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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0099 KCLMA Holman
HOLMAN, Capt Ambrose Walter (1910-1988)
Created 1937-1987
Level of description
collection level
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
1 box or 0.01m3, 2 volumes


Administrative / Biographical history

Born 1910; served in World War Two, 1939-1945; commissioned as Lt, Army Dental Corps, 1939; Capt, 1940; served on HM Hospital Ship LLANDOVERY CASTLE, 1940-1942; posted for duty in Middle East, 1942-1943; served in North Africa and Italy, 1943-1945; service with Southern Command, UK, 1945; released from Army, 1946; worked with UN Relief and Rehabilitation Administration in China, 1946-1947; member of Ex-Services Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament Group; died 1988.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Presented to the Centre by the family in 1989, 1993 and 2014.

Content & structure

Scope and content

Papers and photographs relating to work with UN Relief and Rehabilitation Administration in China, 1946-1947, and the Ex-Services Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament Group, 1984-1987, including four manuscript narrative diaries of Holman's military service, 1941-1945; two photograph albums with views of Egypt, Palestine, South Africa, Aden, and at sea on board HM Hospital Ship LLANDOVERY CASTLE, 1942-1945; booklet by Aubrey Hammond entitled The story of 50 Div (Schindler's Press, Cairo, 1943); papers relating to work with UN Relief and Rehabilitation Administration in China, including edition of the Canton Daily Star, 1946, 137 mostly uncaptioned photographs of urban and rural China, correspondence with UN staff and letters of appointment,references and memoranda, 1946-1947; typescript draft article by Holman on the National Health Service, 1961; sixty six editions of I F Stone's Bi-Weekly and I F Stone's Weekly, 1963-1971; edition of the King-Hall newsletter, 1966; booklet entitled The silent killers. New developments in gas and germ weapons (Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, London, 1981); papers relating toEx-Services Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament Group, including fourteen editions of 'Ex-Services Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament Group Newsletter', 1984-1987, meeting agendas and associated leaflets and circulars; booklet entitled The soldier's tale (Ex-Services Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament Publications, Bristol, 1987). Also publications, 1937-1987, including four John Playerand Sons cigarette card albums entitled 'The Coronation of HM King George VI and HM Queen Elizabeth 1937', 'Military uniforms of the British Empire overseas' [1937], 'An album of modern naval craft' [1939], and 'Aircraft of the Royal Air Force' [1939]; booklet entitled British, French and German warships at a glance (Sampson Low, Marston and Company, London, 1940); five editions of Lilliput magazine, 1940-1944.

Also notebook including an account of Holman's service in Italy, 28 Mar - 13 May 1945 (2014 accession).

System of arrangement

3 files, 3 volumes

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

Allied materials

Existence and location of originals

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Compiled Jun 1998.Ā  Updated 2014

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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  • Aircraft
  • Armed forces
  • Biological warfare
  • Chemical actions and uses
  • Clothing
  • Colonial forces
  • Disarmament
  • Health services
  • Humanitarian assistance
  • International cooperation
  • International organizations
  • International politics
  • International relations
  • Military aircraft
  • Military engineering
  • Military organizations
  • Monarchy
  • Organizations
  • Peace
  • Pharmaceutic aids
  • Photographs
  • Political systems
  • Ships
  • Social sciences
  • Social welfare
  • Specialty uses of chemicals
  • State security
  • Textiles
  • Uniforms
  • Vehicles
  • Visual materials
  • Warfare

Personal names

  • George VI, 1895-1952, King of Great Britain and Ireland

Corporate names

  • British Army
  • HM Hospital Ship Llandovery Castle
  • National Health Service
  • UN, United Nations


  • Aden
  • China, East Asia
  • Egypt, North Africa
  • Palestine, Middle East
  • South Africa, Southern Africa

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