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KIRBY, Maj Gen Stanley Woodburn (1895-1968)

  • KIRBY
  • Collection
  • 1945-1963

Papers, dated 1945-1963, relating to the attempt to remove Lt Gen Sir William Joseph Slim from command of 14 Army, Burma, May 1945, including typescript background notes; typescript copies of telegrams between Lt Gen Sir Oliver William Hargreaves Leese, 3rd Bt, Commander-in-Chief, Allied Land Forces South East Asia, FM Sir Alan Francis Brooke, Chief of the Imperial General Staff, and acting Adm Lord Louis (Francis Albert Victor Nicholas) Mountbatten, Supreme Allied Commander South East Asia, May-Jun 1945; typescript extract of unpublished chapter of Defeat into victory (Cassell, London, 1956) by Slim; letters from Gen Sir (Alexander Frank) Philip Christison, 4th Bt, (former General Officer Commanding 15 Indian Corps, Burma), FM Sir Claude John Eyre Auchinleck (former Commander-in-Chief, India), ACM Sir (William) Alec Coryton (former Air Commander, 3 Tactical Air Force, Burma), Maj Gen George Peregrine Walsh (former Chief of Staff, Allied Land Forces, South East Asia), Lt Gen Sir Frederick Arthur Montague Browning (former Chief of Staff, South East Asia Command), Leese and Mountbatten, 1960-1963.

Kirby, Stanley Woodburn, 1895-1968, Major General

MACE, Col Rex Charles (1919-2004)

  • MACE
  • Collection
  • 1923-1983

Papers relating to the Dogra Regt, Indian Army, 1923-1944, including typescript notes by Brig John Parke Fullerton on 3 Bn, 17 Dogra Regt, 1923-1940; typescript notes by Maj Peter Lewis Gell and Tom Roe on the redeployment by air of 5 Indian Div from Arakan to northern Burma, Mar 1944; typescript notes entitled 'The story of Havildar Rattan Singh MM, 3 Bn, TheDogra Regiment' [1945]; typescript notes entitled 'A brief history of the 8th Independent Infantry Bde in Malaya, Nov 1940-Feb 1942' [1945]; typescript 'An abridged history of the Dogra Regiment' [1975]; typescript notes by Col Francis Cortland Simpson, General Staff Officer 1, 17 Indian Div, Burma, 1942, on the demolition of the Sittang Bridge [1983]. Papers relating to operations of 156 (East Africa) Independent Heavy Anti-Aircraft Battery, Royal Artillery, Kenya, 1952-1955, including typescript notes on the history of artillery units in East Africa and operations in Kenya, 1952-1955, with photographs of Kenyan recruits, 3.7 inch heavy anti-aircraft guns and 25 pounder guns.

Mace, Rex Charles, 1919-2004, Colonel

ABRAHAM, Maj Gen Sir William (1897-1980)

  • ABRAHAM
  • Collection
  • 1931-1979

Correspondence relating to leaving Burmah Oil Company and attempts to re-enlist in the Army and RAF, 1939-1940, and papers relating to promotions and appointments, 1940-1944. Papers relating to service in the Middle East and Sicily, 1942-1943, including 16 typescript reports, Staffs and Services Committee, Middle East, May-Jun 1942; typescript 'Report of Committee on Beach Organisation and Working', 13 Nov 1943; manuscript map entitled 'Sicily, ports, coast and main communications', scale 1: 500, 000 [1943]; typescript letter from Maj Gen Charles Harvey Miller, 15 Army Group, relating to operations in Sicily, 1943. Papers relating to service in India and Burma, 1943-1945, including typescript 'Summary of the economic developments in the Far East during the six months ending 30th June, 1944'; 41 captioned official photographs, Burma campaign, 1944, notably including the redeployment by air of 5 Indian Div from the Arakan to Imphal, Indian Army troops and units of 7 Indian Div, Arakan, 1944; typescript notes, 'Points on AFV (armoured fighting vehicles) situation in India' [1944]; typescript text of lecture by Abraham entitled 'Military economy' [1945]; printed volume entitled 'The India base', issued by the Commander-in-Chief's Secretariat, General Headquarters, India, Jan 1945. Papers relating to the oil industry, especially with regard to the Middle East and Burma, 1931-1961, including reports, printed articles, plans and tables of statistics and correspondence, also, typescript report entitled 'General impressions formed during a short visit to the Anglo-Persian Oil Company, December 1934'. Edition of Regimental Standing Orders of the Upper Burma Battalion, Auxiliary Force, (India) by Abraham (Mandalay Press, Mandalay, Burma, 1935). Typescript book manuscript entitled 'Time off for war. Recollections of a wartime Staff Officer' [1977], with copy of typescript letter from AF Rt Hon Louis (Francis Albert Victor Nicholas) Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma, relating to the memoir, Dec 1977. Papers and correspondence relating to the Burma Star Association, 1964-1979, including letters from Mountbatten, 1968-1979, and from FM Sir Claude John Eyre Auchinleck, 1964-1965, also typescript account entitled 'A short history of the Burma Star Association' [1978].

