Collection WOODS, AG - WOODS, Col Arthur Graham (1886-1964)

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WOODS, Col Arthur Graham (1886-1964)


  • 1943-1945 (Creation)

Level of description



0.5 box or 0.005 cubic metres

Scope and content

Papers relating to his service with the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, 1943-1945, principally comprising official report by [Woods] on waterproofing technology, 1945; official reports on the waterproofing of 'A' and 'B' vehicles and equipment, 1943-1945, by Brig Hugh Roberts Howard, Deputy Director Mechanical Engineering (Wading), War Office, 1944-1945; 'Waterproofing of army equipment for amphibious operations', official report by Woods, [1943-1945]; photographs of wading tests on army vehicles, 1944; Combined Operations pamphlets on the responsibilities of the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, 1944, and the waterproofing of vehicles and equipment, 1944; 'The Army waded ashore', a typescript account of the role of the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers in the preparations for D Day, 6 Jun 1944, written by Woods in [1944-1945].

System of arrangement

0.5 box

General Information

Name of creator


Biographical history

Born 1886; educated at Belmont House School and King’s College School, 1894-1902; apprenticed, Bouverie St Engineering Works, London, 1902-1904; apprenticed, MR Loco Works, Derby, 1904-1906; apprenticed, Charles Churchill & Co, Manchester and attended Manchester Technical School, 1906-1907; foreman, Headingly Motor Company, Leeds, 1909-1910; proprietor, Woods Garage Ltd, Selby 1910-1913; works manager, Grimshaw & Sons Automobile Engineers and Coachbuilders, Sunderland, 1914; served in World War One as captain in Infantry and on staff, Tank Corps; worked on early tank experiments; general manager, Grimshaw, Leather & Co Automobile Engineers and Coachbuilders, Newcastle on Tyne, 1919-1920s; served in World War Two with Royal Mechanical and Electrical Engineers, [1943-1945]; died, 1964.

Custodial history

Presented to the Centre by the family in 1982.

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.

Related descriptions


Decorations: DS0, MC

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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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