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Sir Norman King KCMG

Microfilm copy of an informative and well-written ts diary (127pp) kept during his work with the Consular Service in East Africa, July 1914 - December 1916, referring to the confusion which the declaration of war brought to the colonies; his hazar...


R D Mountfort

An extremely well-written series of 77 ms letters covering his service as an NCO with the 10th Battalion Royal Fusiliers (111th Brigade, 37th Division) on the Western Front, August 1915 - July 1916, and with the 25th Battalion Royal Fusiliers in S...


A F Bowden

Collection of documents relating to his service with the Army Service Corps at the Base Supply Depot, Dar Es Salaam in East Africa during the First World War, including photocopied extracts from his ms diary refering to Colonel von Lettow-Vorbeck,...


Operational reports

Ms. account consisting of sixteen operational reports and miscellaneous jottings noted in a carbon book at "HQ, Kings Africa Rifles" in the period just before the German surrender in East Africa. 1/4th Battalion, Kings Africa Rifles was ...


Ts. Diary of Captain P W Kerr

Philip Kerr (1886-1941) was working at the Crown Mines in South Africa when the war broke out, and at Johannesburg on 26 September he enlisted as a Trooper in E Squadron of the Imperial Light Horse. After barely a fortnight's training, the Im...


Rear Admiral R G Murray CB CBE

Midshipman's journal (128pp) covering his service in the battleship HMS GOLIATH (September 1914 - March 1915) including her passage from the United Kingdom to India and then, as a convoy escort, to Mombasa (September - October) and her operat...


War Diaries

This group of records consists of typescript copies of the War Diary, usually compiled at the end of each month, of the Nyasaland and North-Eastern Rhodesia Frontier Force (abbreviated to Nyasa-Rhodesia Frontier Force) while serving in German East...


Lieutenant Colonel R B Turner CMG DSO

A collection of papers kept during his service in the campaign in German South West Africa during the First World War, comprising a ts translation (7pp) of documents from the Official Gazette of the Protectorate of German South West Africa concern...



Norman King was the British consul at Dar-es-Salaam, German East Africa, when war broke out in 1914. His diary begins at the end of July and the early entries reflect the confusion which the declaration of war brought to the colonies. King himself...


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