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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0099 KCLMA Slingsby H L
SLINGSBY, Capt Henry Laurence (1893-1917)
Created 1914-1917
Level of description
collection level
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
3 volumes


Administrative / Biographical history

Born in 1893; served with King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry and Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry, France and Belgium, 1914-1917; killed in action in 1917.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Placed in the Centre by the family in 1996.

Content & structure

Scope and content

Bound copies of illustrated French military magazine Le Miroir nos 75-108, 1915. Transcripts of diary entries and letters describing his service in France and Belgium, 1914-1917, notably the Battle of Le Cateau, Aug 1914, first Battle of the Marne, Sep 1914, first Battle of the Aisne, Sep 1914, and first battle of Ypres, Oct-Nov 1914, with related photographs, newspaper cuttings and correspondence, 1914-1920.

System of arrangement

3 volumes

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 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

The Centre also holds the papers of Slingsby's brother, William Ecroyd Slingsby (Ref: GB99 KCLMA Slingsby W E) and of his nephew, Lt Col William Laurence Slingsby (Ref: GB99 KCLMA Slingsby W L).



Decorations: MC

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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  • Armed forces
  • Diaries
  • Documents
  • Information sources
  • International conflicts
  • International relations
  • Literary forms and genres
  • Literature
  • Military organizations
  • Nonfiction
  • Organizations
  • Photographs
  • Primary documents
  • Prose
  • State security
  • Visual materials
  • War
  • Wars (events)
  • World War One (1914-1918)
  • World wars (events)

Personal names

  • Slingsby, Henry Laurence, 1893-1917, Captain

Corporate names

  • British Army


  • Aisne, France
  • Le Cateau, France
  • Marne, river, France
  • Ypres, Belgium

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