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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0099 KCLMA Grey, William Edward
GREY, Capt William Edward (1895-1986)
Level of description
fonds level
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
1 file


Name of creator(s)

Grey | William Edward | 1895-1986 | Captain

Administrative / Biographical history

Born 1895; worked in the family firm, City Lead Works, Southwark, London; commissioned as 2 Lt, 2 Bn, City of London Regiment, Aug 1914; seconded to the War Office, 1916; served in the Aircraft Equipment Directorate, 1916-1918; resumed work in the City Lead Works; died, 1986.

Publications: The 2nd City of London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers) in the Great War (City of London Regiment, 1929).

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Placed in the Centre by the family, 2013.

Content & structure

Scope and content

Papers relating to his service in the Aircraft Equipment Directorate, 1916-1918, including: correspondence, 1917-1918, relating to orders for aircraft and engines, and to production problems caused by labour disputes; notes on a strike at D Napier & Son (Acton), Aug 1917; notes on aircraft production; instructions for evacuating offices (in the Hotel Cecil, Strand, London) in the event of an air raid, 1917; detailed notes by Grey, 1918, on the expansion, 1916-1918, in aeroplane production; comic song, 1919, on the work of the contracts department.

System of arrangement

The papers are arranged in chronological order.

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 may be supplied for research use only.Ā  Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Trustees of the Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives, attention of the Director of Archives and Information Management.

Language/scripts of material


Finding aids

This summary guide.

Allied materials

Existence and location of originals

King's College London College Archives




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; and UWA Department of Information Studies based on ISAD(G) second edition, 2000.

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.

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  • Air raid precautions | Civil defence | Defence | State security
  • Aircraft engineering | Engineering
  • Strikes | Labour disputes | Labour relations
  • World War One (1914-1918) | World wars (events) | Wars (events)
  • Civil defence x Defence

Personal names

  • Grey | William Edward | 1895-1986 | Captain

Corporate names

  • Aircraft Equipment Directorate


  • Strand | Westminster
  • City of Westminster

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