Abraham, Sir William Ernest Victor, 1897-1980, Knight, Major General

CAMPBELL, Maj Gen Lorn Henry Dick (1846-1913)

  • CAMPBELL, LHD
  • Collection
  • 1868-1914

Papers relating to his life and military career, 1868-1914, principally comprising press cuttings relating to his service in the Afghan War, 1878-1879, and in Waziristan, India, 1881, and China, 1900-1901; photographs relating to his service in China, 1900-1901; typescript translations of letters from Chinese General Li-Antang to Adm Sir James Andrew Thomas Bruce, regarding the surrender of forts by Chinese forces during the Boxer Rebellion, 1900.

Campbell, Lorn Henry Dick, 1846-1913, Major General

STEVENSON-HAMILTON, Lt Col Vivian Edgar Olmar (1907-1986)

  • STEVENSON-HAMILTON
  • Collection
  • [1941]

Papers relating to his service in the Indian Army, dated [1941], 1942, [1944], 1947, 1962-1964, 1970, 1973, 1984, principally comprising photographs of convoys at Sarwekai on the route between Mangai and Wana, South Wazaristan, India, [1941]; operation instructions for 50 Parachute Bde exercise in Tughlakabad area, India, Mar 1942; 'Some notes on Gurkhas', typescript text by Stevenson-Hamilton, 1943; typescript account of the service of 4 Prince of Wales's Own Gurkha Rifles, India, 1943-1944, written by Stevenson-Hamilton in [1944]; typescript account of the service of 2 Bn, 4 Prince of Wales' Own Gurkha Rifles, Italy, 1944, written by [Stevenson-Hamilton] in [1944]; unsigned official notes on a tour of Arakan by 98 Indian Infantry Bde, Burma, 1944; 71 Indian Infantry Bde instructions for operations in Maungdaw, Burma, Apr 1944; typescript text on Gurkha operations in Wazaristan and the Punjab, India, 1947, and on the proposed transfer of Gurkha regiments to the British Army, 1947; notebook containing notes on misdemeanours and crimes committed by soldiers at Garlochhead Training Camp, Helensburgh, 1962-1964.

Hamilton, Vivian Edgar Olmar Stevenson-, 1907-1986, Lieutenant Colonel

LATHBURY, Lt Col John Frank Fyson (1911-1985)

  • LATHBURY, JFF
  • Collection
  • 1919

Papers relating to his life and military career, 1919, 1931, 1945-1950, particularly his service in South East Asia in World War Two, notably including 'Order of the day' by Lt Gen Sir Montagu George North Stopford, Commander of 33 Indian Corps, relating to the Battle of Mandalay, Burma, Jan-Mar 1945, dated 21 Mar 1945.

Lathbury, John Frank Fyson, 1911-1985, Lieutenant Colonel

BROOKE, Lt Col Kenneth Read (1907-1998)

  • BROOKE, KR
  • Collection
  • 1988

One promotional videotape relating to The Scinde Horse (14th Prince of Wales's Own Cavalry), Indian Army, with items entitled 'The Scinde Horse sesquintennial', dated 16 Oct 1988, and 'Defenders of the dawn', dated 17 Nov 1988.

Brooke, Kenneth Read, 1907-1998, Lieutenant Colonel

MOSTYN-OWEN, Col Herbert Louis (1895-1972)

  • MOSTYN-OWEN
  • Collection
  • 1965

India remembered', a typescript account of political and military life in India during the period 1920-1939, drawn partly from his experiences in the Indian Army, 1917-1946, written in 1965.

