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ALANBROOKE, FM Alan Francis, 1st Viscount Alanbrooke of Brookeborough (1883-1963)

Letters to his mother, Alice Brooke, and related papers, 1906-[1954]

References on this page: ALANBROOKE: 2/1


ALANBROOKE: 2/1/1

1906 Dec 8-1908 Apr 13

Letters from Brooke to his mother, Alice Brooke, covering service in India with Royal Field Artillery, Dec 1906-Apr 1908, mainly comprising descriptions of racing and pig-sticking meets and hunting expeditions. Bound with various related papers, mainly press cuttings, photographs and sketches. Back pocket contains related loose items, notably map of Agra and vicinity showing position of army camps at the time of the visit of the Amir of Afghanistan, Jan 1907; letters to Brooke from Abdul Matin, Tahsildar of [Kalya Khera], Bhopal, 1908.

1 vol, 20 loose items


ALANBROOKE: 2/1/2

1908 Oct 4-1909 Dec 23

Letters from Brooke to his mother, Alice Brooke, covering service in India with Royal Field Artillery, Oct 1908-Sep 1909, and with Royal Horse Artillery, Oct-Dec 1909, including training manoeuvres, preparation for the Indian Staff College entrance exams, racing and pig-sticking meets and hunting expeditions. Bound with various related papers, mainly press cuttings, photographs and sketches. Back pocket contains supplement of The Times of India Illustrated Weekly, 14 Apr 1909, including photographs of the Kadir Cup racing and pig-sticking meet.

1 vol, 1 loose item


ALANBROOKE: 2/1/3

1910 Jan 6-1910 Dec 31

Letters from Brooke to his mother, Alice Brooke, covering service in India with Royal Horse Artillery, Jan-Dec 1910, mainly comprising descriptions of hunting expeditions. Bound with various related papers, mainly photographs and press cuttings. Back pocket contains related loose items, notably letters from Brooke to his brother, Victor Brooke, Sep 1910; press cuttings, 1910.

1 vol, 14 loose items


ALANBROOKE: 2/1/4

1911 Jan 5-1912 Jan 4

Letters from Brooke to his mother, Alice Brooke, covering service in India with the Royal Horse Artillery, Jan 1911-Jan 1912, including attendance at the Delhi Durbar, Dec 1911, and hunting expeditions. Bound with various related papers, mainly photographs and press cuttings.

1 vol


ALANBROOKE: 2/1/5

1912 Jan 11-1913 Jan 5

Letters from Brooke to his mother, Alice Brooke, covering his service in India with the Royal Horse Artillery, Jan 1912-Jan 1913, mainly comprising descriptions of hunting expeditions. Bound with various related papers, mainly photographs and press cuttings. Front and back pockets contain related loose items, notably letters from Brooke to his brother Victor Brooke, Mar-May 1912; horse show programmes, 1912.

1 vol, 17 loose items


ALANBROOKE: 2/1/6

1913 Jan 6-1914 Jan 2

Letters from Brooke to his mother, Alice Brooke, covering his service in India with the Royal Horse Artillery, Jan 1913-Jan 1914, including training manoeuvres and hunting expeditions. Bound with various related papers, mainly photographs, postcards and press cuttings. Front and back pockets contain related loose items, mainly personal correspondence, 1913.

1 vol, 11 loose items


ALANBROOKE: 2/1/7

1914 Jan [8]-1914 Dec 25

Letters from Brooke to his mother, Alice Brooke, notably covering his service with the Royal Horse Artillery in India, Jan-Jun 1914, and Egypt, Aug-Sep 1914, and on Western Front during World War One, Oct-Dec 1914. Bound with various related papers, mainly photographs and press cuttings. Front pocket contains related loose items, notably diary covering Brooke's service in Egypt, Aug-Sep 1914, and on Western Front, Oct-Dec 1914.

