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Collection Level Description: Papers of John F. M. Millard relating to military campaigns

Reference: GB 0162 MSS.Afr.s.2026
Title: Papers of John F. M. Millard relating to military campaigns
Dates of Creation: 1941-1942
Extent: 1 box
Name of Creator: John F. M. Millard

Language of Material: eng



Administrative/Biographical History

John F. M. Millard, OBE (1958), MBE (Military), was born in 1911. He was educated at St. Andrew's College, Grahamstown, South Africa; and St. John's College, Cambridge, England. In 1934 he joined the Colonial Service in Basuto, working as a clerk (1934) and as private secretary to the high commissioner (1934-1936). He transferred to Tanganyika as an administrative officer (cadet) in 1937. After military service (1940-1945), during which he attained the rank of lieutenant colonel and was mentioned in despatches, Millard was seconded to the Colonial Office (1945-1947). He was appointed District Commissioner in the Bechuanaland Protectorate in 1952, and became an administrative officer, staff grade, in 1954.

Scope and Content

Account by Millard of invasion of French Madagascar (1942) and of return to England from Italian campaign (undated); also account of Abyssinian campaign (1941-1942). Typescript.

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Access Conditions

Bodleian reader's ticket required.

Reproduction Restrictions

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

Further Information

Finding Aids

The library holds a card index of all manuscript collections in its reading room.

Listed as no. 926 in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

Access Points

Millard | John F M | b 1911 | lieutenant colonel

World War, 1939-1945 | Campaigns | Personal narratives


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