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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0099 KCLMA Barber
Title
BARBER, Lt Col Norman Alexander (1906-1994)
Date(s)
Created 1925-1945, 1950, 1993
Level of description
collection level
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
2 boxes or 0.02 cubic metres

Context

Name of creator(s)
Barber, Norman Alexander, 1906-1994, Lieutenant Colonel
Administrative / Biographical history

Born 1906; served with the Royal Army Service Corps, Territorial Army, [1930]-1939; Capt, 1933; service with 42 (East Lancashire) Div, Royal Army Service Corps, Territorial Army, 1939; Maj, 1939; served in World War Two, 1939-1945; service with British Expeditionary Force, France, 1939-1940; posted to 18 Div, Singapore, 1941; POW, Changi Camp, Singapore, 1942-1945; died 1994.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Placed in the Centre by the family in 1996.

Content & structure

Scope and content

Typescript papers relating to Territorial Army annual training exercises, UK, 1935-1937. Papers relating to Barber's time as a Japanese POW in Changi POW Camp, Singapore, 1942-1945, including detailed manuscript diary, 25 Aug 1942-4 Sep 1945, with notes on diet, casualties, disease and nominal rolls of prisoners; eight manuscript letters home from Barber, written after the liberation of Singapore, 1945; printed 'Memorandum for the information of prisoners of war of United Kingdom Forces detained in the Far East' [1945]; two 18 Division Association printed booklets, 1950 and 1993. Two portrait photographs of Barber [1939]. Papers relating to the campaign in France, 1940, including four printed maps of France, Belgium and the Netherlands, various scales, 1938-1939; typescript 'Orders for troops in transit at Cherbourg' and 'Orders for disembarkation' [1940]. Printed training manuals, 1925-1945, including Royal Army Service Corps training manual Mechanical transport. Maintenance, upkeep and operation (HMSO, London, 1925); Section leading (HMSO, London, 1928); Air Raid Precautions. Respirators (HMSO, London, 1939).

System of arrangement

6 files

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 provided 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 in hard copy in the Centre's reading room.

Allied materials

Existence and location of originals
King's College London College Archives

Notes

Note

Decorations: MBE, TD

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

  • Armed forces
  • Diaries
  • Documents
  • Higher science education
  • Information sources
  • International conflicts
  • International relations
  • Literary forms and genres
  • Literature
  • Maps
  • Military education
  • Military organizations
  • Nonfiction
  • Organizations
  • Primary documents
  • Prose
  • State security
  • Visual materials
  • War
  • War prisoners
  • War victims
  • Wars (events)
  • World War Two (1939-1945)
  • World wars (events)

Personal names

  • Barber, Norman Alexander, 1906-1994, Lieutenant Colonel
  • Barber, Norman Alexander, 1906-1994, Lieutenant Colonel

Corporate names

  • British Territorial Army

Places

  • Belgium
  • Changi, Singapore, South East Asia
  • Cherbourg, France
  • China, East Asia
  • Holland
  • Netherlands

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