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Collection Level Description: King's African Rifles Papers

Reference: MSS. Afr. s. 1715
Title: King's African Rifles Papers
Dates of Creation: [1978-1984]
Extent: 19 boxes
Name of Creator: Oxford Development Records Project

Language of Material: English



Administrative/Biographical History

This collection is the result of the work of the Oxford Development Records Project, c1981-1982, which aimed to preserve the memories of experiences of former British officers who had served in East Africa earlier in the 20th century. An aide-memoire was sent to potential contributors, which they were invited to answer in the form of a personal data sheet, adding any original papers they were willing to donate. The officers concerned had mostly served with the various battalions of the King's African Rifles, though some had served with other forces, including the Somaliland Camel Corps, Somaliland Scouts and Gendarmerie, and the Northern Rhodesia Regiment. The period covered was from World War One to independence, though most of the papers relate to World War Two and the following decade.

The King's African Rifles was formed in 1902 by the union of other regular colonial regiments in British East Africa. The 1st and 2nd (Nyasaland) Battalions were established from the Central African Regiment, 3rd (Kenya) Battalion from the East Africa Rifles, 4th and 5th (Uganda) Battalions from the Uganda Rifles, and 6th (Somaliland) Battalion from local Somaliland forces. In 1910 this was disbanded, though a 6th (Tanganyika) Battalion emerged in 1917. A further Tanganyika Battalion, the 26th, was founded in 1939. There were three Kenya battalions, the 5th formed in 1916, the 7th in 1952 and the 11th in 1941. The independence of various colonies spelt the end of the regiment as a whole. The 6th and 26th Battalions were redesignated the Tanganyika Rifles in 1961, 4th Battalion the Uganda Rifles in 1962, 3rd, 5th and 11th Battalions the Kenya Rifles in 1963, and 1st Battalion the Malawi Rifles in 1964.

There were approximately a further thirty temporary battalions raised during hostilities, and a territorial unit, the 7th (Uganda Territorial Force) Battalion, 1939-1946.

During World War Two the regiment achieved battle honours in Abyssinia, British and Italian Somaliland, Madagascar, the Middle East and Burma.

The Northern Rhodesia Regiment was formed from the military wing of the Northern Rhodesia Police in 1933 and was reconstituted in 1937 as a colonial infantry regiment. During World War Two the regiment totalled eight battalions, which served in Kenya, Somalia, Abyssinia, Madagascar, Burma, India and Palestine, as well as undertaking civil defence duties in Northern Rhodesia. The regiment also raised logistic and ambulance units. However, after 1945 the regiment was reduced to one battalion, which later served in the armed forces of the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland. At the independence of Northern Rhodesia (Zambia) in 1964 the regiment became 1 Zambia Rifles.

The Somaliland Camel Corps was formed in 1912 as a response to the rising of Maxamad Cabdulle Xasan (1864-1920), the 'Mad Mullah', but was disbanded in 1940 when the Italians overran British Somaliland. After the British reoccupation, the Corps was reformed with the intention of developing into an armoured car unit. In 1943 a new unit, the Somaliland Scouts, was created from existing companies of Somalis previously assembled for guard and patrol duties. The Somaliland Gendarmerie was also formed, to patrol occupied ex-Italian territory. The Camel Corps mutinied in June 1944 and was disbanded. The Somaliland Scouts continued in service until Somalia's indepence in 1960, when they were handed over to the new government.

Scope and Content

Memoranda and other papers, [1981-1982], describing the experiences of officers in various East African regiments, c1910s-1960s.

System of Arrangement

The papers are arranged alphabetically by the surname of the contributor. Although brief details of the relevant military service of each officer is given in their administrative/biographical history, further biographical information can be found in their aide-memoires.

Administrative Information

Access Conditions

Bodleian reader's ticket required: http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/services/admissions/.

Reproduction Restrictions

No reproduction or publication of personal papers without permission. Contact the library in the first instance.

Further Information

Finding Aids

Listed as no. 920 in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

Related Units of Description

Royal West African Frontier Force papers, [c1983] (ref. MSS. Afr. s. 1734).

Access Points

Great Britain | Armed forces | Africa, East | History

Great Britain. Army. King's African Rifles

Great Britain. Army. Northern Rhodesia Regiment

Great Britain. Army. Somaliland Camel Corps

Great Britain. Army | Signalling

Military police | Somalia



Component descriptions



MSS. Afr. s. 1715 (7) (Box 1)
Papers of Col. Desmond J. Bannister, MBE, MC
Language of material: English
100 ff.

Col. Desmond Bannister, MBE, MC served in the 1st Battalion, King's African Rifles, in Tanganyika, Kenya, Italian Somaliland and Abyssinia, 1936-1941.

Personal data sheet, responses to aide-memoire, account of 1940-1941 East African campaign, [1978-1984].

Finding Aids

Listed as no. 920 (7) in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

Access Points

Bannister | Desmond J. | fl 1936-1980s | Colonel

World War, 1939-1945 | Tanzania

World War, 1939-1945 | Kenya

World War, 1939-1945 | Ethiopia

World War, 1939-1945 | Somalia

Great Britain. Army. King's African Rifles


MSS. Afr. s. 1715 (8) (Box 1)
Papers of Patrick W.G. Barnes
Language of material: English
30 ff.

Patrick W.G. Barnes served with the 27th Battalion, King's African Rifles in Northern Rhodesia and Kenya, 1942, 22nd Battalion, Kenya, Tanganyika, Ceylon, Burma and India, 1943-1944, and 31st Battalion, India and Northern Rhodesia, 1945.

Personal data sheet, address card, correspondence with Oxford Development Records Project, lecture prospectus and account of East African campaigns, 20th century.

Finding Aids

Listed as no. 920 (8) in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

Access Points

Barnes | Patrick, W.G. | fl 1942-1980s | army officer

World War, 1939-1945 | Ceylon

World War, 1939-1945 | Kenya

World War, 1939-1945 | Burma

Great Britain. Army. King's African Rifles


MSS. Afr. s. 1715 (11) (Box 1)
Papers of Lieut.-Colonel Peter A. Belton
Language of material: English
66 ff.

Lieut.-Colonel Peter A. Belton served in the 5th Battalion, King's African Rifles, Kenya, 1956-1959.

Personal data sheet, correspondence with Oxford Development Records Project, responses to aide-memoire, [1978-1984]; reports and addresses, 1957-1958; maps, [1940s-1950s?]; press cuttings, [1950s?]; list of slides, etc., 20th century.

Finding Aids

Listed as no. 920 (11) in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

Access Points

Belton | Peter A. | fl 1956-1980s | Lieut.-Colonel

Africa, East | History, military

Great Britain. Army. King's African Rifles


MSS. Afr. s. 1715 (24A) (Box 1)
Papers of Lieut. Donald F.T. Bowie
Language of material: English
3 files

Lieut. Donald F.T. Bowie served in the 2/2nd (later 22nd) Battalion, King's African Rifles, in Kenya, Ethiopia, Burma and India, 1940-1946.

Correspondence with Oxford Development Records Project, [1978-1984]; transcript, [1980s?] of account of the sleeping-sickness evacuation of the Wandingo tribe from Tanganyika in 1947; account of his family's experiences in the 1915 Chilembwe uprising, Malawi; United States Army map of Dar-es-Salaam and surrounding area, 1969; account by R.M. Bell of the Maji-Maji Rebellion in the Liwale District; transcript, [1980s?] of account of war-time experiences, with contemporary photographs, and of action in Burma, with maps, 1940s.

Finding Aids

Listed as no. 920 (24A) in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

Access Points

Bowie | Donald F.T. | fl 1940-1980s | Lieut.

World War, 1939-1945 | Burma

World War, 1939-1945 | Ethiopia

Great Britain. Army. King's African Rifles

Maji Maji Uprising, 1905-1907

African trypanosomiasis | Africa, East

Malawi | History | Chilembwe Rebellion, 1915

Malawi | Description and travel | Views

Ethiopia | Description and travel | Views


MSS. Afr. s. 1715 (26) (Box 1)
Papers of Lieut.-Colonel Frederick R.C. Bray
Language of material: English
24 ff.

Lieut.-Colonel Frederick R.C. Bray served in the 6th Battalion, King's African Rifles, Tanganyika, 1939-1940, 9th Battalion, Somaliland, Abyssinia, Kenya and Tanganyika, 1943-1944, staff training, 1941-1943 and staff appointments, 1944-1948.

Personal data sheet, correspondence with Oxford Development Records Project, responses to aide-memoire, etc., [1978-1984].

Finding Aids

Listed as no. 920 (26) in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

Access Points

Bray | Frederick R.C. | fl 1939-1980s | Lieut.-Colonel

Great Britain. Army. King's African Rifles


MSS. Afr. s. 1715 (31) (Box 2)
Papers of Major Charles F. Broomfield
Language of material: English
157 ff., 9 items

Major Charles F. Broomfield served in the 1st Kenya Regiment, 1938-1940, and in the 4th Battalion, King's African Rifles, Kenya, Somaliland, Abyssinia and South-East Asia, 1941-1958.

Personal data sheet, correspondence with Oxford Development Records Project, copy of aide-memoire with detailed responses, [1978-1984]; photographs related to service with the King's African Rifles, [1940s-1950s], souvenir programmes and other booklets relating to the King's African Rifles, Uganda and Kenya, etc., [c1951-1962].

Finding Aids

Listed as no. 920 (31) in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

Access Points

Broomfield | Charles F. | fl 1938-1980s | Major

World War, 1939-1945 | Personal narratives, British

Great Britain. Army. King's African Rifles

Great Britain. Army. Kenya Regiment


MSS. Afr. s. 1715 (31) (Box 2)
Papers of Lieut.-Colonel Anthony Brounlie
Language of material: English
50 ff.

Lieut.-Colonel Anthony Brounlie, MC served in the 4th Battalion, Northern Rhodesia Regiment, Northern and Southern Rhodesia, Madagascar and Kenya, 1941-1943 and in the King's African Rifles, Kenya, 1945.

Personal data sheet, correspondence with Oxford Development Records Project, and memorandum on war-time service in Africa, with transcript, [1978-1984].

Finding Aids

Listed as no. 920 (32) in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

Access Points

Brounlie | Anthony | fl 1941-1980s | Lieut.-Colonel

World War, 1939-1945 | Ethiopia

Great Britain. Army. King's African Rifles

Great Britain. Army. Northern Rhodesian Regiment

Great Britain. Army. (Nigeria) Infantry Brigade, 23rd


MSS. Afr. s. 1715 (36) (Box 2)
Papers of Major Geoffrey N. Burden, CMG, MBE
Language of material: English
113 ff.

Major Geoffrey Noel Burden (fl 1898-1980s), CMG (1952), MBE (1938), was educated at Exeter School and Royal Military College, Sandhurst, undertaking military service, 1915-1923 and [1940]-1942, serving latterly in 2/2nd Battalion, King's African Rifles, Nyasaland, 1940, 2nd East Africa (Holding Battalion), Northern Rhodesia, 1941, and the civil resettlement camp, Nyasaland, 1942. He began civilian work as a cadet, Nyasaland, 1925, district officer, 1927 and Director of Publicity, 1936. He became Chief Recruiting Officer, 1940 and Assistant Chief Secretary, 1945. He was made Commissioner of Labour, Gold Coast, 1946 and Chief Commissioner, 1950.

