Collection PYLE - PYLE, Farrier Sgt Richard E (1860-1910)

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PYLE, Farrier Sgt Richard E (1860-1910)


  • 1885 (Creation)

Level of description



1 microfilm reel

Scope and content

Microfilm copy of manuscript narrative diary by Pyle covering the voyage of two Sqns of 5 (Royal Irish) Lancers from Kingstown, Ireland, to the Sudan, and the subsequent Suakin campaign against Dervish forces commanded by the Mahdi (Mohammed Ahmed Ibn Al-Sayid Abdullah), 20 Feb-11 Apr 1885, including an account of the Battle of Tofrek, 22 Mar 1885.

System of arrangement

1 microfilm reel

General Information

Name of creator


Biographical history

Born 1860; service in Ireland, 1884-1885; served as Farrier Sgt, 5 (Royal Irish) Lancers, 1885; service in Suakin campaign, Sudan, 1885; died in 1910.

Custodial history

Presented to the Centre by the family in 1975.

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

Script of material

Finding aids

This collection level description.

Existence and location of originals

Off-campus collection

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Compiled Sep 1999

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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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