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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0099 KCLMA Osmond
OSMOND, Col Thomas Edward (1884-1985)
Created 1911, 1918, 1939
Level of description
collection level
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
1 file


Administrative / Biographical history

Born in 1884; educated at King's School, Rochester, Emmanuel College, Cambridge, and St Bartholomew's Hospital, London; Lt, Royal Army Medical Corps, 1911; served in India and Mesopotamia, 1914-1918; captured at the siege of Kut-el-Amara, 1916; transferred to Regular Army Reserve of Officers, 1920, and appointed Pathologist, Venereal Diseases Department, St Thomas' Hospital, London; recalled to Army, 1939, and served World War Two in France; adviser in venereology to the Army, 1939, and Consultant, 1943-1945, and later Medical Officer in charge of Male Venereal Diseases Department and Marlborough Pathology Laboratory, Royal Free Hospital, London; died in 1985.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Presented to the Centre by the family in 1986.

Content & structure

Scope and content

Papers relating to his military career, 1911-1918, notably his service in Kut-el-Amara, 1916, dated 1911, 1918 and 1939.

System of arrangement

1 file

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
King's College London College Archives
Related units of description

Imperial War Museum Sound Archive holds a recording of Osmond talking about his experiences in World War One.

Publication note
Imperial War Museum Sound Archive holds a recording of Osmond talking about his experiences in World War One.


Compiled Feb 1997

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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  • International conflicts
  • Medical sciences
  • Military medicine
  • Surgery
  • War
  • War prisoners
  • War victims
  • Wars (events)
  • World War One (1914-1918)
  • World wars (events)


  • Kut-el-Amara, Iraq, Middle East
  • Mesopotamia, Middle East

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