Personal data sheet, correspondence with Oxford Development Records Project, [1978-1984]; extracts from autobiography relating to service in East African forces, with transcript of entire autobiography, [c1980s?].

Finding Aids

Listed as no. 920 (36) in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

Related Units of Description

Memorandum on labour migration in Africa, 1951, report, The Gonja Development Company, Damongo, December 1950-June 1952 (ref. MSS. Afr. s. 652); tape and transcript of interview concerning administrative service, 1925-1946, in Nyasaland (ref. MSS. Afr. s. 1454); tape and transcript of interview concerning experiences as Labour Commissioner, Gold Coast, 1946-1960, and as Chief Regional Officer, 1960-1963, Northern Territories (ref. MSS. Afr. s. 1435); report and articles on migrant Nyasaland labour, 1947-1964 (ref. MSS. Afr. s. 1742 (6)).

Access Points

Burden | Geoffrey Noel | fl 1898-1980s | Major

World War, 1939-1945 | Somalia

World War, 1939-1945 | Ethiopia

Great Britain. Army. King's African Rifles


MSS. Afr. s. 1715 (39) (Box 3)
Papers of C.W. Catt
Language of material: English
309 ff.

C.W. Catt served in the Signals, Tanganyika, Kenya and Italian Somaliland, 1939-1941, and East Africa Signals Training, Kenya, 1941-1942. In the early 1970s he worked for the Industrial Development Corporation of Zambia Ltd. (INDECO).

Correspondence with Oxford Development Records Project, [1978-1984]; account of experiences training the Signal Section of the Southern Brigade, account of experiences in East Africa, including maps, notes, original letters and licences relating to war-time service, [1936-1987].

Finding Aids

Listed as no. 920 (39) in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

Related Units of Description

Typescript, Impressions of a journey on the Tanzania-Zambia railway, 1976 (ref. MSS. Afr. s. 1736); correspondence, memoranda, reports, etc. of service with the Industrial Development Corporation of Zambia Ltd. (INDECO), 1970-1972 (ref. MSS. Afr. s. 1905).

Access Points

Catt | C.W. | fl 1937-1980s

World War, 1939-1945 | Tanzania

World War, 1939-1945 | Kenya

World War, 1939-1945 | Somalia

World War, 1939-1945 | Ethiopia

Great Britain. Army | Signalling


MSS. Afr. s. 1715 (42) (Box 3)
Papers of Lieut.-Colonel Henry K.P. Chavasse
Language of material: English
81 ff.

Lieut.-Colonel Henry K.P. Chavasse served in the 4th Battalion, King's African Rifles, Uganda, 1960-1962.

Personal data sheet, correspondence with Oxford Development Records Project, responses to aide-memoire with transcript, [1978-1984].

Finding Aids

Listed as no. 920 (42) in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

Access Points

Chavasse | Henry K.P. | fl 1960-1980s | Lieut.-Colonel

Africa, East | History, military

Great Britain. Army. King's African Rifles


MSS. Afr. s. 1715 (46) (Box 3)
Papers of Major Hugh N. Clemas
Language of material: English
61 ff., 56 items

Major Hugh N. Clemas served in the 23rd Battalion, King's African Rifles, in Kenya, 1951-1954.

Personal data sheet, correspondence with Oxford Development Records Project, responses to aide-memoire with transcript, [1978-1984]; exercise books with details of daily operations and activities, and accounts of safaris, [1950s].

Finding Aids

Listed as no. 920 (46) in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

Access Points

Clemas | Hugh N. | fl 1951-1980s | Major

Africa, East | History, military

Great Britain. Army. King's African Rifles


MSS. Afr. s. 1715 (48) (Box 3)
Papers of George H.H. Coles
Language of material: English
38 ff., 2 items

George H.H. Coles served in the 4th Battalion, King's African Rifles, in Somalia, Kenya and Uganda, 1949-1953 and in Uganda, 1955-1957, and in the East African Training Corps, Kenya, 1953-1955.

Personal data sheet, correspondence with the Oxford Development Records Project, responses to aide-memoire with transcript, [1978-1984]; photographs and leaflets relating to the King's African Rifles, [c1950s].

Finding Aids

Listed as no. 920 (48) in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

Access Points

Coles | George H.H. | fl 1949-1980s | army officer

Africa, East | History, military

Great Britain. Army. King's African Rifles

Great Britain. Army. East African Training Corps


MSS. Afr. s. 1715 (54) (Box 3)
Papers of Lieut.-Colonel Paul H. Courtenay
Language of material: English
+ 21 ff.

Lieut.-Colonel Paul H. Courtenay served in East Africa Flight, Army Air Corps, Kenya, 1961-1963.

Personal data sheet, correspondence with the Oxford Development Records Project, responses to aide-memoire with transcript, [1978-1984].

Finding Aids

Listed as no. 920 (54) in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

Access Points

Courtenay | Paul H. | fl 1961-1980s | Lieut.-Colonel

Africa, East | History, military

Great Britain. Army. Air Corps


MSS. Afr. s. 1715 (55) (Box 3)
Papers of Lieut.-Colonel Henry N. Crawford
Language of material: English
48 ff.

Lieut.-Colonel Henry N. Crawford served in the 11th Battalion, King's African Rifles, Kenya, 1959-1962, and as British Defence Advisor to the High Commissioner, Uganda, 1968-1971.

Personal data sheet, correspondence with the Oxford Development Records Project, responses to aide-memoire with transcript, description of work as Defence Advisor, Uganda with transcript, [1978-1984].

Finding Aids

Listed as no. 920 (55) in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

Access Points

Crawford | Henry N. | fl 1959-1980s | Lieut.-Colonel and Defence Advisor to the High Commissioner, Uganda

Africa, East | History, military

Great Britain. Army. King's African Rifles


MSS. Afr. s. 1715 (57) (Box 3)
Papers of Brigadier Gerald H. Cree, CBE, DSO
Language of material: English
111 ff.

Brigadier Gerald Hilary Cree (1905-1998), CBE (1946), DSO (1945), was educated at Kelly College and the Royal Military College, Sandhurst. He was commissioned in the West Yorkshire Regiment, 1924 and served in the King's African Rifles, 1931-1936. He saw further service in Palestine, East Africa, Abyssinia, Western Desert, Iraq and Burma, 1938-1945, commanding the 2nd Battalion, West Yorkshire Regiment, 1942-1944 and the 1st Battalion, 1946-1948. He was Commander, 25th (East African) Infantry Brigade, 1944-1945 and was made Brigadier, 1953. He served as Commander, 127th (East Lancs) Infantry Brigade (TA), 1953-1956, Colonel, The West Yorkshire Regiment, 1956-1957 and Colonel, PWO Regiment of Yorkshire, from 1960 till his retirement in 1970. In 1945 he married Joan Agnes Eden, with whom he had one daughter.

Personal data sheet, correspondence with the Oxford Development Records Project, responses to aide-memoire with transcript, [1978-1984]; account of a flag march in Mbulu District, Tanzania in 1934, photographs relating to service with African forces, [1930s-1940s].

Finding Aids

Listed as no. 920 (57) in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

Access Points

Cree | Gerald H. | 1905-1998 | Brigadier

World War, 1939-1945 | Africa, East

World War, 1939-1945 | Burma

World War, 1939-1945 | India

Africa, East | History, military

Great Britain. Army. King's African Rifles

Great Britain. Army. West Yorkshire Regiment

Great Britain. Army. East African Infantry Brigade, 25th

Great Britain. Army. Territorial and Army Volunteer Reserve


MSS. Afr. s. 1715 (61) (Box 4)
Papers of Captain V.G.S. Damms
Language of material: English
14 ff.

Captain V.G.S. Damms served with the 4th Battalion, King's African Rifles (Medical Officer), East Africa, in Ceylon, Burma and India, 1941-1945.

Personal data sheet, correspondence with the Oxford Development Records Project, aide-memoire with answers inserted, memorandum on war-time experiences with the King's African Rifles, [1978-1984].

Finding Aids

Listed as no. 920 (61) in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

Access Points

Damms | V.G.S. | fl 1941-1980s | Captain

World War, 1939-1945 | Sri Lanka

World War, 1939-1945 | Burma

Medicine, military

Great Britain. Army. King's African Rifles


MSS. Afr. s. 1715 (62) (Box 4)
Papers of Captain Richard R. Darlington, OBE
Language of material: English
29 ff.

Captain Richard R. Darlington, OBE served with the 71st Battalion, King's African Rifles, in Ethiopia, Somaliland, Kenya, Ceylon and Burma, 1942-1945.

Personal data sheet, correspondence with the Oxford Development Records Project, memorandum on war-time experiences with the King's African Rifles, [1978-1984].

Finding Aids

Listed as no. 920 (62) in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

Access Points

Darlington | Richard R. | fl 1942-1980s | Captain

World War, 1939-1945 | Sri Lanka

World War, 1939-1945 | Burma

World War, 1939-1945 | Africa, East

Great Britain. Army. King's African Rifles


MSS. Afr. s. 1715 (64) (Box 4)
Papers of Major Keith W. Davies
Language of material: English
39 ff., 1 item

Major Keith W. Davies served with the Somaliland Camel Corps, British Somaliland, 1942, the 71st Battalion, King's African Rifles, Somaliland, Ethiopia, Kenya and Burma, 1942-1944, and as assistant district commissioner/district commissioner, Somaliland, 1944-1946.

Personal data sheet, correspondence with the Oxford Development Records Project, responses to aide-memoire with transcript, [1978-1984]; xerox copies of petitions, 1946, from locals seeking Davies' retention as district commissioner in Berbera; booklet of poems by Davies, 20th century.

Finding Aids

Listed as no. 920 (64) in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

Access Points

Davies | Keith W. | fl 1942-1980s | Major

World War, 1939-1945 | Somalia

Riots | Somalia

Somalia | History | 20th century

Great Britain. Army. King's African Rifles

Great Britain. Army. Somaliland Camel Corps


MSS. Afr. s. 1715 (72) (Box 4)
Papers of Captain A.B. Doyle
Language of material: English
43 ff.

Captain A.B.Doyle served with the Somaliland Gendarmerie, Italian Somaliland, 1941-1943.

Address card and correspondence with the Oxford Development Records Project, responses to aide-memoire with partial transcript, [1978-1984].

Finding Aids

Listed as no. 920 (72) in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

Access Points

Doyle | A.B. | fl 1941-1980s | Captain

World War, 1939-1945 | Somalia

Military police | Somalia


MSS. Afr. s. 1715 (77) (Box 4)
Papers of Lieut.-Colonel Geoffrey R. Durrant, MBE
Language of material: English
14 ff.

Lieut.-Colonel Geoffrey R. Durrant, MBE served in the 3rd Battalion, King's African Rifles, 1956-1957.

Personal data sheet, correspondence with the Oxford Development Records Project, responses to aide-memoire, [1978-1984]; photocopy of article by Durrant on a flag march in East Africa from The Journal of the Royal Army Veterinary Corps, Vol. 40, Summer 1969; The Veterinary Review, August 1978, containing an article by Durrant on the Royal Army Veterinary Corps.

