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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB 0099 KCLMA Arnott, Lewis
ARNOTT, Lewis (1898-1971)
Level of description
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
160 tif and jpg files, totalling 608 MB


Name of creator(s)

Arnott | Lewis | 1898-1971 | soldier

Administrative / Biographical history

Enlisted, Apr 1917; served with Royal Garrison Artillery, North West Frontier, India, 1917-1919; awarded Indian General Service Medal with clasp, ‘Afghan 1919’.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Digital copies given to the Centre by the family, 2011

Content & structure

Scope and content

91 copies of photographs relating to Lewis Arnott’s service with Royal Garrison Artillery (RGA), North West Frontier, India, 1917-1919, including: captioned images of the Afghan delegation to peace talks with Britain, 1919; British forces in camp and on marches (including one dated 3 Nov 1915); views of Peshawar; fortifications; ammunition; artillery; motor cars; pack animals; gardens; daily life for soldiers and local people.  Also 69 copies of informal snapshot photographs relating to the service of John Henry Cooper Arnott (brother) with Royal Engineers, Plymouth, World War One, including groups of unidentified soldiers and views of coastline.

System of arrangement

As described in Scope and Content above.

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 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 Archives and Information Management.

Language/scripts of material


Physical characteristics and technical requirements

Copies of Lewis Arnott's photographs are held in LHCMA as tif files. Copies of J H C Arnott's photographs are a mix of tif and jpg files.

Finding aids

This summary guide

Allied materials

Existence and location of originals

Family retain original photographs, from which digitised copies were supplied to LHCMA at King's College London College Archives.

Related units of description

The photographs of Gunner Peter Strang, LHCMA, include some duplicate images (Strang and Arnott served together).

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; and UWA Department of Information Studies based on ISAD(G) second edition, 2000.

This catalogue is made available under the Open Data Commons Attribution License. This catalogue may be updated from time to time in order to reflect additional material and/or new understandings of the material.

Date(s) of descriptions


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