Collection CLIFFORD - CLIFFORD, Col Esmond Humphrey Miller (1895-1970)

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CLIFFORD, Col Esmond Humphrey Miller (1895-1970)


  • 1892-1960 (Creation)

Level of description



7 boxes or 0.07 cubic metres

Scope and content

Narrative of operations of 7 Division, 1918 by the Revd E C Crosse including reference to Clifford's service as Officer Commanding 95 Field Company, Royal Engineers; papers relating to Anglo-Italian Jubaland Boundary Commission, 1925-1928 including maps; British Somaliland-Ethiopia Boundary Commission, 1931-1936, including intelligence reports on French Somaliland, air survey operations, Walwal incident between Italian and Ethiopian troops, and printed reports on the work of the Commission; Chief Engineer, China Command, including report on Royal Engineers in Hong Kong, 1941-1942; Kenya-Ethiopia Boundary Commission, 1950-1957, including diaries, 1951-1955, printed reports, and maps of the boundary, 1946-1949; published articles by Clifford, 1928-1947, mainly on boundary commissions; technical manuals, 1924-1932, including surveying; publications and printed works, 1892-1952, including boundary commissions.

System of arrangement

The papers are arranged in sections according to chronology of military service. Published articles by Clifford, technical manuals and publications and printed works are grouped together.

General Information

Name of creator


Biographical history

Born in 1895; educated at Clifton College and Royal Military Academy, Woolwich; entered Army, 1914; service in World War One, France and Belgium, 1915-1917 and Italy, 1917-1919; Assistant British Commissioner, Anglo-Italian Jubaland Boundary Commission, 1925-1928; Senior British Commissioner, British Somaliland-Ethiopia Boundary Commission, 1931-1936; Chief Engineer, China Command, 1940-1941; Prisoner of War, 1941-1945; retired in 1948; British Commissioner, Kenya-Ethiopia Boundary Commission, 1950-57; died in 1970.

Custodial history

Placed in the Centre by the family in 1988.

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.

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Compiled June 1996

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


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