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Major accessions to repositories in 2015 relating to World War 1


Barnsley Archive and Local Studies Department

  • Pte Lewis Goldthorpe (1880-1917), Worcestershire Regiment: First World War corresp 1916 (A/3626/W)
  • Pte George Swift (1898-1918), York and Lancaster Regiment: papers rel to life, wartime service and family 1898-1919 (A/3625/F)

Brent Archives

  • Personal letters (50) between husband and wife (Dolly and Bert) written just before and during First World War c1912-1915 (A1/2015)

Canterbury Cathedral Archives and Library

  • Vice Admiral John Derwent Allen (1875-1958), Royal Navy: official corresp and papers, diaries, medals and other artefacts incl ceremonial sword 1913-2000 (U557)

Cheshire Archives and Local Studies

  • Jim Gosling (1916-1917), Cheshire Yeomanry, Egyptian Expeditionary Force: diaries 1916-1917 (NCY)

Cumbria Archive Centre, Carlisle

  • Hall family of Waverton, Wigton: diaries of Richard Watson Hall and papers rel to First World War service with Friends' Ambulance Unit 1904-1935 (DX 1065)

Cumbria Archive Centre, Kendal

  • Windermere parish: book of Remembrance 1914-1918 (WDX 1890)
  • Kendal and District Belgian Settlement: arrangements for refugees c1915 (WDY 670)

Dorset History Centre

  • Mansel-Pleydell family of Whatcombe: photographs incl Africa game shoots, Boer War and First World War 1860-1950 (D-MPL)
  • 2nd Battalion, Dorset Regiment: Col Gosset anecdote book, letters to the Regiment by Miss A Lowdes, copy letters and service diary of Col Law 1886-1925 (D-2687)

Durham County Record Office

  • Pte Arthur Henry Corner (c1893-1916), Durham Light Infantry: records incl poem and copy of death certificate 1914-1918 (D/DLI)
  • Charles Hunt (1898-1977), soldier: diary, incl account of returning to battlefields of First World War on 'Pilgrimage of Peace' in 1928 20th cent (D/DLI)

East Sussex Record Office

  • Phythian-Adams family of Bexhill: papers incl rel to First World War service of William John Phythian-Adams 1897-2009 (ACC 12266)
  • Photographs of Crowborough and Maresfield Camp, incl First World War, by Charles Lane c1914-1924 (ACC 12403)

Explore York Libraries & Archives

  • William Varley (fl 1916-1918), conscientious objector: personal papers 1916-1918 (VAR)
  • Letters written to Lord Mayor of York from Word War 1 servicemen thanking him for his Christmas gift 1914 (Y/ADM/4/2)

Glamorgan Archives

  • Lilly Huntley (fl 1914-1918), nursing sister, Cardiff: photograph album showing convalescent patients at 3rd Western General Military Hospital, Howard Gardens, Cardiff 1914-1918 (D1248)
  • Llynfi Valley Historical Association: papers rel to and collected for Spanish Civil War exhibition, incl material also rel to First and Second World Wars, local organisational records and ephemera c1880-2012 (D1288)

Hampshire Archives and Local Studies

  • Miscellany of documents rel to Alton during First World War, incl account by Lodewijk de Jonghe of Mechelen rel to his experiences as an evacuee in the town 1914-1972 (85A15)

Highland Archives

  • Sgt Neil McIsaac (fl 1910-1916), Cameron Highlanders: diary 1910-1916 (D1487)

Hull History Centre (Hull City Archives)

  • Redhead family of Hull: corresp detailing zeppelin raids 1915-1915 (C DIRE)

Lambeth Archives

  • Fisher family: personal papers rel to Sidney E and Mary Alice Fisher incl Sidney Fisher's First World War military documents c1900-1980 (ARC/2015/10)

Lancashire Archives

  • Album of First World War postcards, photographs and local ephemera 1914-1945 (DDX 3120)

Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland, Record Office for

  • 5th Northern General Hospital, military hospital, Leicester: glass plate negatives of staff, patients and wards 1910-1918 (DE8877; DE8878; DE8982)
  • Orson Lucas Oral History Project: recordings of Orson Lucas with Jack Woods rel to First World War service (DE8885)

Lincolnshire Archives

  • Royal Lincolnshire Regiment: diary of Jack Fleetwood (1914-1918), records rel to George Henry Marriott (1914-1918), records rel to Ernest Charles Mangall (1915), photograph albums rel to Major Derby Robert Houlton-Hart (1941-1948), records rel to Derek A George (1958-1960) and audio recordings of a Mr Fairweather rel to service in Gallipoli and the Western Front 1914-1983 (REGI)