Finding Aids

Listed as no. 920 (77) in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

Access Points

Durrant | Geoffrey R. | fl 1956-1980s | Lieut.-Colonel

Africa, East | History, military

Great Britain. Army. King's African Rifles

Great Britain. Army. Royal Army Veterinary Corps


MSS. Afr. s. 1715 (78) (Box 4)
Papers of Major Richard J. Durtnell
Language of material: English
18 ff.

Major Richard J. Durtnell served with the 2nd Battalion, King's African Rifles, Northern Rhodesia Regiment and Zambia Regiment, Northern Rhodesia/Zambia, 1964-1967.

Personal data sheet, correspondence with the Oxford Development Records Project, aide-memoire with responses inserted and transcript, [1978-1984].

Finding Aids

Listed as no. 920 (78) in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

Access Points

Durtnell | Richard J. | fl 1964-1980s | Major

Africa, East | History, military

Armies | Zambia | History


MSS. Afr. s. 1715 (80) (Box 4)
Papers of Captain Patrick L. Edwards
Language of material: English
24 ff.

Captain Patrick L. Edwards served in the 2nd Battalion, Nigerian Regiment, Kenya, Somaliland and Abyssinia, 1940-1941, in the 4/6th Battalion, King's African Rifles, Somaliland and Abyssinia, 1941-1943, and Staff, Kenya, 1943-1944.

Personal data sheet, correspondence with the Oxford Development Records Project, responses to aide-memoire, [1978-1984]; transcript of a letter, 1941, from Edwards' platoon sergeant to the Nigerian press concerning the War.

Finding Aids

Listed as no. 920 (80) in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

Access Points

Edwards | Patrick L. | fl 1940-1980s | Captain

World War, 1939-1945 | Somalia

World War, 1939-1945 | Kenya

World War, 1939-1945 | Ethiopia

Great Britain. Army. King's African Rifles

Great Britain. Army. Nigerian Regiment


MSS. Afr. s. 1715 (90) (Box 4)
Papers of Francis G. Finch
Language of material: English
78 ff.

Francis Gerald Finch (b 1924) was educated at Stonyhurst College and undertook military service, 1943-1950, including with the Somalia Gendarmerie in Italian Somaliland, 1946-1948, in the 3rd Battalion, King's African Rifles, Somalia and Kenya, 1949-1950, rising to the rank of captain. He started work as a cadet, Tanganyika, 1951, and held the position of district officer, 1953-1962 in the Tanganyika Government Service.

Personal data sheet, correspondence with the Oxford Development Records Project, memorandum of experiences in East Africa with transcript, [1978-1984].

Finding Aids

Listed as no. 920 (90) in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

Related Units of Description

Photocopied statements of accounts of the Tanganyika reunion, 1971-1983, with two lists of members, 1978-1981 (ref. MSS. Afr. s. 1899).

Access Points

Finch | Francis Gerald | fl 1924-1980s | colonial administrator

Africa, East | History, military

Great Britain. Army. King's African Rifles

Military police | Somalia


MSS. Afr. s. 1715 (95) (Box 4)
Papers of Major Frank Flory, MBE
Language of material: English
25 ff.

Major Frank Flory, MBE served with the 23rd Battalion, King's African Rifles, Kenya, 1952, the 3rd Battalion, King's African Rifles, Malaya and Kenya, 1953-1961, 6th Battalion, King's African Rifles/1st Battalion, Tanganyika Rifles, Tanganyika, 1961-1962, and 2nd Battalion, Tanganyika Rifles, 1962-1964.

Personal data sheet, correspondence with the Oxford Development Records Project, responses to aide-memoire with transcript, [1978-1984]; various other papers, 20th century, comprising invitations to Somali independence and Tanganyika anniversary of independence celebrations, photographs of presentation of colours to the 2nd Battalion, Tanganyika Regiment (with programme), Christmas card, and General Smuts' Campaign in East Africa by Brig.-General John Henry Verinder Crowe (London, J. Murray, 1918).

Finding Aids

Listed as no. 920 (95) in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

Access Points

Flory | Frank | fl 1952-1980s | Major

Smuts | Jan Christian | fl 1952-1980s | statesman

Africa, East | History, military

Great Britain. Army. King's African Rifles

Great Britain. Army. Tanganyika Rifles

World War, 1914-1918 | Campaigns | Africa


MSS. Afr. s. 1715 (96) (Box 4)
Papers of Lieut.-Colonel Patrick W. Forbes of Corse, OBE. DL
Language of material: English
150 ff.

Lieut.-Colonel Patrick W. Forbes of Corse, OBE, DL served in the 4th Battalion, King's African Rifles, 1946-1947.

Personal data sheet, letter to Oxford Development Records Project, responses to aide-memoire with transcript, [1978-1984].

Finding Aids

Listed as no. 920 (96) in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

Access Points

Forbes | Patrick W. | fl 1946-1980s | Lieut.-Colonel

Africa, East | History, military

Great Britain. Army. King's African Rifles


MSS. Afr. s. 1715 (96A) (Box 4)
Papers of Lieut.-Colonel Walter A.H. Forbes
Language of material: English
53 ff.

Lieut.-Colonel Walter A.H. Forbes served in the Sudan Defence Force, 1932-1945.

Address card, correspondence with the Oxford Development Records Project, including draft article on service and list of foreign words used in interview; transcript of tape-recorded interview, [1978-1984].

Finding Aids

Listed as no. 920 (96A) in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

Access Points

Forbes | Walter A.H. | fl 1932-1980s | Lieut.-Colonel

Sudan Defence Force | Anecdotes, facetiae, satire etc.

Sudan | History, military


MSS. Afr. s. 1715 (103) (Box 5)
Papers of Sir Angus Gillan, KBE, CMG
Language of material: English
66 ff.

Sir (James) Angus Gillan (1885-1981) KBE (1939), CMG (1935) was educated at Edinburgh Academy and Magdalen College, Oxford, entering the Sudan Political Service in 1909. He was Inspector at el Obeid and Nakud (Kordofan Province), 1910-1916. He became Assistant Political and Intelligence Officer, Sudan Western Frontier Force, 1916, during the campaign against Ali Dinar in Dar Fur. He served as Deputy and Acting Governor of the Nuba Mountains Province, 1921-1928, Governor of Kordofan Province, 1928-1932, Assistant Civil Secretary, 1932-1934, and Civil Secretary, from 1934, retiring in 1939.

He served as Principal Officer, North Midland Civil Defence Region, Nottingham, 1940-1941, Controller, Commonwealth and Empire Division, British Council, 1941-1949 and British Council Representative in Australia, 1949-1951.

He was a fellow, King's College, University of London (Treasurer, 1955-1970), and President at various times of the Royal Over-Seas League, Conservative Commonwealth Council, Sudan Government British Pensioners' Association, Anglo-Sudanese Association, etc.. He was awarded the Order of the Nile, 2nd Class, 1935. In 1917 he married Margaret Douglas Ord-Mackenzie, with whom he had one son.

Address card, notes on tape recording, list of the arms of Ali Dinar, list of foreign words used in interview, transcript of interview, [1978-1984]; photographs taken in Sudan, 1916.

Finding Aids

Listed as no. 920 (103) in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

Access Points

Gillan | James Angus | 1885-1981 | Sir | Knight and Colonial Administrator

Ali Dinar | c1867-1916 | Sultan of Darfur

World War, 1914-1918 | Sudan

Sudan | History, military

Sudan | Politics and government

Darfur (Sudan) | History


MSS. Afr. s. 1715 (104) (Box 5)
Papers of Major Walter S. Gimber
Language of material: English
20 ff.

Major Walter S. Gimber served in the 1/6th Battalion, King's African Rifles, Kenya and Madagascar, 1940-1943, 2nd Battalion, King's African Rifles, Burma, 1944, and 3rd Battalion, King's African Rifles, Uganda, 1945.

Personal data sheet, correspondence with Oxford Development Records Project, responses to aide-memoire, [1978-1984]; photographs of King's African Rifles, [1940s], with list.

Finding Aids

Listed as no. 920 (104) in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

Access Points

Gimber | Walter S. | fl 1940-1980s | Major

Great Britain. Army. King's African Rifles


MSS. Afr. s. 1715 (105) (Box 5)
Papers of Lieut.-Colonel Harold P.L. Glass, MC
Language of material: English
52 ff., 2 items

Lieut.-Colonel Harold P.L. Glass, MC served with the 2nd Battalion, King's African Rifles, Tanganyika, Nyasaland and British Somaliland, 1937-1940, 1st Battalion, Northern Rhodesia Regiment, Abyssinia and Ceylon, 1941-1942, 18th Battalion, King's African Rifles, Kenya, 1943, and 1st Battalion, Northern Rhodesia Regiment, Ceylon, Burma, Tanganyika and Northern Rhodesia, 1944-1953.

Personal data sheet, correspondence with Oxford Development Records Project, responses to aide-memoire, [1978-1984]; scrapbook mainly consisting of photographs taken while on active service, 1935-1953; Central African Post, 5th June 1953.

Finding Aids

Listed as no. 920 (105) in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

Access Points

Glass | Harold P.L. | fl 1937-1980s | Lieut.-Colonel

Africa | History, military

World War, 1914-1918 | Tanzania

World War, 1914-1918 | Burma

Great Britain. Army. King's African Rifles

Great Britain. Army. Northern Rhodesia Regiment


MSS. Afr. s. 1715 (109) (Box 5)
Papers of George H.W. Goode, CBE, DSO
Language of material: English
22 ff.

George H.W. Goode, CBE, DSO served in the 1st Battalion, Northern Rhodesia Regiment, Kenya and British Somaliland, 1937-1940, and Headquarters, East Africa Command, Kenya, Italian Somaliland and Abyssinia, 1940-1941. He served with the 28th East Africa Infantry Brigade, British Somaliland, 1941-1942, 13th Battalion, King's African Rifles, Kenya, 1943 and 2nd Battalion, Northern Rhodesia Regiment, Madagascar, 1944, then the 1st Battalion, Rhodesian African Rifles, Kenya, Ceylon and Burma, 1944-1946, 1st Battalion, Northern Rhodesia Regiment, Malaya, 1953-1956, and the 70th Battalion, King's African Rifles, Kenya, 1958-1961.

Personal data sheet, correspondence with Oxford Development Records Project, memorandum on service in Africa, [1978-1984].

Finding Aids

Listed as no. 920 (109) in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

Access Points

Goode | George H.W. | fl 1937-1980s | army officer

World War, 1939-1945 | Africa

World War, 1939-1945 | Burma

Africa | History, military

Great Britain. Army. King's African Rifles

Great Britain. Army. Northern Rhodesia Regiment

Great Britain. Army. East Africa Infantry Brigade, 28th

Great Britain. Army. Rhodesian African Rifles


MSS. Afr. s. 1715 (113) (Box 5)
Papers of Major James Gordon, MBE
Language of material: English
30 ff., 2 items

Major James Gordon, MBE served with the 5th Battalion, King's African Rifles, Kenya, 1953-1959.

Personal data sheet, correspondence with Oxford Development Records Project, [1978-1984]; photographs relating to service in the King's African Rifles, 1950s; circular letter from Major Dimoline concerning mutinies among African troops, [c1964], programme for presentation of Colours to the 5th, 7th and 23rd Battalions, King's African Rifles, July 1955.

