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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0099 KCLMA Heard
HEARD, Lt Col John Arthur Edward (1907-1986)
Created 1901-1903, 1939-1946
Level of description
collection level
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
5 boxes or 0.05 cubic metres


Administrative / Biographical history

Born 1907; served in World War Two, 1939-1945; commissioned into the Corps of Royal Engineers, Dec 1941; service in Indian Army, 1943-1945; Maj, 1944; demobilised [1947]; Chairman and Managing Director, Carrier Engineering Company Limited, 1979; died 1986.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Presented to the Centre by the family in 1991.

Content & structure

Scope and content

Papers relating to British produced propaganda for the Indian Army, produced to counter Japanese propaganda aimed to entice Indian Army personnel to desert and fight for the Japanese led Indian National Army, India and Burma, 1943-1945, including correspondence, memoranda, personal papers and propaganda material, 1939-1946. Also, scrapbook album of watercolours, sketches, photographs, menus, invitations and autographs, created 1901-1903 by Beryl White (1877-1954) relating to her life in Sikkim, northern India.

System of arrangement

The papers are arranged in sections as outlined 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

Draft list available online and in hard copy in the reading room.

Allied materials

Existence and location of originals
King's College London College Archives
Related units of description

The papers of Christopher Lawrence Sainty include a summary by Heard relating to the work of Carrier Engineering Company Limited in designing and installing filters for gas protection to British tanks during World War Two,1939-1945 (Ref: Sainty).


Compiled Jun 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.

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

Updated 2016

Box List(s)

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  • Armed forces
  • Colonial forces
  • Colonialism
  • Communication process
  • Fine arts
  • Imperialism
  • International conflicts
  • International relations
  • Liberation movements
  • Military organizations
  • Nationalism
  • Organizations
  • Painting
  • Paintings
  • Persuasion
  • Political doctrines
  • Political movements
  • Propaganda
  • State security
  • War
  • War propaganda
  • Wars (events)
  • World War Two (1939-1945)
  • World wars (events)

Corporate names

  • British Army
  • Indian Army
  • Indian National Army


  • India, South Asia
  • Myanmar, South East Asia

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