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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0099 KCLMA Boyle
BOYLE, Lt Col Charles Leofric Boyle (1899-1999)
Level of description
Collection (Fonds)
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
1 file (0.01 cubic metres)


Name of creator(s)
Boyle, Charles Leofric, 1899-1999, Lieutenant Colonel
Administrative / Biographical history

Born 1899, Commissioned 2nd Lt, Royal Artillery, 1919; Lt 1921; Capt 1932; Maj, 1938; temporary Lt Col, 1946; retired as honorary Lt Col, 1949.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Presented by family, 1999

Content & structure

Scope and content

File of papers by Lt Col Charles Leofric Boyle on tensions between Hindu and Muslim troops on HM Troopship EMPIRE PRIDE, Oct 1947. Including report by Maj O A Mitchell, Officer Commanding 105 GPT Company, 10 Oct 1947, for Boyle as Officer Commanding Troops, HM Troopship EMPIRE PRIDE, on the morale of the Indian troops, both Muslim and Hindu (1 page); Seven telegrams between HM Troopship EMPIRE PRIDE and Bombay, 11-16 October 1947, on the worsening relations between the Muslim and Hindu troops on board, and obtaining permission to disembark Muslim troops at Karachi, instead of Bombay, as planned (7 items); report upon the diversion of HM Troopship EMPIRE PRIDE to Karachi, owing to the communal unrest on board by Boyle as Officer Commanding Troops, 19 Oct 1947; file also includes a photograph of Boyle and Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill, [1940-45], standing on railway gun 'HMG Boche-Buster', near Canterbury, Kent

System of arrangement

One 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

Allied materials

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

Description control

Archivist's Note
Source: Army List, 1941. Compiled by Alan Kucia as part of the RSLP AIM25 Project.
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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Date(s) of descriptions
Aug 2001

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  • Ancient religions
  • Civil war
  • Hinduism
  • India-Pakistan Civil War (1947-1948)
  • International conflicts
  • Islam
  • Political movements
  • Religions
  • War

Personal names

  • Boyle, Charles Leofric, 1899-1999, Lieutenant Colonel
  • Boyle, Charles Leofric, 1899-1999, Lieutenant Colonel

Corporate names

  • Empire Pride, troopship, 1947


  • India, South Asia
  • Pakistan, South Asia

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