


Archivist's note

Source: Army List, 1941. Compiled by Alan Kucia as part of the RSLP AIM25 Project.

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