Finding Aids

Listed as no. 920 (113) in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

Access Points

Gordon | James | fl 1953-1980s | Major

Africa, East | History, military

Kenya | History | Mau Mau Emergency, 1952-1960

Great Britain. Army. King's African Rifles


MSS. Afr. s. 1715 (118) (Box 5)
Papers of Brigadier Percy W.P. Green, CBE, DSO
Language of material: English
31 ff.

Brigadier Percy W.P. Green, CBE, DSO served in the 4th Battalion, King's African Rifles, Kenya, 1954-1956 and Headquarters, East Africa Command, 1957-1960.

Personal data sheet, correspondence with Oxford Development Records Project, transcript of interview, two stories, relating to Kenya and Tanganyika, [1978-1984].

Finding Aids

Listed as no. 920 (118) in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

Access Points

Green | Percy W.P. | fl 1954-1980s | Brigadier

Africa, East | History, military

Great Britain. Army. King's African Rifles


MSS. Afr. s. 1715 (120) (Box 5)
Papers of Lieut.-Colonel John H.T. Gunning
Language of material: English
18 ff.

Lieut.-Colonel John T.H. Gunning served in the 1st Battalion, King's African Rifles, Northern Rhodesia and Malaya, 1950-1952.

Address card, correspondence with Oxford Development Records Project, brief responses to aide-memoire with transcript, [1978-1984].

Finding Aids

Listed as no. 920 (120) in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

Access Points

Gunning | John T.H. | fl 1950-1980s | Lieut.-Colonel

Africa, East | History, military

Malaysia | History, military

Great Britain. Army. King's African Rifles


MSS. Afr. s. 1715 (122) (Box 5)
Papers of Major Edward G.C. Haigh
Language of material: English
96 ff.

Major Edward G.C. Haigh served in the 3rd Battalion, King's African Rifles, Kenya, 1939-1940, 2/3rd Battalion, Turkhana, Abyssinia, Kenya, 1940-1942, and 5/6th Battalion, Uganda, Abyssinia, Tanganyika and India, 1942-1945.

Personal data sheet, correspondence with Oxford Development Records Project, responses to aide-memoire, [1978-1984]; plan of operations of 12th African Division, Gondar campaign, 1941; The Abyssinian campaigns...The official story of the conquest of Italian East Africa (London, H.M. Stationery Office, 1942).

Finding Aids

Listed as no. 920 (122) in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

Access Points

Haigh | Edward G.C. | fl 1939-1980s | Major

World War, 1939-1945 | Kenya

World War, 1939-1945 | Tanzania

World War, 1939-1945 | Somalia

World War, 1939-1945 | Ethiopia

Great Britain. Army. King's African Rifles


MSS. Afr. s. 1715 (141) (Box 5)
Papers of Major Gurth H. Howard, MC
Language of material: English
31 ff.

Major Gurth H. Howard, MC served with the 5th Battalion, King's African Rifles, Kenya, Abyssinia, Madagascar and Burma, 1940-1945.

Personal data sheet, correspondence with Oxford Development Records Project, memorandum on service with transcript, [1978-1984].

Finding Aids

Listed as no. 920 (141) in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

Access Points

Howard | Gurth H. | fl 1940-1980s | Major

World War, 1914-1918 | Africa, East

Great Britain. Army. King's African Rifles


MSS. Afr. s. 1715 (143) (Box 5)
Papers of Captain John W. Howard
Language of material: English
35 ff.

Captain John W. Howard (b 1917) was educated at Gresham's School and Magdalene College, Cambridge, taking the post of district officer, Kenya, 1939. He served in the 5th Battalion, King's African Rifles, Kenya, Somalia, Abyssinia and Madagascar, 1940-1944. He was supervisor, colonial service courses, Cambridge, 1951-1953, senior district commissioner, Kenya, 1957, and executive officer, African land development, from the same year. He was Chairman of the Land Development and Settlement Board, 1962-1963, temporary Principal, D.T.C., 1963 and Overseas Development Ministry, 1964.

Personal data sheet, correspondence with Oxford Development Records Project, responses to aide-memoire, [1978-1984].

Finding Aids

Listed as no. 920 (143A) in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

Related Units of Description

Annual report, 1944-1945, Mandera District, Kenya; notes on visit to Transkei, Ciskei and Basutoland, southern Africa, 1950; development plan, Machakos District, Kenya, 1953; claims file, 1953-1956 (ref. MSS. Afr. s. 787).

Access Points

Howard | John W. | fl 1917-1980s | Captain and colonial administrator

World War, 1939-1945 | Kenya

World War, 1939-1945 | Somalia

World War, 1939-1945 | Madagascar

World War, 1939-1945 | Ethiopia

Great Britain. Army. King's African Rifles


MSS. Afr. s. 1715 (146) (Box 6)
Papers of Lieut.-Colonel Charles W. Ivey
Language of material: English
27 ff.

Lieut.-Colonel Charles W. Ivey served in the 11th Battalion, King's African Rifles, 1963-1965 and Staff, Kenya, 1965-1966.

Personal data sheet, correspondence with Oxford Development Records Project, transcript of responses to aide-memoire, [1978-1984].

Finding Aids

Listed as no. 920 (146) in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

Access Points

Ivey | Charles W. | fl 1963-1980s | Lieut.-Colonel

Africa, East | History, military

Great Britain. Army. King's African Rifles


MSS. Afr. s. 1715 (150) (Box 6)
Papers of Lieut.-Colonel Henry L. Jenkyns
Language of material: English
28 ff.

Lieut.-Colonel Henry L. Jenkyns served in the Signals, Italian Somaliland, Abyssinia, Haifa and Kenya, 1941-1945.

Personal data sheet, correspondence with Oxford Development Records Project, responses to aide-memoire with transcript, [1978-1984].

Finding Aids

Listed as no. 920 (150) in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

Access Points

Jenkyns | Henry L. | fl 1941-1980s | Lieut.-Colonel

Great Britain. Army | Signalling

World War, 1939-1945 | Africa, East


MSS. Afr. s. 1715 (151) (Boxes 6-9)
Papers of Major Robert R. Keal, MBE
Language of material: English
11 files

Major Robert R. Keal (b 1916), MBE (1946) matriculated from the Municipal Technical College, Hull in 1935 and joined the Coldstream Guards, 1935-1939, with a brief period in the East Riding Constabulary, 1939. A further period at Sandhurst, 1940 was followed by a commission in the 2nd Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment, 1940-1941. He served in the Somaliland Gendarmerie, Italian Somaliland, 1941-1945. He held a civil position in British North Borneo as part of the East Yorkshire Regiment, 1946, serving for part of that period as shipping officer. He returned to Britain in the same year as part of the 6th Infantry Holding Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment, was posted as Staff Captain P.A., Headquarters, Mid West District, Shrewsbury, 1946-1947, then served again in the Somalia Gendarmerie till his demobilisation in 1948. In the same year he joined Ruddock & Sons, beer bottlers and wine and spirit merchants of Hull as Sales Manager. He held the same position at J. Peters Ltd., Hull, Carlsberg Lager importers (later Carlsberg Sales Ltd., Goole) from 1956 till his retirement in 1976. In 1949 he married Brenda Mary Hall, with whom he had one son and one daughter.

Mss. autobiographical notes, History of Major R. Keal MBE 1916-1976, with related letters, telegrams, reports, photographs, maps, printed material, etc., arranged as follows

  • Autobiographical notes, Somalia bibliography and personal name index to all files
  • School; East Riding Constabulary, [1928]-1942
  • Coldstream Guards, 1935-1940; Sandhurst, 1940
  • 2nd Battalion East Yorkshire Regiment, 1940-1941; Somaliland Gendarmerie, [1940s]
  • Somalia, 1942-1945, 1947-1948
  • Ogaden disarmament, Somalia, 1944-1945
  • Situation reports and operational signals of Ogaden disarmament operations, [c1945]
  • Leave, demobilisation, Somali social life, reunions and related personal correspondence 1941-1956
  • Civil Affairs Staff Centre (No. 6 Far East Course), 1945-1946; Singapore, 1945-1946; British North Borneo, 1946; Staff Captain P.A. Mid West District, U.K., 1946-1947
  • Photocopies of testimonials issued 1935-1976
  • Printed materials on British administration of Somalia, [1940s]; various military gazettes, pamphlets, periodicals, handouts, newspapers and maps, also box of films, 20th century
Finding Aids

Listed as no. 920 (151) in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

Access Points

Keal | Robert R. | fl 1916-1980s | Major

Military police | Somalia

Great Britain. Army. East Yorkshire Regiment

Great Britain. Army. Coldstream Guards

Sandhurst (Berkshire, England). Royal Military College

East Riding Constabulary

World War, 1939-1945 | Somalia

World War, 1939-1945 | Ethiopia

Great Britain | Colonies | Sabah | Administration

Somalia | History | 20th century


MSS. Afr. s. 1715 (154) (Box 10)
Papers of Major Richard W. Kettlewell, CMG
Language of material: English
27 ff.

Major Richard Wildman Kettlewell (b 1910), CMG (1955) joined the Colonial Service as agricultural officer, Nyasaland, 1934. He was a member of the King's African Rifles Reserve of Officers, Nyasaland, 1938-1939. During World War Two he served with the 1/2nd Battalion, King's African Rifles, British Somaliland, Ethiopia, Kenya and Ceylon, 1940-1942, and in the 21st East Africa Brigade, Ceylon, 1942-1943. He re-joined the Colonial Service in Nyasaland as a senior officer in 1943, rising to Deputy Director of Agriculture, 1950, Director, 1951, Secretary, National Resources, 1960 and Minister of Lands and Surveys, 1961.

Personal data sheet, correspondence with Oxford Development Records Project and curriculum vitae, responses to aide-memoire with transcript, [1978-1984].

Finding Aids

Listed as no. 920 (154) in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

Related Units of Description

Detailed memorandum on service in agriculture, Nyasaland, 1934-1962 (ref. MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 476 (22)); Memories of a colonial career, account of work in the Colonial Agricultural Service, Nyasaland, photocopied transcript, 1980 (ref. MSS. Afr. s. 1811); tapes and transcript of interview on experiences in the Colonial Agricultural Service, Nyasaland, 1934-1962, with transcript of colloquium on land and related articles and reports, 1955-1964 (ref. MSS. Afr. s. 1742 (23)).

Access Points

Kettlewell | Richard Wildman | fl 1910-1980s | Major and colonial officer

Great Britain. Army. King's African Rifles

World War, 1939-1945 | Africa, East

Malawi | History | 1891-1953

Malawi | History, military


MSS. Afr. s. 1715 (157) (Box 10)
Papers of Major Travers R. King, MBE
Language of material: English
61 ff., 1 item

Major Travers R. King, MBE served with the 5th Battalion, King's African Rifles, Kenya, Somaliland, Abyssinia and Madagascar, 1944-1945 and Staff (Courts Martial), 1946-1952.

Personal data sheet, correspondence with Oxford Development Records Project, transcript of responses to aide-memoire, [1978-1984]; photographs relating to service in the King's African Rifles, [c1937-1946?]; Italian maps of Somalia, 1935.

Finding Aids

Listed as no. 920 (157) in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

Access Points

King | Travers R. | fl 1939-1980s | Major

Great Britain. Army. King's African Rifles

World War, 1939-1945 | Africa

World War, 1939-1945 | Kenya

Kenya | History, military


MSS. Afr. s. 1715 (159) (Box 10)
Papers of Major Bernard J. Lambert, MBE
Language of material: English
22 ff.

