Collection LAWSON - LAWSON, Lt Col William Arnold Webster (1864-1943)

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LAWSON, Lt Col William Arnold Webster (1864-1943)


  • 1899-1902 (Creation)

Level of description



3 files

Scope and content

Copies of papers relating to service in Second Boer War, South Africa, 1899-1902, principally comprising letters to his family describing his service with 10 Bn, Imperial Yeomanry, 1900-1901, notably action near Boshof, Orange Free State, in which Boer Gen Count de Villebois-Mareuil was killed, Apr 1900, and the failed attempt to rescue 13 Bn, Imperial Yeomanry at Lindley, OrangeFree State, Jun 1900.

System of arrangement

3 files

General Information

Name of creator


Biographical history

Born 1864; educated at Eton and the Royal Military College, Sandhurst; commissioned into Yorks andLancashire Regt, 1884; transferred to 1 Bn, Scots Guards as Lt, 1884; Capt, 1897; retired to Reserve of Officers, 1899; raised 38 Company, Imperial Yeomanry, 1899; served in Second Boer War, South Africa, 1899-1902; Commanding Officer 10 Bn, Imperial Yeomanry, South Africa, 1900-1901; awarded DSO, 1901; Maj, 1902; Hon Lt Col, 1903; served in World War One, 1914-1918; Railway Staff Officer, Paddington, London, 1914; raised 2/1 Royal Buckinghamshire Hussars, 1914; Brevet Col, 1918; succeeded to Barony, 1933; died 1943.

Custodial history

Copies made by the Centre in 1988 from originals lent by the family.

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

  • Afrikaans
  • English

Script of material

Language and script notes

Mainly English, but some Afrikaans.

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Compiled Apr 1999

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


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