1 vol, 24 loose items


ALANBROOKE: 2/1/8

1915 Jan 3-1917 Jan 5

Letters from Brooke to his mother, Alice Brooke, 3 Jan 1915-31 Dec 1915, covering his service with the Royal Horse Artillery on Western Front during World War One, Jan-Dec 1915, mainly with 2 Indian Cavalry Bde, Jan-Nov 1915, and 18 Div, Nov-Dec 1915, including action around Neuve Chapelle, Mar 1915, and Battle of Festubert, May 1915. Bound with various related papers, 1915-1917, mainly postcards, photographs and press cuttings, including cuttings from The Times, 1-5 Jan 1917, reviewing progress of World War One during 1916. Front and back pockets contain related loose items, including letter to Brooke's mother Alice Brooke from her grandson Basil Brooke (later 1st Viscount Brookeborough), 29 Jan 1916, describing evacuation of Gallipoli, Dec 1915; letters to Brooke from army colleagues, Mar 1915-Feb 1916, notably 2nd Lt [Frederick William] Short and Kenneth T Gooch.

1 vol, 26 loose items


ALANBROOKE: 2/1/9

1916 Jan 3-1916 Dec 29

Letters from Brooke to his mother, Alice Brooke, covering his service with 18 Div on Western Front during World War One, Jan-Dec 1916, notably first Battle of the Somme, Jul-Nov 1916. Bound with various related papers, mainly photographs, postcards and press cuttings. Front and back pockets contain related loose items, notably British and German trench maps of the Somme battlefield, [1916]; letters to Brooke from army colleagues, Apr-Nov 1916, notably Capt [Frederick William] Short. With envelope containing three British and German trench maps of the Somme battlefield, [1916], with covering letter, 4 Apr 1967, to Brooke's wife, Benita Blanche Brooke, from S C McMenamin, Public Record Office of Northern Ireland, thanking her for the loan of these items.

1 vol, 18 loose items, 1 envelope


ALANBROOKE: 2/1/10

1917 Jan 2-1917 Dec 30

Letters from Brooke to his mother, Alice Brooke, covering his service on with 18 Div and Canadian Corps on Western Front during World War One, 1917, notably action on Vimy Ridge during Battle of Arras, Apr 1917, and third Battle of Ypres, Oct-Nov 1917. Bound with related papers, mainly photographs, press cuttings and postcards. Front and back pockets contain related loose items, notably reproductions of 1 Army panoramic photographs of landscape around Lens, near Arras, Mar-Jul 1917; press cuttings, 1917; letters to Brooke from friends, family and colleagues, 1917.

1 vol, 42 loose items


ALANBROOKE: 2/1/11

1918 Jan 12-[1919 Jan 9]

Letters from Brooke to his mother Alice Brooke, 13 Jan 1918-30 Dec 1918, covering his attendance at Staff Course, Cambridge, Jan-Mar 1918, and his service on Western Front during World War One, Mar-Dec 1918, mainly as General Staff Officer Grade 1, 1 Army, Jul-Dec 1918, including action around Cambrai, Oct 1918. Bound with various related papers, mainly photographs, press cuttings and postcards. Front and back pockets contain related loose items, mainly press cuttings relating to Allied offensives against the Germans, 1918; letters to Brooke from army colleagues, 1918-[1919], notably letters from Lt Col Ernest Ord Lewin describing his service as General Staff Officer Grade 1, North Russian Force, Sep 1918-Jan 1919.

1 vol, 59 loose items


ALANBROOKE: 2/1/12

1919 Jan 31-1920 Jul 18

Letters from Brooke to his mother, Alice Brooke, notably covering his service with 1 Army, Jan-Mar 1919, and Northumbrian Div, Territorial Army, Feb-Jul 1920, and his attendance at Staff College, Camberley, Apr-Dec 1919. With envelope containing related papers, notably press cuttings on Royal Artillery Memorial Service, St Paul's Cathedral, 23 Apr 1919.

1 binder, 1 envelope

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