Norfolk Record Office

  • David Reid (fl 1914-1918), soldier: commonplace book rel to service in Canadian forces 1914-1918 (Acc 2015/44)

Northumberland Archives

  • Copy recording of the First World War expriences of John Boon of North Shields, as wireless operator and Second Airman c1914-2004 (NRO 10870)

Nottinghamshire Archives

  • Francis Charles (Charlie) Cobb (1893-1917), soldier: corresp, photographs, ephemera detailing war service 1915-1917 (8814)

Shropshire Archives

  • WW Hayes (fl 1900-1920), soldier: letters to his mother during First World War service incl during convalescence 1915-1937 (9051)
  • Photographs rel to Philip John Bennett and First World War Service with the 6th Imperial Camel Corps c1914-1918 (8981)

Somerset Heritage Centre (South West Heritage Trust)

  • Dorothy M Hole (fl 1914-1919), Red Cross nurse: papers while at Hinton House, Hinton St George 1914-1919 (A\EDM)

Southwark Local History Library and Archive

  • Ernest Parker, soldier: letters (digital copies) to members of his family from Bermondsey while on active service in Greece in World War One 1916-1918 (2015/19)

Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Archive Service: Stoke-on-Trent City Archives

  • Ken Ray (fl 1990-2010), historian: research papers rel to North Staffordshire soldiers involved in conflicts in the Crimea, India, Egypt and Sudan campaigns, the Battle of Omdurman, Boer War and First World War 20th-21st cent (SD 1710)

Surrey History Centre

  • Broadwood family of Lyne: personal papers of Captain Evelyn Broadwood incl First World War service, records of piano making business (7481)
  • Budd family of Reigate and Leatherhead: family corresp, photographs, diary and notebook incl First World War letter from Edward Budd while serving in the Army Service Corps and Jack Budd serving in the Royal Artillery 1892-1938 (9461)
  • Edgar John Barfoot (1890-1975), Royal Army Service Corps: soldier's diary 1916 (SGW/3)
  • Rose Ponting (1889-1961), of Dorking: personal papers incl First World War letters and photographs c1900-1949 (9496)
  • Pte William Topp (fl 1914-1918), Mechanical Transport Army Service Corps: album of photographs while on active service in Egypt and Salonika 1914-1918 (SGW/1)
  • East Surrey Regiment: additional papers of individuals who served with the regiment incl Private Malcolm Sidney Scrivener, Charles Sidney Cattell, Lance-Corporal John George Denoon, Private Frank Ruthven, Trooper Frederick John Royal Smith, rel mainly to First World War service (ESR/25)

Tameside Local Studies and Archives

  • Denis Bidwell (fl 1914-1918), soldier, 9th Battalion the Manchester Regiment: personal papers 1914-1928 (MR4)
  • Victor Hill (c1914-1918), soldier, 26th Battalion the Manchester Regiment: personal papers 1914-1918 (MR4)
  • Lt Henry Norman Johnson (c1914-1918), 5th Battalion, the Manchester Regiment: personal papers c1914-1918 (4401)
  • Warrant Sergeant Michael Joseph Mulholland (fl c1914-1945): personal papers c1914-1945 (4418)
  • John Norris (fl 1915-1941), soldier, 11th Battalion the Manchester Regiment: personal papers 1915-1941 (4427)
  • Fred West (fl 1914-1918), soldier, 24th Battalion, the Manchester Regiment: personal papers c1914-1918 (MR4)
  • Charles Edward Wild (fl 1915-1919), soldier, the Manchester Regiment: personal papers 1915-1919 (MR4)

Tyne and Wear Archives

  • Emily Gibb (fl 1914-1919), nursing auxiliary: photographs of staff and patients at the 1st Northern General War Hospital c1914-1919 (DX1615)

West Glamorgan Archive Service

  • Swansea Library: records incl administrative material and collected records rel to local history and the First World War, photographic and audio-visual material 19th-21st cent (SL)

West Sussex Record Office

  • Royal Sussex Regiment (35/107th Foot): 3rd Battallion photograph album c1899-1918 (17826)

Wigan Archives and Local Studies

  • William Carter (d 1918), soldier, 1/5 Manchester Regiment: diary of his time on active service incl in Egypt c1914-1918 (Acc. 2015/28)
  • Lt Cdr Sidney Howard Fish (1894-1918): sketch books before and during active service, incl with the Hood battalion and at Gallipoli 1908-1918 (Acc. 2015/10)
  • William Liptrot (c1910-1929), soldier: records rel to life incl First World War service c1910-1929 (Acc. 2015/82)

Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service

  • Spr Walter Henry Haywood (1888-1917), Royal Engineers: diary, letter, photographs 1917 (15865)


Imperial War Museum Department of Documents

  • Capt Francis Henry Black (d 1915), Royal Warwickshire Regiment: photograph albums 1907-1915 (2015-03-01)
  • Donald William Alers Hankey (1884-1916), writer and soldier: corresp, publications and unpublished drafts mainly rel to his military service in the First World War 1910-1916 (Documents.25410)
  • Michael Herbert Rudolf Knatchbull (1895-1939), 5th Baron Brabourne: photograph albums of aerial reconnaissance, Gallipoli and the Western Front 1915-1918 (2015-04-07)
  • Capt James Harry Randolph (1891-1965), The London Regiment: diaries written on the Western Front, in Salonika and Palestine 1916-1918 (Documents.25845)

Manx National Heritage Library & Archives

  • Manx Discharged Sailors and Soldiers Association: minutes 1918-1919 (MS 13792)

National Army Museum Templer Study Centre

  • Col Lord Henry Charles Seymour (1878-1939): letters and papers rel to Lord Henry Seymour and his wife, incl corresp between Lady Helen and Brig Gen John Frederick Hepburn-Stuart-Forbes-Trefusis 1914-1915 and a war diary of the 4th Battalion, Grenadier Guards (2015-11-50)

National Library of Wales: Department of Collection Services

  • Pte Dan Evans (fl 1914), Royal Welsh Fusiliers: letters (21) rel to military service (NLW ex 2905)
  • Frederick James Thrasher (b 1873), pioneer: papers 1898-1946 (NLW ex 2906)

National Maritime Museum: The Caird Library and Archive

  • Petty Officer Joseph Albert McGill (b 1876): diaries kept on board HMS Albion incl during Dardanelles campaign 1914-1916 (JOD/275/1-2)

National Museum of the Royal Navy

  • Arthur Suter (fl 1915-1918), seaman, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve: letters to his parents rel to First World War service, with related papers 1915-1918 (RNM 2015.20)

National Museums Liverpool: Maritime Archives and Library

  • Marian May Bird (1875-c1975), stewardess, Lusitania: discharge books 1907-1915 (DX/2604)

Royal Air Force Museum, Department of Research and Information Services

  • Robert Benedict Bourdillon (1889-1971), pilot and scientist: diaries rel to bombing on the Western Front 1917 1917 (X007-9132)

Search Engine (National Railway Museum)

  • Cyril Harrison (fl 1914-1919), medical orderley and conscientious objector: notebook containing names of the Friends Ambulance Unit (FAU) staff, religious quotations, medical notes and examples of French learning practice 1915-1919 (2015-7100)


Fleet Air Arm Museum

  • Air Mechanic John Morgan George (fl 1915-1917): diaries while serving with kite balloon HMS Hector in the Dardanelles and in Taranto 1915-1917 (YEORN 2015/116)

Seven Stories, the Centre for Children's Books

  • Michael Andrew Bridge Morpurgo (b 1943), author, poet, playwright, librettist and Children's Laureate: material documenting his writing career incl manuscripts, notebooks rel to "War Horse" and "Private Peaceful" as well as personal papers and corresp 1962-2014 (MMo)

Wellcome Collection

  • Pte George Harrington Gerald Warr (1895-1918), Royal Army Medical Corps: photograph album and ephemera re service at Bethune, Merville and other places in France 1915-1918 (MS9181)


Cambridge University Library: Department of Archives and Modern Manuscripts

  • Fairbank family of Cambridge: papers rel to military service in South African, First and Second World Wars c1900-1945 (MS Add. 10082)

Cambridge University: Churchill Archives Centre

  • Arthur Joseph Hungerford Pollen (1866-1937), expert in naval gunnery and businessman: additional papers rel to naval gunnery c1910-1920 (PLLN)

Durham University Library, Special Collections

  • John Waller Hills (1867-1938), MP: corresp rel to First World War 1915-1917 (ADD)

Glasgow University Archive Services

  • Erskine Hospital, residential care home for ex-servicemen, Bishopton: administrative and patient records 1916-21st cent (UGC 225)

London University: Goldsmiths Library: Special Collections and Archives

  • William Loring (1865-1915), first Warden of Goldsmiths' College: personal corresp and papers, chiefly rel to the First World War 1905-1916 (LOR)

Trinity College Dublin

  • Lilian Stokes (1878-1955), diarist: diary of the Easter Rising 1916 (IE TCD MS 11507)