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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0099 KCLMA Wright-Holmes
Title
WRIGHT-HOLMES, Maj Oliver (b 1909)
Date(s)
Created 1981-1983
Level of description
collection level
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
1 file

Context

Administrative / Biographical history

Born in 1909; Administrative Officer, Mental Hospitals Department, London County Council, 1928-1932; Administrative Officer, Department of the Clerk of the Council, 1932-1942; studied history at King's College London, 1931-1934; Ambulance Control Officer, London Ambulance Services, 1939-1942; served with 51 Training Regt, Royal Armoured Corps, UK, 1942 and with Royal Army Ordnance Corps in UK, 1942-1943, India, 1942-1945, and Burma, 1945-1946; Commander, No 52 Ordnance Field Depot, Myngaladon, Burma, 1945; Commander, No 62 Ordnance Field Depot, Rangoon, 1945-1946; served on Public Control Committee, London County Council, 1946, and Parks Committee, 1947-1954; postgraduate, Theology Faculty, King's College London, 1949-1952; Council Clerk, London County Council, 1954-1970; retired in 1970.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Presented to the Centre by Wright-Holmes in 1984.

Content & structure

Scope and content

Copies of extracts from 'One man's war', a memoir of his service with the Royal Armoured Corps and the Royal Army Ordnance Corps, 1942-1946, written in 1981-1983. The extracts relate mainly to the practice of religion in the UK, India and Burma, 1942-1946, particularly the role of Christianity in army life.

System of arrangement

1 file.

Conditions of access & use

Conditions governing access

Open, subject to signature of Reader's undertaking form, and appropriate provision of two forms of identification, to include one photographic ID.

Conditions governing reproduction

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, may be supplied for research use only. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Trustees of the Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives, attention of the Director of Archive Services.

Language/scripts of material
English
Finding aids

This Summary Guide, and Detailed catalogue available in hard copy in the Centre's reading room.

Allied materials

Existence and location of originals
King's College London College Archives
Related units of description

King's College Archives holds his college history notes, 1931-1934, and his doctorate thesis 'Tertullian on prayer', 1951 (Ref: K/PP22). Imperial War Museum has copies of those parts of his autobiography relating to his military experiences, 1942-1946.

Publication note
Imperial War Museum has copies of those parts of his autobiography relating to his military experiences, 1942-1946.

Notes

Note
Compiled Oct 1996

Description control

Rules or conventions

Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal Place and Corporate Names 1997.

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Subjects

  • Ancient religions
  • Armed forces
  • Armoured warfare
  • Christianity
  • Documents
  • Information sources
  • International conflicts
  • International relations
  • Memoirs
  • Military engineering
  • Military logistics
  • Military organizations
  • Organizations
  • Religion
  • Religions
  • State security
  • War
  • Warfare
  • Wars (events)
  • World War Two (1939-1945)
  • World wars (events)

Corporate names

  • British Army

Places

  • India, South Asia
  • London, England
  • South East Asia

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