Collection POORE, RA - POORE, Lt Col Roger Alvin (1870-1917)

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POORE, Lt Col Roger Alvin (1870-1917)


  • 1899-1979 (Creation)
  • 1896 (Creation)
  • 1893 (Creation)
  • 1869-1879 (Creation)

Level of description



10 boxes or 0.1 cubic metres

Scope and content

Papers relating to his life and career, 1896-1902, 1908-1918, principally comprising letters to his family, 1896-1902, notably describing his service in operations in Orange Free State and Transvaal, South Africa, 1899-1900; notebook relating to his service in South Africa, 1899-1902, containing copies of brigade and divisional orders, notes on horses health, lists of men killed and financial accounts; 'Notes from beleaguered Kimberley', an account of the siege and relief of Kimberley, Feb 1900, by one of his colleagues, [1900]; letters to his wife, 1913-1917, notably describing his service in the UK, 1914-1917, and on the Western Front, 1917; letters to Poore's wife from Lt Col William Brooksbank Garnett, Commanding Officer, 2nd Bn, Royal Welch Fusiliers, 1917-1918, chiefly concerning the circumstances of Poore's death; army message book containing notes on explosives, 1917; photographs of Poore, 1882-1917. Family papers, 1869-1879, 1893, 1899-1979, notably including papers relating to Poore's wife, Mrs Lorne Margery Poore (née Dennistoun), 1869-1879, 1899-1979; correspondence with his sister, Nina Hamilton, wife of Duke of Hamilton, concerning Poore's management of a suspense account established to provide for the Hamilton's children, 1904-1916.

System of arrangement

Arranged in the following sections: South Africa; management of suspence account; World War One; miscellaneous; photographs; Mrs Lorne Margery Poore.

General Information

Name of creator


Biographical history

Born in 1870; served in South Africa, 1899-1902; served with 3 Mounted Infantry Corps, King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, 1900; Resident Magistrate, Heidelberg, 1900-1901; Resident Magistrate, Volksrust, 1901; Resident Magistrate, Krugersdorp, then Deputy Commissioner of Police, Pretoria, 1901-1902; stationed in UK with 2 Bn, 1 Royal Wilts Yeomanry, 1914-1917; joined 1 Bn, 1 Royal Wilts Yeomanry on Western Front, 1917; transferred to 2 Bn, Royal Welch Fusiliers; killed in action in Sep 1917.

Custodial history

Presented to the Centre by the family in 1988.

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.

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Script of material

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Related materials

The Centre also holds the papers of his father, Maj Robert Poore, and his brothers, Brig Gen Robert Montagu Poore and Philip Poore.

Related descriptions


Decorations: DSO

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Rules and/or conventions used

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


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