Major Bernard J. Lambert, MBE served with the 5th Battalion, King's African Rifles, 1959-1962.

Personal data sheet, correspondence with Oxford Development Records Project, responses to aide-memoire, [1978-1984]; copies of letters and press cuttings relating to service with King's African Rifles, [c1960-1962?].

Finding Aids

Listed as no. 920 (159) in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

Access Points

Lambert | Bernard J. | fl 1959-1980s | Major

Great Britain. Army. King's African Rifles

Africa, East | History, military


MSS. Afr. s. 1715 (163) (Box 10)
Papers of Colonel Thomas Leahy
Language of material: English
74 ff.

Colonel Thomas Leahy served in the 3rd Battalion, King's African Rifles, Kenya, 1936-1939, 5th Battalion, King's African Rifles, Kenya, 1939-1940, 2nd Battalion, King's African Rifles, British Somaliland, Kenya, Abyssinia, 1940-1941. He was Private Secretary to the Governor of Tanganyika, 1953-1955.

Personal data sheet, correspondence with Oxford Development Records Project, responses to aide-memoire with transcript, [1978-1984]; reports and letters relating to a border incident at Moyale, Kenya, January 1940; photographs relating to service in East Africa, portraits of African King's African Rifles NCOs, [1936-1941]; The Skull of Chief Mkwawa of Uhehe (Dar es Salaam, The Government Printer, 1954).

Finding Aids

Listed as no. 920 (163) in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

Access Points

Leahy | Thomas | fl 1936-1980s | Colonel and Private Secretary to the Governor of Tanganyika

Great Britain. Army. King's African Rifles

World War, 1939-1945 | Kenya

Kenya | History, military


MSS. Afr. s. 1715 (167) (Box 10)
Papers of Major Frederick E.R. Long
Language of material: English
56 ff.

Major Frederick E.R. Long served with the 4th Battalion, Northern Rhodesia Regiment, Northern and Southern Rhodesia, Madagascar and the Comores, 1941-1942.

Personal data sheet, correspondence with Oxford Development Records Project, responses to aide-memoire with transcript, [1978-1984]; various other items, including letters and certificates relating to war service, 1934-1953, loose pages from an album, with photographs relating to war service in Africa (mostly Northern and Southern Rhodesia), 1941-1942.

Finding Aids

Listed as no. 920 (167) in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

Access Points

Long | Frederick E.R. | fl 1941-1980s | Major

Great Britain. Army. Northern Rhodesia Regiment

World War, 1939-1945 | Zambia

World War, 1939-1945 | Zimbabwe


MSS. Afr. s. 1715 (168A) (Box 10)
Papers of Brigadier M.S. Lush, CB, CBE, MC
Language of material: English
49 ff.

Brigadier M.S. Lush, CB, CBE, MC served in the Sudan Political Service, 1914-1945.

Name card, notes on interview with transcript, correspondence with Oxford Development Records Project, [1978-1984].

Finding Aids

Listed as no. 920 (168A) in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

Access Points

Lush | M.S. | fl 1914-1980s | Brigadier

World War, 1939-1945 | Ethiopia

Egypt | History, military

Sudan | History, military

Sudan | Description and travel

Ethiopia | Description and travel

Sudan | History | 1899-1956

Ethiopia | History | 1889-1974

World War, 1914-1918 | Personal narratives, British


MSS. Afr. s. 1715 (179) (Box 11)
Papers of Colonel John H.S. Martin
Language of material: English
81 ff., 2 items

Colonel John H.S. Martin served in 1/1st and 1/6th Battalions, King's African Rifles, Kenya, Italian Somaliland, Abyssinia and British Somaliland, 1940-1942, and in the Northern Rhodesia Regiment, Kenya, Italian Somaliland, Abyssinia and Northern Rhodesia, 1942-1945.

Various papers, 20th century, comprising personal data sheet, correspondence with Oxford Development Records Project, responses to aide-memoire with transcript, [1978-1984]; map of routes taken during Abyssinian Campaign with 1/1st Battalion, King's African Rifles, with itinerary, 1941; xerox copy of personal history, dated 1944, of 96 Independent Garrison Company, Northern Rhodesia Regiment; notebook containing this history with other personal notes; captioned press photographs of the Abyssinian campaign; album of photographs relating to war service in Africa.

Finding Aids

Listed as no. 920 (179) in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

Related Units of Description

Reports, orders, memoranda, notices, etc. relating to service in 1/1st Battalion, King's African Rifles, 96 Independent Garrison Company, Northern Rhodesia Regiment, and 9th (TT) Battalion, King's African Rifles, 1940-1946 (ref. MSS. Afr. s. 1882).

Access Points

Martin | John H.S. | fl 1940-1980s | Colonel

Great Britain. Army. Northern Rhodesia Regiment. 96 Independent Garrison Company

Great Britain. Army. King's African Rifles

World War, 1939-1945 | Somalia

World War, 1939-1945 | Ethiopia

World War, 1939-1945 | Kenya

Africa, East | Description and travel | Views


MSS. Afr. s. 1715 (182) (Box 11)
Papers of Edward A. Mayne, ERD
Language of material: English
81 ff.

Edward A. Mayne, ERD served in the Signals, Kenya, Somaliland, Ethiopia and Madagascar, 1939-1944.

Personal data sheet, correspondence with Oxford Development Records Project, responses to aide-memoire with transcript, [1978-1984].

Finding Aids

Listed as no. 920 (182) in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

Access Points

Mayne | Edward A. | fl 1939-1980s | army officer

Great Britain. Army | Signalling

World War, 1939-1945 | Kenya


MSS. Afr. s. 1715 (185) (Box 11)
Papers of Colonel John G. Mileham, MA
Language of material: English
52 ff.

Colonel John G. Mileham, MA served in the 6th Battalion, King's African Rifles, Tanganyika and Kenya, 1935-1940.

Personal data sheet, correspondence with Oxford Development Records Project, script of a lecture by Mileham on Tanganyika and the 6th Battalion, King's African Rifles with transcript, [1978-c1984].

Finding Aids

Listed as no. 920 (185) in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

Access Points

Mileham | John G. | fl 1935-1980s | Colonel

Tanzania | History, military

Tanzania | Description and travel

Great Britain. Army. King's African Rifles


MSS. Afr. s. 1715 (192A) (Box 11)
Papers of Kenneth A. Moore
Language of material: English
92 ff., 7 items

Kenneth A. Moore served with the 71st Battalion, King's African Rifles, Kenya, Ceylon, India and Somaliland, 1942-1945.

Various papers, 1942-[1982], comprising correspondence with Rhodes House, account of service with King's African Rifles (with especially detailed account of action in Burma), dated September 1945, with various notices, instructions, and xerox copies of The Campaign in Burma (London, HMSO, 1946), maps of Burma, 1942-1944.

Finding Aids

Listed as no. 920 (192A) in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

Access Points

Moore | Kenneth A. | fl 1942-1980s | army officer

Great Britain. Army. King's African Rifles

World War, 1939-1945 | Kenya

World War, 1939-1945 | South Asia

World War, 1939-1945 | Burma


MSS. Afr. s. 1715 (194A) (Box 11)
Papers of Colonel St. L. Morris, OBE
Language of material: English
25 ff.

Colonel St. L. Morris, OBE served with the 4th Regiment, King's African Rifles, Uganda, Kenya, Tanganyika and Abyssinia, 1937-1944, and in the 1st Battalion, Nigerian Regiment, 1948-1951.

Address card, correspondence with Oxford Development Records Project, responses to aide-memoire with transcript, [1978-1984].

Finding Aids

Listed as no. 920 (194A) in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

Access Points

Morris | St. L. | fl 1937-1980s | Colonel

World War, 1939-1945 | Africa, East

Africa, East | History, military

Great Britain. Army. King's African Rifles


MSS. Afr. s. 1715 (196) (Box 11)
Papers of Major Anthony R.C. Mott
Language of material: English
34 ff.

Major Anthony R.C. Mott served in the 2nd Battalion, King's African Rifles, Nyasaland, 1950-1951 and the 1st Battalion, King's African Rifles, Northern Rhodesia, Malaya and Nyasaland, 1951-1955.

Personal data sheet, correspondence with Oxford Development Records Project, responses to aide-memoire with transcript, [1978-1984].

Finding Aids

Listed as no. 920 (196) in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

Access Points

Mott | Anthony R.C. | fl 1950-1980s | Major

Africa, Central | History, military

Malaysia | History, military

Great Britain. Army. King's African Rifles


MSS. Afr. s. 1715 (197) (Boxes 12-14)
Papers of Lieut.-Colonel H. Moyse-Bartlett, MBE
Language of material: English
20 volumes and files

Lieut.-Colonel H. Moyse-Bartlett, MBE was the official historian of the King's African Rifles.

Papers relating to a history of the King's African Rifles, written for inclusion in the Famous Regiments series (London, Leo Cooper Ltd., [1970s]) and covering the post-1945 period

  • Notes from various sources and a manuscript draft, [1970s]
  • Notes, and copies of letters requesting information for the history, [1970s]
  • Typescript draft, [1970s]
  • Related notes and correspondence, 1972-1973

Papers relating to King's African Rifles - A Study in the Military History of East and Central Africa, 1890-1945, by Moyse-Bartlett (Aldershot, Gale & Polden, 1956)

  • Volume of maps, nd.
  • Related personal correspondence, 1955-1970
  • Correspondence, 1952-1963, relating to the publication contract

Other papers

  • Notes and papers relating to the Regiment's history, [c1960s]
  • Correspondence, 1952-1972, relating to the Regiment's trust fund, uniforms, history, etc.
  • Records of officers serving 1890-1914, nd.
  • Records of officers seconded to the military forces of East and Central Africa, 1890-1914
  • List of Indian Army officers serving in East Africa, nd.
  • Related printed material, 1953-1973
  • Card index of officers, 1890 onwards
Finding Aids

Listed as no. 920 (197) in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

Access Points

Moyse-Bartlett | H. | fl [1970s] | Lieut.-Colonel

Ashanti War, 1900

Maxamad Cabdulle Xasan's Rebellion, Somalia, 1900-1920

World War, 1914-1918 | Africa, East

World War, 1939-1945 | Africa, East

World War, 1939-1945 | Burma

World War, 1939-1945 | Madagascar

Africa | History, military

Great Britain. Army. King's African Rifles

Great Britain. Army. Central Africa Regiment

Great Britain. Army. Uganda Rifles

Great Britain. Army. East Africa Rifles


MSS. Afr. s. 1715 (199) (Box 15)
Papers of John C. Murray
Language of material: English
38 ff.

John C. Murray served during World War Two as transport officer, Uganda and Kenya, with the East African Army Service Corps, as well as with the 2/1st Battalion, King's African Rifles and the East African Corps of Military Police.

Personal data sheet, correspondence with Oxford Development Records Project, responses to aide-memoire with transcript, [1978-1984].

