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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0099 KCLMA Lindsay-Young
LINDSAY-YOUNG, Lt Col Evelyn (1893-1986)
Created 1913-1969
Level of description
collection level
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
1 box or 0.01 cubic metre


Administrative / Biographical history

Born 1893; educated at Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland; service with Dublin University OfficerTraining Corps, 1912-1913; commissioned into Regular Army, 1913; served in World War One, 1914-1918; temporary Lt, 8 Bn, Gordon Highlanders, 1914-1915; Lt, 1915; service with 1 Bn and 2 Bn, 19 Punjabi Regt, Indian Army, 1915-1920; Mahsud Rising, North West Frontier, India, May-Jul 1917; Capt, 1917; acting Maj, 1917-1918; Marris Rising, North West Frontier, India, Mar 1918; service in Palestine, Egyptian Expeditionary Force, 1918; served in Third Afghan War, North West Frontier,India, 1919; Deputy Assistant Adjutant General, 1919-1920; acting Lt Col, 1919-1920; transferred to Connaught Rangers, Jul 1920; service in Ireland during Anglo-Irish War, 1920-1922; transferred to Leicestershire Regt on disbandment of the Connaught Rangers, 1922; service in India, 1922-1923; served with 2 Bn, Leicestershire Regt in the Sudan during mutiny of Egyptian troops, 1924; Staff Capt, Aldershot Command, 1928-1932; 1 Bn, Leicestershire Regt, Ambala, Multan, Jubbulporeand Razmak, India, 1932-1941; Maj, 1935; service in Waziristan, North West Frontier, India, 1939; Lt Col, 1939; Commanding Officer, 1 Bn, Leicestershire Regt, 1939-[1942]; served in World War Two, 1939-1945; served in Pahang, Malaya, 1941; service with Headquarters, 4 Line of Communication Sub Area, British Liberation Army, North West Europe, 1944-1945; attended TERMINAL, the Potsdam Conference, Germany, Jul-Aug 1945; Control Commission for Germany (British Element),Berlin and Flensburg, Schleswig-Holstein, 1945-1948; retired from Army, 1947; died 1986.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Placed in the Centre by the family in 1997.

Content & structure

Scope and content

Certificates, notifications of appointments and typescript curriculum vitae relating toLindsay-Young's career, 1914-1944, with printed article by Capt John Stewart Noall Bernays entitled 'The Sudan troubles of 1924' from The Green Tiger, May 1933. Typescript account of Lindsay-Young's service in Ireland during the Anglo-Irish War, 1920-1922, entitled 'Under the shadow of darkness-Ireland 1920'. Typescript text of lecture by Lindsay-Young relating to hisservice as Commanding Officer, 1 Bn, Leicestershire Regt, Malaya, 1941-1942, with printed map of Malaya, 1938, annotated by Lindsay-Young with events in the Malayan campaign, 1941-1942. Typescript account by Lindsay-Young of his service with Headquarters, 4 Line of Communication Sub Area, British Liberation Army, from Lille, France, Sep 1944, to Berlin, Germany,Aug 1945. Papers relating to Lindsay-Young's service in Belgium, 1944, including typescript memorandum on the reporting of German atrocities, Sep 1944; typescript 'Brussels garrison refugee plan' outlining procedures to be adopted if German forces advance towards Brussels [Dec 1944]. Papers relating to the Potsdam Conference, Germany, codename TERMINAL, on thesurrender terms for Japan, and the boundaries and peace terms for Europe, Jul-Aug 1945, including manuscript and typescript notes for an article on the Potsdam Conference by Lindsay-Young [1945]; typescript 'Report on Operation TERMINAL, 12th June-15th August, 1945' by Brig Owen Murton Wales, commanding 4 Line of Communication Sub Area, with thirteenuncaptioned photographs relating to the Potsdam Conference, Germany, 1945. Papers, photographs and newspaper cuttings relating to Lindsay-Young's service in the Control Commission for Germany, Berlin and Flensburg, 1945-1948, including sixty five mostly uncaptioned photographs of Berlin and Potsdam, Germany, May-Jun 1945; typescript notes entitled 'Group commanders conference, Kiel',Jun 1947; letter to Lindsay-Young from AVM Hugh Vivian Champion de Crespigny, Regional Commissioner for Schleswig-Holstein, Germany, relating to a proposal to establish a Patent Office for Germany, Oct 1947. Papers and maps relating to the history of the Frisian Islands, Germany, 1936-1969, including printed map of Langeness Island, 1936; typescriptnotes on Groede-Appellard Island [1947].

System of arrangement

The collection is broadly arranged in chronological 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
English, and some German.
Finding aids

This Summary Guide, and in hard copy in the reading room.

Allied materials

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


Compiled Dec 1999

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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  • Anglo-Irish War (1920-1922)
  • Armed forces
  • Colonial conflicts
  • Colonial countries
  • Communication process
  • Conferences
  • Group communication
  • Humanitarian law
  • International conflicts
  • International relations
  • Maps
  • Military organizations
  • Occupied territories
  • Organizations
  • Peace
  • Photographs
  • Political systems
  • Seas
  • State security
  • Visual materials
  • War
  • War crimes
  • Wars (events)
  • World War Two (1939-1945)
  • World wars (events)

Personal names

  • Bernays, John Stewart Noall, fl 1933, Captain
  • Crespigny, Hugh Vivian Champion, de, 1897-1969, Air Vice Marshal
  • Wales, Owen Murton, fl 1945, Brigadier

Corporate names

  • Allied Control Commission
  • British Army
  • Potsdam Conference, Jul-Aug 1945


  • Berlin, Germany
  • Brussels, Belgium
  • China, East Asia
  • Flensburg, Germany
  • Groede-Appellard Island, Frisian Islands, North Sea
  • Japan, East Asia
  • Lille, France
  • Malaysia, South East Asia
  • Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
  • Sudan, East Africa

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