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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0099 KCLMA Hynes
Title
HYNES, Brig William Henry (1893-1972)
Date(s)
1911-1955
Level of description
Collection (fonds)
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
0.02 cubic metres (2 boxes)

Context

Name of creator(s)

Hynes, William Henry, 1893-1972, Brigadier

Administrative / Biographical history

Born, 1893; served in World War One, 1914-1918; mobilised with Special Reserve, 1914; commissioned into the Royal Dublin Fusiliers, 1915; served on Western Front, 1916; commanded 11 Platoon, C Company, 2 Bn, Royal Dublin Fusiliers, Battle of the Somme, Picardy, France, 1916; Lt, 1917; transferred to Gloucestershire Regt, 1917; service in Nyasaland, Northern Rhodesia, and German and Portuguese East Africa, 1917-1918; served with West African Frontier Force, 1917-1919; service in operations against the Egba, Nigeria, 1918; served with 2 Bn, Royal Dublin Fusiliers, Turkey and India, 1920-[1922]; Capt, 1927; transferred to Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, 1927; Staff Capt, Northern Ireland District, 1929-1933; Maj, 1938; service in Singapore and India, 1938-1939; served in World War Two, 1939-1945; temporary Lt Col, 1940; Officer Commanding Troops, Falkland Islands, 1942-1944; commanded 9 Line of Communications Sub Area, British Liberation Army, North West Europe, 1944-1946; retired as Hon Brig, 1946; awarded CBE, 1946; service with United Nations (UN), 1947-1953; died 1972.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Presented to the Centre by Hynes' family in 1995.

Content & structure

Scope and content

Papers, 1911-1955, relating to the life and career of Brig William Henry Hynes, including copy of Field Message Book containing manuscript notes by Hynes, mostly relating to his command of 11 Platoon, C Company, 2 Bn, Royal Dublin Fusiliers, Battle of the Somme, Picardy, France, 1916; printed trench map, scale 1: 20, 000, of the area around Flers, Battle of the Somme, Picardy, France, Sep 1916; two notebooks with manuscript notes by Hynes relating to service with 2 Bn, Royal Dublin Fusiliers in Turkey, 1920-[1921], with two printed maps of Constantinople and Ismid, Turkey [1920]; printed order with farewell message from Col Charles Bonham-Carter on relinquishing command of 2 Bn, Royal Dublin Fusiliers, Multan, India, 4 Nov 1921; printed 'Mess rules of the 1st Battalion The Gloucestershire Regiment', Germany, 1922. Papers and photographs relating to service with the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, 1938-1939, including printed programme entitled 'The Ceremony of the Presentation of the King's Colour to the 1st Bn The Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers by His Excellency Sir Thomas Shenton Whitelegge Thomas GCMG, OBE Governor and Commander-in-Chief of the Straits Settlements', Singapore, 25 Aug 1938, with photograph album containing 17 photographs of the presentation ceremony and parade, 1938. Copies of papers relating to Hynes' service as Officer Commanding Troops, Falkland Islands, May 1942-Sep 1944, including official correspondence from the War Office, 1942-1944; typescript routine orders by Hynes, 1943-1944; typescript 'Report on Argentina and neighbouring Republics' by the Intelligence Officer, Falkland Islands Force, to Hynes, Jul 1943; typescript 'Defence plan for Falkland Islands' [1943]. Papers relating to service as Commanding Officer, 9 Line of Communications Sub Area, British Liberation Army, North West Europe, 1944-1946, including two typescript 'Bulletin 9 L of C', 31 Oct and 1 Nov 1944; twenty one printed maps of France and Belgium, all scale 1: 50, 000, [1944]; typescript 'History of supply, transport and petrol events in 9 L of C Sub Area', 4 Nov 1944-4 Feb 1945; three typescript reports by Hynes relating to Operation GOLDFLAKE, the transfer of Allied Divisions from Italy to North West Europe via Marseilles, France, Feb 1945, including 'Report by Brig W H Hynes Commander 9 L of C Sub Area on progress of administrative installations on 23 Feb 1945 in US L of C for Operation GOLDFLAKE', 24 Feb 1945; edition of Journal de Bruges , 26 Apr 1945; edition in French of Belgian newspaper Le Carillon , 4 Jul 1945; four uncaptioned photographs [1945]; edition of restricted booklet produced by Headquarters, British Army of the Rhine (BAOR) entitled 'Courts of Inquiry. Notes on procedure', Feb 1946. Papers relating to postwar economic conditions in Germany, and to the Emergency Economic Committee for Europe (EECE), 1945-1952, including typescript 'Note on origins of the EECE', Jun 1946; typescript draft 'Summary statement of methods to be adopted to facilitate mutual trade between member and associated countries of the Emergency Economic Committee for Europe and the combined UK and US zones of Germany', Mar 1947; typescript 'Memorandum on West German trade prospects with Eastern countries', 24 Apr 1952. Also, editions of Rules of the Officers' Mess, 2nd Battalion The Royal Dublin Fusiliers, with a short description of mess plate and property by Maj Arthur Edward Mainwaring and Capt John Poole Bowring Robinson (Gale and Polden, Aldershot, Hampshire, 1911); Regimental Standing Orders on the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (Tyrone Constitution, Omagh, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland, 1955).

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

English, and some French

Finding aids

Collection level description available online here and in reading room at Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives, King's College London.

Allied materials

Existence and location of originals

The World War One notebook and the papers relating to the Falklands Islands were copied by the Centre from originals loaned by the family.

Description control

Archivist's Note

Compiled by Iain Mutch; revised by Rachel Kemsley as part of the RSLP AIM25 project.

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

Dec 1999, Mar 2001

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Subjects

  • Battle of the Somme (1916)
  • International conflicts
  • War
  • Wars (events)
  • World War One (1914-1918)
  • World War Two (1939-1945)
  • World wars (events)

Personal names

  • Hynes, William Henry, 1893- ? 1972, Brigadier

Corporate names

  • British Army
  • British Army of the Rhine
  • Royal Dublin Fusiliers
  • Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers

Places

  • Belgium
  • Falkland Islands, South America
  • Germany
  • Picardy, France
  • Turkey, Middle East

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