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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB 0099 KCLMA Lummis
LUMMIS, Eric Templeton (1920-1999)
Level of description
Collection (fonds)
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
14 boxes, 1 binder


Name of creator(s)

LUMMIS, Eric Templeton (1920-1999)

Administrative / Biographical history

Eric Templeton Lummis was born, 1920; commissioned into the Royal Anglian Regiment, 1939; Lt Col, 1966; retired from the Army, 1968; died 1999.William Murrell Lummis was born, 1885 or 1886; enlisted in the 11th Hussars, 1904; served in France and Belgium, First World War; transferred the Suffolk Regiment, 1916; 2 Lt, 1916; Lt, 1917; Adjutant and Quarter Master, School of Education, India, 1921-1925; Capt, 1928; retired from the army, 1930; ordained deacon in the Church of England; canon of Ipswich, 1955; died, 1985.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Received from the family, 2001.

Content & structure

Scope and content

Papers of Eric Templeton Lummis including correspondence, photocopies and research notes on the following topics: D-Day landings, 1944; County Regiments, Lt Col Wallace (Commander 1st Battalion Suffolk 1912-1915) and Corporal Todd (1725-1763); Lummis' pay file and Men's Pay Book, 1937-1938; typescript personal accounts: 'What did you do Grampa?', Lt Col Gough and 'A Canloan Officer' R.F. Fendick; pamphlets: 'Volunteers in Suffolk', Major ER Cooper (1935); 'The Cambridgeshire Regiment', WF Badcock [1990-1999]; 'Called Up', GJ Scriven (1976); Regimental Stretcher Bearers in Action, GJ Scriven (1972) and 'The Price of Citizenship', Ngata (1943); Journal of the Society for Army Historical Research, 1981-2000; Army Quarterly and Defence Journal, 1989-2000 and The Military Historical Society Special Number, 1987, 1988 and 1998.Papers of William Murrell Lummis including The Soldier's Small Book, HMSO, 1902; Soldier's Pay Book for use on Active Service, 1916-1917 and typescript extracts of First World War diary.

System of arrangement

Original 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, 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 Archives and Information Management.

Language/scripts of material


Finding aids

This summary guide.

Allied materials

Existence and location of originals

Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives, King's College London

Description control

Archivist's Note

Entry compiled by Sarah Drewery.
Sources: Army List.

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

Oct 2001

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  • History
  • International conflicts
  • International conflicts
  • Military history
  • Social work
  • Volunteers
  • War
  • War
  • World War One (1914-1918)
  • World War Two (1939-1945)
  • World wars (events)

Personal names

  • LUMMIS, Eric Templeton, Lieutenant Colonel (1920-1999)
  • LUMMIS, William Murrell, military historian, canon, Captain(1885-1985)


  • Europe
  • France
  • Western Europe
  • World

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