Finding Aids

Listed as no. 920 (199) in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

Access Points

Murray | John C. | fl 1941-1980s | army officer

World War, 1939-1945 | Africa, East

Great Britain. Army. King's African Rifles

Great Britain. Army. East African Army Service Corps


MSS. Afr. s. 1715 (202) (Box 15)
Papers of Brigadier Donald H. Nott, DSO, OBE, MC, DL
Language of material: English
122 ff., 3 items

Brigadier Donald H. Nott, DSO, OBE, MC, DL was educated at Marlborough College and Sandhurst, and commissioned to the Worcestershire Regiment in 1928. He served in Germany, Malta, China and India with the 2nd Battalion. Then, with the 1st Battalion, he took part in the Arab Rebellion, 1938 and in the Abyssinian and Western Desert Campaigns of 1940-1942 in World War Two. In 1945 he commanded the Regiment's 9th Battalion. He was Commandant of Eaton Hall Officer Cadet School, Chester, 1950-1952 and Commanding Officer, 4th Battalion, King's African Rifles, Uganda and Kenya, 1952-1954, during which he was engaged in operations against the Mau Mau. On returning to England he commanded 158 Infantry Brigade (TA) at Lichfield, of which the 7th Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment (TA) formed a part. He attended a course at N.A.T.O. Defence College, Paris, 1958, undertook a short tour of duty at the War Office, 1959 and retired from the Regular Army, 1960. After his retirement he served as Assistant Civil Defence Officer for Worcestershire and County Commissioner of the St. John Ambulance Brigade. He was appointed Colonel of the Worcestershire Regiment in 1961.

Various papers, comprising personal data sheet, correspondence with Oxford Development Records Project, responses to aide-memoire, digest of personal service, [1978-1984]; map of Jinja, 1945; script of talk, and press cuttings, [1953], concerning welfare in the King's African Rifles; souvenir programme of the presentation of colours to the 4th Battalion, King's African Rifles, 1954; letter from Buckingham Palace, 1954, about the presentation, with extracts from other related letters and orders of parade; letters and press cuttings relating to the Mau Mau campaign, 1953; short history of the 4th Battalion, King's African Rifles, lists of CO's, letters and other papers concerning the Battalion, 20th century; letters and press cuttings, [1954], relating to the surrender of General Von Lettow Vorbeck to Major Brian Hawkins in World War One; souvenir programme of the ceremony of trooping the colour by the 4th Battalion, King's African Rifles, May 1937; photographs of the presentation of colours, [1954] and of the 4th Battalion, King's African Rifles in general.

Finding Aids

Listed as no. 920 (202) in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

Access Points

Nott | Donald H. | fl 1952-1980s | Brigadier

World War, 1914-1918 | Africa

Uganda | History, military

Great Britain. Army. King's African Rifles. (Uganda) Battalion, 4th

Kenya | History | Mau Mau Emergency, 1952-1960


MSS. Afr. s. 1715 (213) (Box 15)
Papers of Lieut.-Colonel John C.T. Peddie, OBE, MC
Language of material: English
145 ff., 1 item

Lieut.-Colonel John C.T. Peddie, OBE, MC served with the 4th Battalion, King's African Rifles, Uganda, 1956-1959.

Various papers, comprising personal data sheet, correspondence with Oxford Development Records Project, responses to aide-memoire, [1978-1984]; souvenir brochure about the King's African Rifles, [c1956]; Notes on Some Colonial Badges by H.G.Harper, from Military History Society Bulletin (Vol. VII, No. 26, November 1956), also drawings of some East Africa Army badges; notes on the history of the King's African Rifles regiments and other African forces; drawings and photographs of African soldiers; cards showing the emblems of various African regiments; photograph of the Queen Mother with King's African Regiment officers.

Finding Aids

Listed as no. 920 (213) in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

Access Points

Peddie | John C.T. | fl 1956-1980s | Lieut.-Colonel

Africa | History, military

Great Britain. Army. King's African Rifles

Great Britain. Army | Insignia


MSS Afr. s. 1715 (215*) (Box 15)
Papers of Brigadier Harold S. Pinder, CBE, MC
Language of material: English
99 ff.

Brigadier Harold S. Pinder, CBE, MC served with the 4th Battalion, King's African Rifles, British East Africa, 1913-1914.

Photostat letters home, originally written 1912-1914.

Existence/Location of Originals

The original letters are held at the Imperial War Museum, London.

Finding Aids

Listed as no. 920 (215*) in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

Access Points

Pinder | Harold S. | fl 1913-1980s | Brigadier

Africa, East | History, military

Africa, East | Description and travel

Safaris | Africa, East

Great Britain. Army. King's African Rifles


MSS Afr. s. 1715 (225) (Box 15)
Papers of Major William H. Reeve
Language of material: English
15 ff., 5 items

Major William H. Reeve served with the 1st Battalion, King's African Rifles, Nyasaland, 1964-1966.

Various papers, comprising personal data sheet, correspondence with Oxford Development Records Project, responses to aide-memoire, [1978-1984]; Malawi government notice about a rebel; press cuttings relating to Malawi; souvenir programme for the funeral parade for the Governor of Malawi, Sir Glyn Jones, July 1966; Malawi newspapers and periodicals, 1966.

Finding Aids

Listed as no. 920 (225) in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

Access Points

Reeve | William H. | fl 1964-1980s | Major

Malawi | History | 1964-

Great Britain. Army. King's African Rifles


MSS Afr. s. 1715 (226) (Box 15)
Papers of Brigadier Meyric H. ap Rhys Pryce
Language of material: English
18 ff.

Brigadier Meyric H. ap Rhys Pryce served on Staff, Tanganyika and Nyasaland, 1953-1954.

Personal data sheet, correspondence with Oxford Development Records Project, responses to aide-memoire with transcript, [1978-1984].

Finding Aids

Listed as no. 920 (226) in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

Access Points

ap Rhys Pryce | Meyric H. | fl 1953-1980s | Brigadier

Africa | History, military

Great Britain. Army. King's African Rifles


MSS Afr. s. 1715 (229) (Box 15)
Papers of Professor A.C.F. Rivet, MA, FSA
Language of material: English
72 ff.

Professor A.C.F. Rivet, MA, FSA, served in the Signals, Kenya, 1942-1945.

Address card, correspondence with Oxford Development Records Project, responses to part of aide-memoire, [1978-1984]; letters written home to parents from East Africa (one xeroxed), 1942-1945; notes on Kenyan economy by Rivet, [1945-1946].

Finding Aids

Listed as no. 920 (229) in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

Access Points

Rivet | A.C.F. | fl 1942-1980s | Professor and army officer

World War, 1939-1945 | Ethiopia

Uganda | Description and travel

Kenya | Description and travel

Great Britain. Army | Signalling


MSS Afr. s. 1715 (231) (Box 15)
Papers of Lieut.-Colonel George G. Robson
Language of material: English
35 ff.

Lieut.-Colonel George Gordon Robson served with the 1/6th Battalion, King's African Rifles, Tanganyika, Kenya and Abyssinia, 1938-1941, the 6th Battalion, Tanganyika, 1941-1942, 1/6th Battalion, Somalia and Madagascar, 1942-1943, the East Africa Tactical School, Kenya, 1943-1944, 12th Battalion, King's African Rifles, Kenya and Tanganyika, 1944, and 3/6th Battalion, Burma and India, 1944-1945.

Personal data sheet, correspondence with Oxford Development Records Project, responses to aide-memoire with transcript, [1978-1984].

Finding Aids

Listed as no. 920 (231) in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

Access Points

Robson | George Gordon | fl 1938-1980s | Lieut.-Colonel

Tanzania | History, military

World War, 1939-1945 | Tanzania

Great Britain. Army. King's African Rifles


MSS Afr. s. 1715 (239) (Box 16)
Papers of Lieut.-Colonel Richard C. Sampson
Language of material: English
57 ff.

Lieut.-Colonel Richard C. Sampson served in the 1/1st Battalion, King's African Rifles, Kenya, Somaliland and Ethiopia, 13th Battalion, Madagascar and 2/2nd Battalion, Ethiopia, and the 1st Battalion, Northern Rhodesia Regiment, Northern Rhodesia, 1940-1956.

Personal data sheet, correspondence with Oxford Development Records Project, responses to aide-memoire with transcript, aide-memoire with brief notes inserted, [1978-1984].

Finding Aids

Listed as no. 920 (239) in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

Access Points

Sampson | Richard C. | fl 1940-1980s | Lieut.-Colonel

Africa, East | History, military

World War, 1939-1945 | Africa, East

Great Britain. Army. King's African Rifles

Great Britain. Army. Northern Rhodesia Regiment


MSS Afr. s. 1715 (241) (Box 16)
Papers of Lieut.-Colonel Michael B. Scott
Language of material: English
62 ff., 9 items

Lieut.-Colonel Michael B. Scott served in the 3rd Battalion, King's African Rifles, Kenya, 1955-1959.

Various papers, comprising personal data sheet, correspondence with Oxford Development Records Project, responses to aide-memoire with transcript, annotated aide-memoire; typescript article, [c1980s?], by Scott, Kenya Game Book 1955-1958; articles from the Household Brigade Magazine on the King's African Rifles and the Nigerian Regiment, 1957-1958; issues of The Journal of the King's African Rifles, 1957-1959, 1961.

Finding Aids

Listed as no. 920 (241) in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

Related Units of Description

A month of mutiny by Lieut.-Colonel M.B. Scott, Lieut.-Colonel J.M. Clavering and Major D.C. Prior, 1984, a typescript account of Scots Guards activities during the January 1964 mutiny, rebellion and coup d'état in East Africa (ref. MSS. Afr. s. 1891).

Access Points

Scott | Michael B. | fl 1955-1980s | Lieut.-Colonel

Kenya | History, military

Safaris | Africa, East

Great Britain. Army. King's African Rifles


MSS. Afr. s. 1715 (243) (Box 16)
Papers of Hugh S. Senior
Language of material: English
28 ff.

Hugh Stanley Senior was educated at Weymouth College and at Hertford College, Oxford, taking a post as a cadet in the Colonial Service, Tanganyika Territory, 1930 and assistant district officer, 1932. He served with the 1st Battalion, King's African Rifles, Nyasaland, c1936-1939 and 6th Battalion, Tanganyika, Sudan and Abyssinia, 1939-1941. He became district officer, Tanganyika, 1942, senior, 1950, interpreter, Kisukuma, then Secretary, Development Commission, 1947.

Address card, correspondence with Oxford Development Records Project and addendum to responses, replies to aide-memoire with transcript, [1978-1984].

Finding Aids

Listed as no. 920 (243) in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

Related Units of Description

Memorandum on service in the colonial administration in Tanganyika, 1930-1953, with related photographs and article (ref. MSS. Afr. s. 1738 (38)).

Access Points

Senior | Hugh Stanley | fl 1908-1980s | colonial officer

Africa | History, military

World War, 1939-1945 | Africa

Great Britain. Army. King's African Rifles


MSS. Afr. s. 1715 (245) (Box 16)
Papers of Reginald H. Sheldon
Language of material: English
92 ff.

Reginald H. Sheldon served in the Signals, Mauritius and East Africa, 1943-1945.

Personal data sheet, correspondence with Oxford Development Records Project, responses to aide-memoire with transcript, [1978-1984].

