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BLAGROVE, Capt Peter (1889-1969)

  • Collection
  • 1915-1917

Copies of papers relating to his service in France, 1917, principally comprising orders and summaries of operations for Royal Field Artillery, 12 Div, 1917, orders, maps and timetables relating to trench mortar batteries on the Somme front, Jul-Sep 1917, and General Staff publications on wiring, signalling, the employment of guns and trench mortars captured from the enemy, and 2 Army operations, 1917; copies of correspondence, 1915-1917, 1969-1970, mainly letters written by Blagrove from the Somme front to his father, Col Henry John Blagrove, 1916-1917.

Blagrove, Peter, 1889-1969, Captain

BURCH, Maj Gen Frederick Whitmore (1893-1977)

  • Collection
  • 1914-1939

Copies of papers, 1914-1939, including account of service with York Troop, East Riding of Yorkshire Yeomanry, 1914, and 12 (Service) Bn (3 Hull), East Yorkshire Regiment, UK and Suez Canal, Egypt, 1914- 1916; narrative diary of voyage to India, 1939; diaries of Burch's father, Maj Frederick Burch, 1 Royal Dragoons, containing brief descriptive entries relating to service in the Second Boer War, South Africa, 1899-1902; letter from and notification of the death of Burch's brother, Lt Sydney Gaskin Burch, South Nottinghamshire Hussars, Territorial Force, attached to 16 (Service) Bn (Chatsworth Rifles), Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire) Regt, 117 Bde, 39 Div, killed in action in attack on St Pierre Divion, Battle of the Somme, 1916.

Burch, Frederick Whitmore, 1893-1977, Major General

COUSLAND, Lt Col Kenneth Harrington (1894-1987)

  • Collection
  • 1974

Photocopy of privately published memoir, 'The Great War, 1914-1818: a former 'Gunner' of the First World War looks back', a detailed account of his military career, 1913-1919, covering mobilisation in Edinburgh, artillery, gas warfare and veterinary training, service with the Royal Field Artillery on the Western Front, 1915-1918, notably action around Vimy, May-Jun 1917, Lens, June-Oct 1917, and the Somme front, Feb-Oct 1918, and entry into Lille, Oct 1918, and demobilisation in Brussels, Feb 1919, written in [1974]. Includes reproductions of photographs and extracts from his letters home and his diary.

Cousland, Kenneth Harrington, 1894-1987, Lieutenant Colonel

COVERNTON, Capt Ralph Henry (1869-1952)

  • Collection
  • [1945-1967]

Bound typescript entitled 'Fifty odd years of memoirs', covering his life and career, 1893-1945, notably his work as an engineer in South Africa, 1894-1899, 1901-1904, 1909-1911, his travels in South Africa, 1895, East Africa, 1904, and Canada, 1907, his service as a volunteer stretcher bearer with the Royal Army Medical Corps, South Africa, 1899-1900, including the siege of Ladysmith, 1899-1900, his service with the South African Engineer Corps, German South West Africa, 1914-1915, and with the South African Signal Company, Royal Engineers, France, 1916, including the Battle of the Somme, Jul 1916, and his experiences in the Channel Islands during German occupation, 1940-1945, dated [1945-1967].

Covernton, Ralph Henry, 1869-1952, Captain

Papers, 1916-1932, of Brigadier George Fothergill Ellenberger (1895-1974)

Papers of Brig George Fothergill Ellenberger, 1916-1932, including operational orders for 64 Infantry Bde, 21 Div, Western Front, May 1916-Nov 1917, including assault on Flers-Courcelette, Battle of the Somme, Sep 1916, Battle of Arras, Apr 1917, and Third Battle of Ypres, Oct 1917; facsimile of report by Ellenberger and Maj William Wyndham Torrs Torr, West Yorkshire Regiment, on a reconnaissance of eastern Belgium and Luxembourg, 1930; two facsimiles of reports by Ellenberger on military liaison tours to Czechoslovakia, Hungary and Austria, 1930-1931; facsimile of report by Ellenberger on the political situation in Austria and Hungary, 1931; facsimile of report by Ellenberger on the growth of National Socialism in Austria, 1932.

Ellenberger, George Fothergill, 1895-[1974], Brigadier

PARSONS, Lt Gen Sir Lawrence Worthington (1850-1923)

  • Collection
  • 1914-1916

Papers relating to 16 (Irish) Div, 1914-1918, dated 1914-1918, 1932, [1977], 1984, notably a typescript transcript of extracts from Parson's diary, 1914-1916, relating to the raising and training of 16 (Irish) Div, 1914-1915, and their service in France, 1915-1916, copied in [1977]; correspondence, 1915-1918, principally comprising letters relating to Parson's replacement as Commanding Officer, 16 (Irish) Div, Nov 1915, and to 16 (Irish) Div's service in France under Maj Gen Sir William Hickie, 1916-1918; letters from officers of 16 (Irish) Div regarding their service in France, notably the battle of the Somme, 1916, and the third Battle of Ypres, 1917; 'John Redmond and General Parsons', a draft typescript article by Esmonde Robertson (Parsons' grandson) relating to political controversies surrounding the formation of 16 (Irish) Div during the period 1914-1915, written in [1977].

Parsons, Sir Lawrence Worthington, 1850-1923, Knight, Lieutenant General

SMITH, Capt Ralph C

  • Collection
  • 1915-1917

Copy of typescript diary of his service on the Western Front, 1915-1917, notably in the second Battle of Ypres, Apr 1915, the Battle of the Somme, Aug-Sep 1916, and the Battle of Arras, Apr 1917.

