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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0099 KCLMA Strang
Title
STRANG, Gunner Peter (1888-1953)
Date(s)
1916-1918
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
1 box or 0.01m3

Context

Name of creator(s)

Strang, Peter, 1888-1953, Gunner

Administrative / Biographical history

Born Inverarnan, Perthshire, 1888; joined Royal Garrison Artillery, Mar 1916; served in India 1916-1918; died 1953.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Presented to the Centre by the family, May 2007.

Content & structure

Scope and content

Photographs collected by Gunner Peter Strang during tour of India, 1916-1918. Images include portrait photograph of soldier in uniform, possibly Strang; views of the Club, Military Accounts Office and Soldiers Home in Rawalpindi; views of camps, forts and bridges including Camp Subhan Khwar, North West Frontier Province, Peshawar Fort, Gamrood (Jamrud) Fort, Shab Khadar Fort and Attock Bridge; views of Murree town and the Murree Hills including Bagnotar village and camp; views of the Baljee Hills and a group photograph of a unit at Baljee; view of a village destroyed for harbouring snipers; four photographs showing a mill on the Kabul River shelled where a band of Afridi raiders had taken cover, including photograph of one of the men killed; photograph labelled 'at the larder' showing the heads of ten deer lined up outside a building; scenes of village life including ploughing, a barber at work, shoeing cattle, making pots, buffalo loaded with cotton, construction workers sawing beams and making bricks, an ox turning a water wheel, elephants pulling heavy equipment, and a baggage camel convoy; Tibetan methods for disposal of the dead including feeding to dogs and birds, skinning and exposing in remote areas; equipment including a 2.75 inch mountain gun; and Mountain Battery Royal Garrison Artillery mules pictured with their loads, including pioneer mule, wheel and axle mule, ammunition mule, trail mule, carriage mule, cradle mule, breech mule, chase mule, 1 ammunition mule and 2 ammunition mule. Also cutting of pictures from article entitled 'Our "Far-Flung Battle Line": Breaking up Indian Frontier Raids' showing convoys of troops moving through the Shahur Tangi Valley.

System of arrangement

1 box

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

English

Finding aids

Summary guide entry on-line.

Allied materials

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

Description control

Archivist's Note

Entry compiled by Katharine Higgon.

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

June 2007

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Subjects

  • Agricultural products
  • Animal husbandry
  • Colonial administration
  • Colonial conflicts
  • Colonial countries
  • Political systems

Personal names

  • Strang, Peter, 1888-1953, Gunner
  • Strang, Peter, 1888-1953, Gunner

Places

  • Kabul River, Northwest Frontier, Pakistan, South Asia
  • Murree, Pakistan, South Asia
  • Rawalpindi, Pakistan, South Asia

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