Collection DARLINGTON - DARLINGTON, Col Sir Henry (1877-1959)

Key Information

Reference code



DARLINGTON, Col Sir Henry (1877-1959)


  • [1930-1936] (Creation)
  • 1914-1915 (Creation)

Level of description



1 box or 0.01 cubic metres

Scope and content

Typescript of Letters from Helles (Longmans, London, 1936) describing his service in Egypt and Gallipoli, 1914-1915, written in [1930-1936]. Army books containing notes, orders and letters relating to his service at Gallipoli, Jul 1915-Nov 1915. Battalion orders for 2 Bn, Northamptonshire Regt, Alexandria, Aug-Sep 1914, and 5 Bn, Manchester Regt, Egypt, Oct 1914-Apr 1915. Papers relating to training of 5 Bn, Manchester Regt, Egypt, 1914-1915.

System of arrangement

Arranged in sections as above.

General Information

Name of creator


Biographical history

Born in 1877; educated at Shrewsbury School; served in South Africa with 1 Bn, Manchester Regt, 1900-1901; Solicitor, Supreme Court, 1904; served in World War One in Egypt, 1914-1915, Gallipoli, 1915, and France; commanded 1/5 Bn, Manchester Regt, 1914-1920, and 127 Infantry Bde, 1920-1924; publication of Letters from Helles (Longmans, London, 1936); died in 1959.

Custodial history

Placed in the Centre by the family in 1983.

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

Finding aids

This collection level description and detailed catalogue.

Related descriptions


Decorations: KCB, CMG, TD

Alternative identifier(s)

People and Organisations

Genre access points

Rules and/or conventions used

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


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