Finding Aids

Listed as no. 920 (245) in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

Access Points

Sheldon | Reginald H. | fl 1943-1980s | army officer

World War, 1939-1945 | Kenya

Great Britain. Army | Signalling


MSS. Afr. s. 1715 (246) (Box 16)
Papers of Professor George Shepperson
Language of material: English
33 ff., 1 item

Professor George Shepperson served with the 13th Battalion, King's African Rifles, Kenya, Tanganyika, Ceylon, India and Burma, 1943-1946.

Various papers, [c1945-1984], including address card, correspondence with Oxford Development Records Project; bibliography for a talk on the King's African Rifles by Shepperson; photographs of Shepperson and the 13th Battalion, 1945; America through Africa and Asia by Shepperson, from the Journal of American Studies (Vol. 14, No. 1, April 1980).

Finding Aids

Listed as no. 920 (246) in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

Access Points

Shepperson | George | fl 1943-1980s | Professor and army officer

Great Britain. Army. King's African Rifles

Blacks | Race identity


MSS. Afr. s. 1715 (247) (Box 16)
Papers of Major John G. Shields, TD
Language of material: English
26 ff.

Major John G. Shields, TD served in the 1st Battalion, Northern Rhodesia Regiment, Kenya, Somaliland, Abyssinia, Ceylon, Burma and India, 1940-1945.

Personal data sheet, copy letter from Oxford Development Records Project, responses to aide-memoire with transcript, [1978-1984].

Finding Aids

Listed as no. 920 (247) in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

Access Points

Shields | John G. | fl 1940-1980s | Major

World War, 1939-1945 | Kenya

Great Britain. Army. Northern Rhodesia Regiment


MSS. Afr. s. 1715 (248) (Box 16)
Papers of Alexander D. Shirreff, MC
Language of material: English
35 ff.

Alexander D. Shirreff, MC served in the 5th Battalion, King's African Rifles, Kenya, Somaliland, Abyssinia, Madagascar and Burma, 1940-1945.

Personal data sheet, correspondence with Oxford Development Records Project, transcript of responses to aide-memoire, [1978-1984]; xeroxed race card for a meeting in Gimma, South-West Abyssinia, November 1941.

Finding Aids

Listed as no. 920 (248) in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

Access Points

Shirreff | Alexander D. | fl 1940-1980s | army officer

World War, 1939-1945 | Kenya

World War, 1939-1945 | Abyssinia

Horse racing | Africa

Great Britain. Army. King's African Rifles


MSS. Afr. s. 1715 (253) (Box 16)
Papers of Major John Smale
Language of material: English
50 ff.

Major John Smale served with the 5th Battalion, King's African Rifles, Kenya. 1949-1952, 1955-1958.

Address card, correspondence with Oxford Development Records Project, responses to aide-memoire with transcript, [1978-1984].

Finding Aids

Listed as no. 920 (253) in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

Access Points

Smale | John | fl 1949-1980s | Major

Kenya | History, military

Great Britain. Army. King's African Rifles


MSS. Afr. s. 1715 (255) (Box 16)
Papers of Colonel Edward J.C. Spanton, MBE
Language of material: English
24 ff., 5 items

Colonel Edward J.C. Spanton, MBE served with the 3rd Battalion, King's African Rifles, Kenya and Malaya, 1950-1953 and the 6th Battalion, Tanganyika, 1956-1959.

Personal data sheet, correspondence with Oxford Development Records Project, responses to aide-memoire with transcript, [1978-1984]; newsletters, 3rd Battalion, King's African Rifles, December 1953, 6th Battalion, January-December 1959; The Journal of the King's African Rifles, January & September 1957, July & December 1959; souvenir programme of the presentation of Colours by the Tanganyika Governor to the 6th and 26th Battalions, September 1955.

Finding Aids

Listed as no. 920 (255) in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

Related Units of Description

Typescript account of Operations in Malaya, 1952-1953 (ref. MSS. Ind. Ocn. s. 263).

Access Points

Spanton | Edward J.C. | fl 1950-1980s | Colonel

Africa, East | History, military

Great Britain. Army. King's African Rifles


MSS. Afr. s. 1715 (256) (Box 17)
Papers of Lieut.-Colonel P.M.R. Stacpoole
Language of material: English
19 ff.

Lieut.-Colonel P.M.R. Stacpoole served in the East Africa Artillery, Kenya, c1952-1955.

Address card, correspondence with Oxford Development Records Project, [1978-1984]; xerox copy of article, [c1960s], by Captain H.A.W.J. Stacpoole, MC, A Short Historical Background to some of the exhibits in the Regimental Museum, Nigerian Military Forces.

Finding Aids

Listed as no. 920 (256) in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

Access Points

Stacpoole | P.M.R. | fl [1952-1980s] | Lieut.-Colonel

Nigeria | History, military

Regimental Museum, Nigerian Military Forces


MSS. Afr. s. 1715 (263) (Box 17)
Papers of Brigadier C.H. Stoneley, OBE
Language of material: English
100 ff., 1 item

Brigadier C.H. Stoneley, OBE served with Signal Section, Northern Brigade, King's African Rifles, Kenya, Uganda and Abyssinia, 1935-1941.

Personal data sheet, correspondence with Oxford Development Records Project, responses to aide-memoire, list of photographs accompanying responses, [1978-1984]; photographs relating to service in Africa; article by Stoneley, Memories of The King's African Rifles in The Journal of the Royal Signals Institution, Vol. XIV, No. 6, Winter 1980.

Finding Aids

Listed as no. 920 (263) in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

Access Points

Stoneley | C.H. | fl 1935-1980s | Brigadier

Africa, East | History, military

World War, 1939-1945 | Africa, East

Great Britain. Army | Signalling

Great Britain. Army. King's African Rifles


MSS. Afr. s. 1715 (265) (Box 17)
Papers of Major Albert E. Swaine
Language of material: English
37 ff.

Major Albert E. Swaine served with 3/4th Battalion, King's African Rifles, Madagascar, Tanganyika, Ceylon, Burma and India, 1942-1945.

Personal data sheet, correspondence with Oxford Development Records Project, responses to aide-memoire with transcript, photographs relating to service in the King's African Rifles, [1942-1984].

Finding Aids

Listed as no. 920 (265) in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

Access Points

Swaine | Albert E. | fl 1942-1980s | Major

Great Britain. Army. King's African Rifles

World War, 1939-1945 | Africa, East


MSS. Afr. s. 1715 (268) (Box 17)
Papers of Sir Anthony C.C. Swann, CMG, OBE
Language of material: English
70 ff.

Sir Anthony C.C. Swann, CMG, OBE served with 2/3rd Battalion and 5/6th Battalion, King's African Rifles, Kenya, Abyssinia and Somalia, 1940-1944, and as Minister for Defence, Kenya, 1960-1963.

Personal data sheet, correspondence with Oxford Development Records Project, transcript of interview, note on the rise of the Mau Mau, by Swann, with transcript, [1978-1984].

Finding Aids

Listed as no. 920 (268) in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

Related Units of Description

Tapes and transcripts of two interviews on service in colonial administration, Kenya, 1936-1963 (ref. MSS. Afr. s. 1717 (149A); various items relating mainly to the Mau Mau emergency, including papers on the rise of Mau Mau donated by Swann (ref. MSS. Afr. s. 1915).

Access Points

Swann | Anthony C.C. | fl 1940-1980s | Sir | Minister for Defence, Kenya

Africa, East | History, military

Great Britain | Colonies | Kenya | Administration

Kenya | History | 1895-1963

World War, 1939-1945 | Africa, East

Agriculture | Kenya

Great Britain. Army. King's African Rifles


MSS. Afr. s. 1715 (270) (Box 17)
Papers of Captain Carl A. H. Swift
Language of material: English
24 ff., 6 items

Captain Carl A.H. Swift served with the Kenya Regiment and 4th Battalion, King's African Rifles, East Africa and Burma, 1939-1945.

Personal data sheet, correspondence with Oxford Development Records Project, responses to aide-memoire with transcript, [1978-1984]; printed operation orders, battle procedure and other directives, [c1940s?]; Rubbing Along in Burmese (India. Army. Directorate of Welfare and Education. 1944); maps of Burma, 1943-1944; various cloth and metal badges, 20th century.

Finding Aids

Listed as no. 920 (270) in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

Access Points

Swift | Carl A.H. | fl 1939-1980s | Captain

World War, 1939-1945 | Kenya

World War, 1939-1945 | Burma

Great Britain. Army. King's African Rifles


MSS. Afr. s. 1715 (271A) (Box 17)
Papers of Lieut.-Colonel Ivor G. Thomas
Language of material: English
56 ff.

Lieut.-Colonel Ivor G. Thomas served with the Royal Army Service Corps and East African Army Service Corps, Kenya, 1947-1952.

Address card, personal data sheet, correspondence with Oxford Development Records Project, memorandum on service in Africa with transcript, [1978-1984].

Finding Aids

Listed as no. 920 (271A) in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

Access Points

Thomas | Ivor G. | fl 1947-1980s | Lieut.-Colonel

Kenya | History, military

Great Britain. Army. Royal Army Service Corps

Great Britain. Army. East African Army Service Corps


MSS. Afr. s. 1715 (273) (Box 17)
Papers of Lieut.-Colonel Sir Peile Thompson, OBE
Language of material: English
93 ff.

Lieut.-Colonel Sir Peile Thompson, OBE served with the 26th Battalion, King's African Rifles, Mauritius, Kenya and Tanganyika, 1954-1956.

Personal data sheet, correspondence with Oxford Development Records Project, responses to aide-memoire with transcript, [1978-1984]; photostat copy of Thompson's history, [1950s], of the 26th battalion, King's African Rifles.

Finding Aids

Listed as no. 920 (273) in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

Access Points

Thompson | Peile | fl 1954-1980s | Sir | Lieut.-Colonel

Kenya | History, military

Tanzania | History, military

Mauritius | History, military

Great Britain. Army. King's African Rifles


MSS. Afr. s. 1715 (284) (Box 18)
Papers of Major Henry A. Walker
Language of material: English
27 ff.

Major Henry A. Walker served with the 6th Battalion, King's African Rifles, Tanganyika and Sudan, 1939-1940, 3/6th Battalion, Tanganyika, Kenya and Somaliland, 1940-1941, and Staff, Kenya and Tanganyika, 1941-1945.

Personal data sheet, correspondence with Oxford Development Records Project, responses to aide-memoire, photographs relating to service with the King's African Rifles, [c1939-1984].

Finding Aids

Listed as no. 920 (284) in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

Access Points

Walker | Henry A. | fl 1939-1980s | Major

World War, 1939-1945 | Africa, East

Great Britain. Army. King's African Rifles


MSS. Afr. s. 1715 (285) (Box 18)
Papers of Captain James Walker
Language of material: English
100 ff. The account of the advance of the 11th East Africa Division to Addis Ababa in 1941 is in a fragile condition. Consult the librarian before ordering.

Captain James Walker served with 1/6th Battalion, King's African Rifles, East Africa (including Italian Somaliland and Abyssinia), c1940-1942.

Address card, correspondence between Oxford Development Records Project and Walker's executor; account by Walker of the advance of the 22nd East Africa Infantry Brigade from Garissa to Gimma (Italian Somaliland) in 1941; list of races to be run at Enda Jesus, August 1941; photographs relating to the 22nd East Africa Infantry Brigade advance, 1941; account of the advance of the 11th East Africa Division from the River Tana to Addis Ababa in 1941, with relevant photographs. responses to aide-memoire, photographs relating to service with the King's African Rifles, [c1939-1984].

