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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0099 KCLMA Burnaby H B
BURNABY, Lt Col Hugo Beaumont (1876-1916)
Created [1876]-1916, 1927, 1931, 1966
Level of description
collection level
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
0.5 box or 0.005 cubic metres


Name of creator(s)
Burnaby, Hugo Beaumont, 1876-1916, Lieutenant Colonel
Administrative / Biographical history

Born in 1876; educated at Uppingham School; engaged in ranching in British Columbia, 1893-1899; served with 1 Bn, Wiltshire Imperial Yeomanry Field Force, South Africa, 1900-1902; commissioned, 1901; left army and took up farming, [1904]; joined 15 Durham Light Infantry, 1914; commanded 11 Bn, Queen's Regt (Royal West Surrey Regt), 1915; killed in action on Western Front, 1916.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Placed in the Centre by the family in 1976.

Content & structure

Scope and content

Letters to his parents, 1900-1902, covering his service with 1 Bn, Wiltshire Imperial Yeomanry Field Force, South Africa, with testimonials, certificates of appointment and associated papers, 1901-1902, 1907, 1914, 1916. Correspondence with his family, 1915-1916, covering his service with 11 Bn, Queen's Regt (Royal West Surrey Regt), UK and Western Front, 1915-1916, with letters received by Burnaby's family following his death, 1916, and obituaries, 1916. Other papers relating to his life and career, 1876-1916, dated [1876-1916], 1927, 1931 and 1966, notably including History of the 11th Battalion, 'The Queen's' by Edward William James Neave (Brixton Free Press Printing and Advertising Co, London, 1931); photographs of Burnaby, [1876-1916].

System of arrangement

These papers form sections 1-3 of the Burnaby family collection. Section 4 consists of the papers of his [uncle], Frederick Gustavus Burnaby.

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
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



Decorations: DSO

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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  • Armed forces
  • International conflicts
  • International relations
  • Military organizations
  • Organizations
  • Photographs
  • Second Boer War, 1899-1902
  • State security
  • Visual materials
  • War
  • Wars (events)
  • World War One (1914-1918)
  • World wars (events)

Personal names

  • Burnaby, Hugo Beaumont, 1876-1916, Lieutenant Colonel
  • Burnaby, Hugo Beaumont, 1876-1916, Lieutenant Colonel

Corporate names

  • British Army


  • South Africa, Southern Africa

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