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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0099 KCLMA Procter
PROCTER, Maj John Harold (1917-1950)
Created 1944-1945, 1950, 1992
Level of description
collection level
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
1 file


Administrative / Biographical history

Born in 1917; 2nd Lt, North Lancashire Regt (Loyal Regt), 1937; Lt, 1940; served with 2 Bn, North Lancashire Regt, China and Singapore; commanded newly formed Carrier platoon, Singapore; served with independent company on special mission in Sarawak; POW, 1942-1945, in Keijo (Seoul), Korea and later Japan; commanded Support Company, 2 Bn, North Lancashire Regt, Austria; seconded to 2 Bn, Malay Regt, 1949; died in plane crash, Kelantan, Malaysia, 1950.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Presented to the Centre by the family in 1992.

Content & structure

Scope and content

Papers relating to his service in the Far East in 1942-1945 and 1950, dated 1942-1945 and 1950, principally comprising two photograph albums of Keijo (Seoul) POW camp, 1942-1944; copy of obituary from The Lancashire Lad, North Lancashire Regt (Loyal Regt) journal (Dec 1950); copy of covering letter to the Centre from Joan Procter (Procter's sister), 1992.

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
English and Korean
Finding aids

This Summary Guide

Allied materials

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


Compiled Oct 1996

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
  • Photographs
  • Political systems
  • Republic
  • Visual materials
  • War
  • War prisoners
  • War victims
  • Wars (events)
  • World War Two (1939-1945)
  • World wars (events)

Personal names

  • Proctor, Joan, fl 1992, sister of Major John Harold Proctor


  • China, East Asia
  • Keijo, Korea, East Asia
  • Lancashire, England
  • London, England
  • Seoul, Korea R, East Asia

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