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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0099 KCLMA Cousland
COUSLAND, Lt Col Kenneth H (fl 1914-1974)
Level of description
Collection (fonds)
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
1 file


Name of creator(s)
Cousland, Kenneth H, fl 1915-1974, Lieutenant Colonel
Administrative / Biographical history

Gunner in Edinburgh University Battery, OTC; volunteered for active service and commissioned as 2nd Lt, 1 Lowland Bde, Royal Field Artillery, 1914; Lt, 1915; Capt, 1915; served with Royal Field Artillery on Western Front, 1915-1918.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Copies made by the Centre in 1981 from originals loaned by the family.

Content & structure

Scope and content

Photocopy of privately published memoir, 'The Great War, 1914-1818: a former 'Gunner' of the First World War looks back', a detailed account of his military career, 1913-1919, covering mobilisation in Edinburgh, artillery, gas warfare and veterinary training, service with the Royal Field Artillery on the Western Front, 1915-1918, notably action around Vimy, May-Jun 1917, Lens, June-Oct 1917, and the Somme front, Feb-Oct 1918, and entry into Lille, Oct 1918, and demobilisation in Brussels, Feb 1919, written in [1974]. Includes reproductions of photographs and extracts from his letters home and his diary.

System of arrangement

Single item.

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: MC

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.

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
Aug 1996

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  • Armed forces
  • Artillery
  • Documents
  • Gas warfare
  • Information sources
  • International conflicts
  • International relations
  • Medical sciences
  • Memoirs
  • Military engineering
  • Military equipment
  • Military organizations
  • Organizations
  • State security
  • Surgery
  • Veterinary medicine
  • War
  • Warfare
  • Wars (events)
  • Weapons
  • World War One (1914-1918)
  • World wars (events)

Personal names

  • Cousland, Kenneth H, fl 1915-1974, Lieutenant Colonel
  • Cousland, Kenneth H, fl 1915-1974, Lieutenant Colonel

Corporate names

  • British Army
  • Royal Field Artillery


  • Brussels, Belgium
  • Lens, France
  • Lille, France
  • Somme, France
  • Vimy, France

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