Photographs of the King's African Rifles

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Photographs of the King's African Rifles


Photographs of the King's African Rifles

Extent: 1 box
Language(s) of Material: English


MS. 15540


Thomas Neville Buck was born in 1931 and educated at the City of London School and the University of Strathclyde. He joined the Army in 1955 and was a member of the 2nd Battalion, King's African Rifles, until 1964. The Battalion was part of the Federal Army of Rhodesia and Nyasaland from 1959 until 1962.

After leaving Africa Buck worked in various personnel and training posts in Germany and the UK, retiring from the Army in 1986 with the rank of Colonel. He subsequently worked as a property manager in London for 13 years. He died in 2018.

Scope and Content

Photographs and certificate acquired by Captain Thomas Buck during his service in the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland comprising:


Donated by Mrs Shena Buck in 2018.

Preferred Form of Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Library [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. 15540].

Related Material

See also the King's African Rifles Papers (MSS. Afr. s. 1715/1-19).

Personal name(s) (NCA Rules)

Buck | Thomas Neville | Colonel | 1931-2018 | army officer


20th century
Africa, Central -- History -- 20th century
Military -- 20th century

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