Smith, Ralph C, fl 1915-1917, Army Captain

SPICER, Capt Lancelot Dykes (1893-1979)

  • Collection
  • 1915-1979

Letters home by Spicer from France, Sep 1915-Sep 1916 and Apr 1917-Nov 1918, with nine Field Service Postcards, Western Front, 1915-1917. Letters home from Lt Roger Lancelot Spicer, 1 Bn, King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, Apr 1942-May 1944, killed in action near Anzio, Italy, May 1944; Edition of Letters from my son, 1942-1944, Roger Lancelot Spicer, edited by his father, Capt Lancelot Dykes Spicer (Unwin, London, 1946). Typescript correspondence with Capt Basil Henry Liddell Hart, 1949-1963. Correspondence with former members of 9 (Service) Bn, King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, 1963-1979, including Liddell Hart and Brig George Fothergill Ellenberger, mostly relating to the Battle of the Somme, 1916.

Spicer, Lancelot Dykes, 1893-1979, Army Captain

STEVENS, Brig Gen George Archibald (1875-1951)

  • Collection
  • 1914-1918

Comprising a single volume of typescript letters by George Archibald Stevens to his parents from the Western Front, Nov 1914 - Nov 1918; notably including accounts of Second Battle of Ypres, Apr-May 1915, and Battle of the Somme, Jul-Nov 1916; photographs of Stevens, a group photograph of fellow officers, family, billet, bombed countryside and one unidentified aerial photograph; mostly uncaptioned.

Stephens, George Archibald, 1875-1951, Brigadier General

TAYLOR, Lt Garth Smithies (1896-1916)

  • Collection
  • 1914-1917

Garth Smithies Taylor, 1896-1916', written by his sister Dorothea Taylor in 1971, and principally comprising copies of original documents, 1914-1917 and 1959, mainly letters to his family, 1914-1916, and extracts from his diary, 1914-1916, relating particularly to his service near Ypres, 1916, and in the Battle of the Somme, 1916.

Taylor, Garth Smithies, 1896-1916, Army Lieutenant

TRECHMANN, Maj Otto Leopold (1884-1950)

  • Collection
  • 1914

Papers relating to bombardment of Hartlepool by three German battle cruisers, 16 Dec 1914, dated 1914, 1920, 1922, [1930-1940], 1934, 1938, notably including Trechmann's official report to Lt Col L Robson, Officer Commanding, Durham Royal Garrison Artillery, dated 16 Dec 1914; Robson's official report to the Fortress Commander, West Hartlepool, dated 16 Dec 1914; 'The bombardment of the Hartlepools' by Capt W A Murley, an offprint from the [Royal Regiment of Artillery] journal, [1930-1940]; The Great War: I was there! part 7 (1938), including an anonymous article on 'British pluck and luck at the Hartlepools'. Typescript text on his military service, 1914-1917, notably his experiences with the Heugh Battery, Hartlepool, 1914-1915, and with 41 Siege Battery at the Battle of the Somme, 1916, and Battle of Vimy Ridge, 1917.

Trechmann, Otto Leopold, 1884-1950, Major

WALLACE, Maj Graham (1893-1985)

  • Collection
  • 1935

Copy of typescript memoir covering the period 1914-1918, including his service with 3 Bn, London Regt in Sudan, 1915, Gallipoli, 1915, and France and Belgium, 1916-1918, notably the Battle of the Somme, 1916, dated 1935. Includes transcript of an extract from the diary of Private W Law covering his service with 3 Bn, London Regt in Gallipoli, Nov-Dec 1915.

Wallace, William Graham, 1893-1985, Major

WESTON, Brig Gen Spencer Vaughan Percy (1883-1974)

  • Collection
  • 1916-1945

Papers relating to Weston's career, 1916- 1945, including manuscript notes by Weston entitled 'Some notes on the discipline of Imperial troops in convoy on HM Transport LLANSTEPHAN CASTLE from Durban to Suez', 1941; notebook containing manuscript 'Standing orders for POWs', 1943; typescript report on the sinking of the EMPRESS OF CANADA, 1943; typescript instructions and duties of Draft Conducting Officers on board troopships [1943]; typescript memorandum by Weston on the co-ordination of Movement Control in South Africa, 1944, with typescript reports on officers attached to Imperial Movement Control, South Africa (IMPCON), 1944; printed material including memorandum on the German attack near Givenchy, Western Front, 1918, with printed map annotated with dispositions of German 4 Ersatz Div during attack north of Cuinchy, France, 9 Apr 1918, scale 1: 10, 000; trench map entitled France. Sheet 57D SE. Edition 3A, scale 1:20,000 (GSGS 2742, 1916), annotated with features near La Boisselle, Pozieres and Courcelette, Battle of the Somme, 1916, Field Service Pocket Book, Orders and intercommunication (HMSO, London, 1939), Rifle Drill illustrated (Gale and Polden, Aldershot, 1940), Restricted War Office booklet 'Standing instructions for Officers Commanding units and drafts ordered overseas', 1943.

Weston, Spencer Vaughan Percy, 1883-1974, Brigadier General

WICKENS, Edward (1892-1983)

  • Collection
  • [1916]

Account of his service with Middlesex Regt during the Battle of the Somme, 1916.

Wickens, Edward, 1892-1983, member of Middlesex Regiment