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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB 0099 KCLMA Oakey
OAKEY, Maj John Martin (1888-1963)
Level of description
Collection (fonds)
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
1.5 boxes or 0.015 cubic metres


Name of creator(s)

OAKEY, Maj John Martin (1888-1963), Businessman and public servant, Major

Administrative / Biographical history

Born 1888, educated, Trinity College Cambridge; called to the Bar, Lincoln's Inn, 1912; served with Rifle Bde, Western Front, 1915-1916; served with No 1 Special Company, Royal Engineers, 1916; Artists Rifles, 1920-1940; Royal Engineers, 1940; Ships Adjutant, Troop Ships, 1942-1945; Alderman, London County Council (LCC), 1931-1949; member, LCC, 1949-1958; Deputy Chairman, LCC, 1947-1948; Deputy Lieutenant and a Justice for the Peace, County of London; Chairman, John Oakey & Sons Ltd; Chairman of National Heart Hospital and Tooting Bec Hospital, 1951; died, 1963.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Received by LHCMA, Jul 1985.

Content & structure

Scope and content

Papers of Capt John Martin Oakey, 1915-1959, including correspondence; accounts of service, 1914-1918; war diaries, 1939-1947, including of 7 Bn, Rifle Bde, 1915-1916 and No 1 and No 3 Special Companies, Royal Engineers, 1916- 1919; photographs; sketches; and postcards from his service in World Wars One and Two.

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 provided 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, King's College London.

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

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

Description control

Archivist's Note

Entry compiled by Sarah Drewery.
Sources: Who's Who

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

Jun 2008, updated 2016

Box List(s)

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  • Diaries
  • International conflicts
  • International conflicts
  • Literary forms and genres
  • Literature
  • Nonfiction
  • Primary documents
  • Prose
  • War
  • War
  • World War One (1914-1918)
  • World War Two (1939-1945)
  • World wars (events)

Personal names

  • OAKEY, Maj John Martin (1888-1963), Businessman and Public Servant, Major

Corporate names

  • Royal Engineers

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