Owen, Herbert Louis Mostyn-, 1895-1972, Colonel

MESSERVY, Gen Sir Frank Walter (1893-1974)

  • MESSERVY
  • Collection
  • 1941-1946

Papers relating to his service in World War Two, dated 1941-1946, 1941-1946, 1951, principally comprising semi-official and personal correspondence, 1941-1946, including letter to his wife describing events leading up to his dismissal from command of 7 Armoured Div, 1942; pamphlet on the Battle of Keren, Mar 1941, produced by Maj Gen Sir Nigel Trapp, HQEritrea District, for visit of Commander-in-Chief, Middle East Land Forces, to Keren battlefield, Eritrea, Mar 1947; Report to the Combined Chiefs of Staff by the Supreme Allied Commander South East Asia, 1943-1945 by AF Louis (Francis Albert Victor Nicholas) Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma (London, HMSO, 1951); operational notes and training instructions for 7 and 9 Indian Divs during the Burma campaign, 1943-1945; 'Warfare in undeveloped countries. Part 1: desert warfare', War Office publication written by [Messervy] in 1954; printed histories by Messervy and others describing operations in Burma by 12 Army, 14 Army, 4 Corps, 15 Indian Corps, 23 Indian Corps, and 25 Indian Div; Ministry of Information publications, dated [1945], concerning campaigns in the Middle East and Far East, 1941-1945, the Merchant Navy, 1939-1944, Combined Operations, 1940-1942, Britain's anti-aircraft defences, 1939-1942, and civil defence in the UK, 1940-1941, and the war effort on the Home Front, 1942-1944; Government of India publications,dated [1944-1946], describing the service of various divisions of the Indian Army during World War Two.

Messervy, Sir Frank Walter, 1893-1974, General

FEARON, Lt Col Sheppard Percy (1911-1984)

  • FEARON
  • Collection
  • 1946-[1984]

Papers relating to his military career, dated 1946-[1984], notably including typescript account of service of No 1 Independent Infantry Company, Malaya, 1941-1942, dated [1946-1984]; typescript account of experiences of 5 Bn, 14 Punjab Regt in Japanese POW camps, 1942-1945, including details of their work on the Burma Railway, written in [1946-1984]; typescript memoir of Fearon's military career, 1929-1947, written by his wife Diana Fearon in [1984].

Fearon, Sheppard Percy, 1911-1984, Lieutenant Colonel

LANGLANDS, Brig Eric Wilfrid (1897-1995)

  • LANGLANDS
  • Collection
  • [1957-1977]

Copies of papers relating to his service in the Indian Army, 1918-1947, dated [1957-1977], 1984, [1985], 1988, principally comprising typescript notes for a talk on the Pakistani-Afghan border, 1957; a typescript account of his service with the Gurkha Rifles, North West Frontier, India, 1921-1923, written in [1957-1977]; 'A Gurkha in Rajputana', a typescript account of his servicein the Indian Army, 1930-1935, written in [1977]; 'Last days of the Raj', a typescript account of his experiences in India in 1947, written in [1985]; 'Mutiny in the Himalaya', a typescript text concerning the attempted mutiny of the state army of Chamba, India in 1926, [1926].

Langlands, Eric Wilfrid, 1897-1995, Brigadier

BUTCHER, Sqn Ldr Francis Herbert (1914-1994)

  • BUTCHER
  • Collection
  • 1920

Flying log books, 1935-1945, covering Butcher’s RAF training and his work as an instructor.  Copy papers, including a poem to mark his departure from the post of Magistrate, Dusseldorf, Germany, 1948; draft text of an unpublished book by Butcher, ‘Vital Command’, on the role of Flying Training in World War Two (subsequently used by John Golley in Aircrew Unlimited: Commonwealth Air Training Plan during World War 2, Patrick Stephens Ltd, 1993) with related correspondence between Butcher’s family and researcher Bruce Burton; list of personnel of RAF Station Montrose, 1937-1938, compiled by Burton; biographical notes on Butcher, also by Burton.  Photograph album commemorating the construction of the Mosul bridge, Iraq, 1920, by 1 King George's Own Sappers and Miners, Indian Army, presented to Butcher's uncle, Maj Charles Butcher.

