Collection DOWNES - DOWNES, Capt Walter Douglas (1884-1920)

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DOWNES, Capt Walter Douglas (1884-1920)


  • 1919 (Creation)
  • 1906-1911 (Creation)

Level of description



5 volumes or 0.01 cubic metres

Scope and content

Papers relating to the Anglo-German Yola-Cross River Boundary Commission, Nigeria and Cameroon, 1907-1909, comprising bound typescript account of the work of the Commission between Yola and Kwosa, Aug 1908, with unsigned geological report on the Nigerian-Cameroon Boundary, Yola to Cross River, 1907-1909, written in [1909]; photographs, 1907-1909, bound with 'Two years on an Anglo-German boundary commission in West Africa', typescript by Downes, [1909] and 'Nigeria: delimitation of boundary between Yola and the Cross River, 1907-9', Command paper 5368, printed by HMSO in 1909. With the Nigerians in German East Africa (Methuen and Co, London, 1919), special edition bound with typescript copies of press reviews, 1919. Photographs relating to his service with 2 Royal Sussex Regt, Crete, 1906, bound with an account of his service, written in 1915. Photographs of Sinai, 1909-1911, mainly landscapes and people.

System of arrangement

5 volumes

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Biographical history

Born in 1884; 2nd Lt, Royal Sussex Regt, 1905; served in Crete, 1906; Assistant Commissioner, Anglo-German Yola-Cross River Boundary Commission, 1907-1909; Lt, 1909; served with Special Service in Egypt, 1909-1911; attached to Rhodesia-Angola Boundary Commission, 1913-1915; Capt, 1915; attached to West African Frontier Force, 1915-1920; died, 1920.

Custodial history

Placed in the Centre by the family in 1985.

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


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