Finding Aids

Listed as no. 920 (285) in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

Access Points

Walker | James | fl c1940-1942 | Captain

World War, 1939-1945 | Somalia

World War, 1939-1945 | Ethiopia

Great Britain. Army. King's African Rifles


MSS. Afr. s. 1715 (286) (Box 18)
Papers of Major Charles St. J. Wallis
Language of material: English
16 ff.

Major Charles St. J. Wallis served with the 4th Battalion, King's African Rifles, Somalia, Kenya and Uganda, 1949-1955.

Personal data sheet, correspondence with Oxford Development Records Project, responses to aide-memoire, [1978-1984].

Finding Aids

Listed as no. 920 (286) in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

Access Points

Wallis | Charles St. J. | fl 1949-1980s | Major

Africa | History, military

Great Britain. Army. King's African Rifles


MSS. Afr. s. 1715 (288) (Box 18)
Papers of Lieut.-Colonel J.E.D. Watson, DSO
Language of material: English
27 ff.

Lieut.-Colonel J.E.D. Watson, DSO served in the 1st and 2nd Battalions, King's African Rifles, Nyasaland and Tanganyika, 1935-1939, 2nd Battalion, East Africa (including British Somaliland, Italian Somaliland and Ethiopia), Ceylon and Burma, 1939-1945, 4th Battalion, Kenya, 1946-1948, and 2nd and 4th Battalions, Uganda, Italian Somaliland and Kenya, 1949-1953.

Address card, correspondence with Oxford Development Records Project, proforma on service with the King's African Rifles, [1978-1984].

Finding Aids

Listed as no. 920 (288) in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

Access Points

Watson | J.E.D. | fl 1935-1980s | Lieut.-Colonel

Africa | History, military

World War, 1939-1945 | Africa, East

World War, 1939-1945 | Burma

Great Britain. Army. King's African Rifles


MSS. Afr. s. 1715 (290) (Box 18)
Papers of Major Arthur S. Watts, MD, MRCP
Language of material: English
26 ff.

Major Arthur S. Watts, MD, MRCP served with the Royal Army Medical Corps, Kenya and Madagascar, 1944-1946.

Personal data sheet, correspondence with Oxford Development Records Project, responses to aide-memoire with transcript, [1978-1984].

Finding Aids

Listed as no. 920 (290) in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

Access Points

Watts | Arthur S. | fl 1944-1980s | Major

Kenya | History, military

World War, 1939-1945 | Kenya

Great Britain. Army. Royal Army Medical Corps


MSS. Afr. s. 1715 (291) (Box 18)
Papers of Major R.D. West
Language of material: English
40 ff.

Major R.D. West served in the 4th Battalion, King's African Rifles, Uganda, 1958-1960.

Address card, correspondence with Oxford Development Records Project, responses to aide-memoire with transcript, [1978-1984].

Finding Aids

Listed as no. 920 (291) in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

Access Points

West | R.D. | fl 1958-1980s | Major

Uganda | History, military

Great Britain. Army. King's African Rifles


MSS. Afr. s. 1715 (295) (Box 18)
Papers of Major Geoffrey B. Whitworth
Language of material: English
107 ff.

Major Geoffrey B. Whitworth served in the Somalia Gendarmerie, Italian Somaliland, 1941-1942, 5/6th and 6th Battalions, King's African Rifles, Tanganyika, 1944-1946, Staff, Mauritius and British Somaliland, 1947-1948, and 5th Battalion, King's African Rifles, Kenya and Uganda, 1948-1951.

Personal data sheet, letter from Oxford Development Records Project, responses to aide-memoire with transcript, [1978-1984]; telegram, proclamation and photograph relating to service in Africa; photographs relating to African service, with list; souvenir issue of Jambo, final edition, November 1945; programme for Presentation of Colours to the 3rd Battalion, King's African Rifles by the Duke of Gloucester, 1950.

Finding Aids

Listed as no. 920 (295) in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

Access Points

Whitworth | Geoffrey B. | fl 1941-1980s | Major

Africa | History, military

World War, 1939-1945 | Kenya

World War, 1939-1945 | Somalia

World War, 1939-1945 | Periodicals

Great Britain. Army. King's African Rifles

Military police | Somalia


MSS. Afr. s. 1715 (299) (Box 19)
Papers of Colonel Edmund D.H. Williams
Language of material: English
22 ff.

Colonel Edmund D.H. Williams served with the Medical Staff, Kenya, 1955-1958.

Personal data sheet, letter from Oxford Development Records Project, memorandum on African service with transcript, [1978-1984].

Finding Aids

Listed as no. 920 (299) in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

Access Points

Williams | Edmund, D.H. | fl 1955-1980s | Colonel

Kenya | History, military

Diseases and history | Africa, Sub-Saharan

Military hospitals


MSS. Afr. s. 1715 (300) (Box 19)
Papers of Colonel Humphrey P. Williams, OBE
Language of material: English
375 ff., 1 item

Colonel Humphrey P. Williams, OBE served with the 1st Battalion, King's African Rifles, Nyasaland and Tanganyika, 1931-1936, 6th Battalion, Tanganyika, 1936-1937, 13th Battalion, India, 1944-1945, and 1st Battalion, Northern Rhodesia and Malaya, 1949-1953.

  • Personal data sheet, correspondence with Oxford Development Records Project, brief responses to aide-memoire with transcript, transcript of interview with inserts, [1978-1984]
  • Xerox copy of a history of the 1st Battalion, King's African Rifles, up to 1918, by Williams, 20th century
  • Note on Karonga Cemetery, Malawi, 1979
  • Xeroxed letters and notes, 1952-1954, relating to African service and to 1st Battalion history
  • Force Orders in Nyasaland, 1899-1902, with accompanying letter, 1953
  • Xerox copies of notes on the crossing of the Omo Bottego, Abyssinia by 1/1st Battalion and the 23rd Nigerian Brigade, with sketch maps, [c1942?]
  • Xerox copy of a brief on the King's African Rifles and training of Askaris, 1953
  • Notes for a broadcast talk on African Soldiers by Williams, 1953
  • Account of an episode involving a runaway buffalo in Tanganyika, 1935
  • Williams' diary of the voyage out to East Africa in 1931 and of a march of the 1st and 2nd Battalions, King's African Rifles, 1933
  • Notes, [1950s?], on the movements of Northern Rhodesia Regiment and King's African Rifles battalions, 1939-1954, on the badges and commanding officers of the 1st Battalion, King's African Rifles, and on the history of the 1st Battalion 1919-1939
  • Incomplete narrative on a military operation in Africa, 20th century
  • Xeroxed map, 1942, of southern and central Africa
  • Xeroxed newspaper cutting, [1940s?], on the Chase of the Mad Mullah
  • Photographs of 1st Battalion King's African Rifles officers, [1951-1953?] with notes of names and a letter from Williams to the Oxford Development Records Project, [1979-c1982]
  • Photographs and negatives relating to King's African Rifles service, [c1950s?]
  • Miscellaneous papers, [1940s], and a periodical, Ulemu, No. 10, September 1945, relating to war service
Finding Aids

Listed as no. 920 (300) in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

Access Points

Williams | Humphrey P. | fl 1931-1980s | Colonel

Zambia | History, military

Malawi | History, military

Tanzania | History, military

Somalia | History, military

Africa | History, military

Africa, Southern | History | 1899-1975

World War, 1914-1918 | Malawi

World War, 1914-1918 | Tanzania

World War, 1914-1918 | Mozambique

World War, 1939-1945 | Ethiopia

World War, 1939-1945 | Africa

World War, 1939-1945 | Asia

Maxamad Cabdulle Xasan's Rebellion, Somalia, 1900-1920

Malawi | History | Chilembwe Rebellion, 1915

Great Britain. Army. King's African Rifles


MSS. Afr. s. 1715 (301) (Box 19)
Papers of Lieut. John A. Williams
Language of material: English
19 ff.

Lieut. John A. Williams served with the 23rd Battalion, King's African Rifles, Kenya, 1952-1953.

Personal data sheet, correspondence with Oxford Development Records Project, responses to aide-memoire, [1978-1984].

Finding Aids

Listed as no. 920 (301) in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

Access Points

Williams | John A. | fl 1952-1980s | Lieut.

Kenya | History, military

Great Britain. Army. King's African Rifles


MSS. Afr. s. 1715 (303) (Box 19)
Papers of Lieut.-Colonel Eric C.T. Wilson, VC
Language of material: English
20 ff.

Lieut.-Colonel Eric C.T. Wilson, VC served with the 1st Battalion, King's African Rifles, Tanganyika, 1937-1939, the Somaliland Camel Corps, 1939-1940, 4/6th Battalion, King's African Rifles, Kenya and Ceylon, 1943-1944, 11th Battalion, King's African Rifles, India and Burma, 1944-1945, I.T.C., Uganda, 1945-1946, and 1st Battalion, Northern Rhodesia Regiment, Northern Rhodesia, 1946-1949.

Personal data sheet, correspondence with Oxford Development Records Project, responses to aide-memoire with transcript, [1978-1984].

Finding Aids

Listed as no. 920 (303) in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

Access Points

Wilson | Eric C.T. | fl 1937-1980s | Lieut.-Colonel

Africa | History, military

World War, 1939-1945 | Africa, East

Great Britain. Army. King's African Rifles

Great Britain. Army. Northern Rhodesia Regiment

Great Britain. Army. Somaliland Camel Corps


MSS. Afr. s. 1715 (304) (Box 19)
Papers of Major Peter E.D. Wilson, MC
Language of material: English
40 ff.

Major Peter E.D. Wilson, MC served with the 4th Battalion, King's African Rifles, Kenya, Somalia, Abyssinia, Ceylon, Burma and India, 1939-1946.

Personal data sheet, correspondence with Oxford Development Records Project, responses to aide-memoire, [1978-1984]; scripts for three lectures on the history of the King's African Rifles, [c1965?]; Brief History of the 4th (U) Bn The K.A.R. (Nairobi, The East African Standard Ltd., 1951).

Finding Aids

Listed as no. 920 (304) in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

Access Points

Wilson | Peter E.D. | fl 1939-1980s | Major

Africa | History, military

World War, 1914-1918 | Africa

World War, 1939-1945 | Africa, East

World War, 1939-1945 | Burma

Great Britain. Army. King's African Rifles


MSS. Afr. s. 1715 (309) (Box 19)
Papers of George K. Young, CB, CMG, MBE
Language of material: English
81 ff.

George K. Young, CB, CMG, MBE served with the King's African Rifles, 1940-[1941?], and as intelligence officer, Italian Somaliland, Abyssinia and Kenya, 1942-1943.

Personal data sheet, correspondence with Oxford Development Records Project, responses to aide-memoire, [1978-1984]; xerox copy of letter of appointment to the King's African Rifles from the Colonial Office, 1940 and of diary of wartime experiences, [1941]; map of 12 African Division's operations at Gondar, 1941; photographs relating to King's African Rifles service, [1940-1941?].

Finding Aids

Listed as no. 920 (309) in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

Access Points

Young | George K. | fl 1941-1980s | wartime intelligence officer

World War, 1939-1945 | Africa, East

World War, 1939-1945 | Intelligence service | Great Britain

Great Britain. Army. King's African Rifles



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