Butcher, Francis Herbert, 1914-1994, Squadron Leader and colonial administrator

GRACEY, Gen Sir Douglas David (1894-1964)

  • GRACEY
  • Collection
  • 1942-1958

Papers including appreciations, reports and battle instructions relating to operations of 20 Indian Division in Burma including the Kabaw Valley and Kyaukchaw, Apr 1942-Mar 1944; Shenam and Kalewa, Apr-Dec 1944; Monywa and the Irrawaddy, including the capture of Kyaukse, Jan-Aug 1945. Papers including reports and operational orders relating to operations of 20 Indian Division in French Indo-China, Aug 1945-May 1947. Typescripts of and related papers for unpublished history of 20 Indian Division, 1944-1958 including accounts of operations of particular units. Translations of Japanese documents on operations in Burma, 1941-1945, including summaries of operations by particular units and war diary of Japanese 15 Army, 1943-1945. Copies of South-East Asia Translation and Interrogation Center Historical Bulletin (Jul 1946-May 1947) including history of particular units of Japanese Army.

Gracey, Sir Douglas David, 1894-1964, Knight, General

JAMES, Lt Col Noel (1910-1985)

  • JAMES
  • Collection
  • [1948]

Typescript account of his experiences during the Japanese attack on Singapore and his subsequent escape to Sumatra, Jan-Feb 1942, written in [1948].

James, Noel, 1910-1985, Lieutenant Colonel

MARKS, Brig Neville (1901-1944)

  • MARKS
  • Collection
  • [1915-1920]

Papers and photographs relating to his life and career, [1915]-1944, dated [1915-1920], 1930, 1944-1945 and 1963, principally comprising newspaper cuttings concerning his air crash in Burma, 1944, and letters of condolence to his wife, 1944.

Marks, Robert Neville Falkiner, 1901-1944, Brigadier

BROWN, Col Francis David Millett (1837-1895)

  • BROWN, FDM
  • Collection
  • [1969]

Colonel Francis David Millett Brown, VC, (1837-1895), 1st European Bengal Fusiliers (later 101st Royal Bengal Fusiliers), and Indian Staff Corps', an illustrated article by Maj A McKenzie Annand, extracted from The Journal of the Society for Army Historical Research, vol 50, [1969].

Brown, Francis David Millett, 1837-1895, Colonel

BARTHOLOMEW, Gen Sir William Henry (1877-1962)

  • BARTHOLOMEW
  • Collection
  • 1917-1950

Papers relating to operations of 20 Corps in Palestine, 1917-1918, including third Battle of Gaza; correspondence including with Gen Sir Kenneth Wigram, 1935, and FM Sir Philip Chetwode, 1926-1936, with related papers, 1911-1950; Bartholomew Committee, Jun 1940 including operations in Flanders, organisation and training of troops; Northern Command and civil defence, 1940-1945.

Bartholomew, Sir William Henry, 1877-1962, Knight, General

BLOCK, Col Arthur Hugh (1859-1931)

  • BLOCK, AH
  • Collection
  • 1898-1900

Four copy photographs of 9 Western Div (Heavy Bde) and 72 Company (Heavy Bde), Royal Garrison Artillery, in India, showing elephant battery manoeuvres and parade, 1898-1900.

Block, Arthur Hugh, 1859-1931, Colonel

BRADBURY, Lt Col George Charles (1906-1995)

  • BRADBURY
  • Collection
  • 1983-91 (covers c.1857-1990)

Correspondence of Lt Col George Charles Bradbury on the history of the 10th Baluch Regt, Indian Army, 1983-1991. Subjects include regimental history, uniform and regalia, battle honours, gallantry awards, the origin of the regimental warcry "Kai Kai", and the Officers' Dining Club.

Bradbury, George Charles, 1906-1995, Lieutenant Colonel

DARKIN, Maj Gen Roy Bertram (1916-1987)

  • DARKIN
  • Collection
  • 1940

Papers relating to Staff College, Quetta, including rolls of directing staff and students, joining instructions and pre-course reading list, 1942-1943; certificate of appointment as 2nd Lt, Indian Army, 1940.

Darkin, Roy Bertram, 1916-1987, Major General

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