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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0099 KCLMA Fordyce
FORDYCE, Capt Charles Elphinstone (1897-1980)
Created 1828, 1831, 1928-1933
Level of description
collection level
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
1 envelope


Name of creator(s)
Administrative / Biographical history

Born in 1897; educated at Shrewsbury and Royal Military College, Sandhurst; 2nd Lt, Seaforth Highlanders, 1916; Lt, 1918; Capt, 1927; served on North West Frontier, India, 1930-1931; Reserve of Officers, 1931; rejoined Regt, 1939; died in 1980.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Presented to the Centre by the family in 1980.

Content & structure

Scope and content

Papers relating to the North West Frontier of India, 1928-1933, principally comprising a letter from Maj J Muirhead, 2 Bn, Seaforth Highlanders, describing his experiences in the region, May 27 1928, and photos of Miri Khel camp and surrounding area, including staff of Seaforth Highlanders, 1930-1931. List of commanding officers and stations of 1 and 2 Bns, Seaforth Highlanders, 1881-1929, published as a supplement to Cabar Feidh, vol 5 no 33, [1929]. Papers of David Ogilvy Stewart, namely his burgess ticket for the Burgh of Hamilton, 1828, and orders to attend St James' Palace in connection regarding his duties at Queen Victoria's coronation, 1838.

System of arrangement

1 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
Finding aids

This Summary guide entry, and published in hard copy in the Centre's reading room.

Allied materials

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


Compiled Feb 1997

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
  • Colonial conflicts
  • Colonial countries
  • Colonial forces
  • International relations
  • Military organizations
  • Monarchy
  • Organizations
  • Political systems
  • State security

Personal names

  • Muirhead, J, fl 1928, Major
  • Stewart, David Ogilvy, fl 1828-1831, public official
  • Victoria, 1819-1901, Queen of Great Britain and Ireland

Corporate names

  • British Army


  • City of Westminster, London, England
  • India, South Asia
  • Miri Khel, Pakistan, South Asia
  • Northwest Frontier, Pakistan, South Asia
  • St James's Palace, Westminster, London, England

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