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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0099 KCLMA Darlington
DARLINGTON, Col Sir Henry (Clayton) (1877-1959)
Created 1914-1915, [1930-1936]
Level of description
collection level
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
1 box or 0.01 cubic metres


Administrative / Biographical history

Born in 1877; educated at Shrewsbury School; served in South Africa with 1 Bn, Manchester Regt, 1900-1901; Solicitor, Supreme Court, 1904; served in World War One in Egypt, 1914-1915, Gallipoli, 1915, and France; commanded 1/5 Bn, Manchester Regt, 1914-1920, and 127 Infantry Bde, 1920-1924; publication of Letters from Helles (Longmans, London, 1936); died in 1959.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Placed in the Centre by the family in 1983.

Content & structure

Scope and content

Typescript of Letters from Helles (Longmans, London, 1936) describing his service in Egypt and Gallipoli, 1914-1915, written in [1930-1936]. Army books containing notes, orders and letters relating to his service at Gallipoli, Jul 1915-Nov 1915. Battalion orders for 2 Bn, Northamptonshire Regt, Alexandria, Aug-Sep 1914, and 5 Bn, Manchester Regt, Egypt, Oct 1914-Apr 1915. Papers relating to training of 5 Bn, Manchester Regt, Egypt, 1914-1915.

System of arrangement

Arranged in sections as above.

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 detailed Catalogue, and in hard copy in the Centre's reading room.

Allied materials

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



Decorations: KCB, CMG, TD

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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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  • Alexandria, Urban, Egypt, North Africa
  • Gallipoli, Turkey, Middle East

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