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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0099 KCLMA Woods G G
WOODS, Lt Col George Greville (1870-1947)
Created 1889-1908
Level of description
collection level
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
3 boxes or 0.03 cubic metres


Administrative / Biographical history

Born 1870; commissioned into the Royal Garrison Artillery, 1889; service in India, 1889-1900, and 1904-1923; Lt, 1892; Divisional Ordnance Officer, Tirah Expeditionary Force, North West Frontier, India, 1897-1898; Capt, 1899; service in China, 1900-1904; Brevet Maj, 1903; served in Burma, 1906-1907; Maj, Royal Garrison Artillery, 1909; Deputy Director of Ordnance Stores, 3 (Lahore) Divisional Area, India, 1913-1915; served in World War One, 1914-1918; Lt Col, 1916; retired 1923; died 1947.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Placed in the Centre by the family in 1997

Content & structure

Scope and content

Photograph album entitled 'Ellichpur, Berar, India, September 1893', containing 136 captioned photographs, Sep 1889-Jul 1894, including visit to Brussels and Ostend, Belgium, 1889; Mandalay and Rangoon, Burma, Dec 1889; Bombay, India, 1892; the arrival, mounting and testing of 10 inch breech loading gun, Colabra South Battery, Bombay, Mar-Sep 1892; photograph of Lt Gen Hon Sir James Charlemagne Dormer, Commander-in-Chief, Madras, India, examining large calibre gun, Beder Fort, Beder, India, Dec 1892. Photograph album containing 150 captioned photographs, Jun 1894-Mar 1908, including Simla, India, 1894; the Bhori Ghaut Railway, and the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, India, 1896-1898; Burma, 1906-1907, with printed article by Woods entitled 'A motor car in the Southern Shan hills of Burmah' from Indian Motor News, Aug 1908. Photograph album containing 84 photographs on expedition in Mongolia, Apr-May 1902, with typescript report by Woods to the Deputy Quartermaster General for Intelligence, China Force, Tientsin, North China, entitled 'General report on tour to Lama Miao and back via the Wei Chang (Imperial hunting grounds)', Aug 1902; also, printed report entitled 'China Expedition - Despatches', 24 Sep 1902, by Maj Gen O'Moore Creagh, General Officer Commanding China Force, published in The Royal Engineers Journal, 1 Jan 1903. Photograph album containing 129 captioned photographs, many colour tinted, of Japan and the USA, 1904, and the UK and Switzerland, 1905. Two photograph albums containing 72 captioned photographs including Tientsin and the Yangtse river, China, 1904, and Kilkeel, Ireland, 1905.

System of arrangement

Six albums, 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 provided forresearch use only. Requests to publish original material should besubmitted to the Trustees of the Liddell Hart Centre for MilitaryArchives, attention of the Director of Archive Services.

Language/scripts of material
Finding aids

This Summary Guide, and in hard copy in the Centre's reading room.

Allied materials

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


Compiled Nov 1999

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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  • Artillery
  • Military engineering
  • Military equipment
  • Military intelligence
  • Photographs
  • Railway transport
  • Transport
  • Transport infrastructure
  • Visual materials
  • Warfare
  • Weapons

Personal names

  • Creagh, Sir, Michael O'Moore, 1892-1970, Knight, Major General
  • Dormer, Sir, James Charlemagne, 1834-1893, Knight, Lieutenant General


  • Americas
  • Beder, India, South Asia
  • Berar, India, South Asia
  • Bombay
  • Brussels, Belgium
  • Caribbean
  • Japan, East Asia
  • Kilkeel, Ireland
  • London, England
  • Madras, India, South Asia
  • Mandalay, Myanmar, South East Asia
  • Mongolia, East Asia
  • Mumbai, Salsette Island, Maharashtra, India, South Asia
  • Ostend, Belgium
  • Rangoon, Myanmar, South East Asia
  • Simla, India, South Asia
  • Switzerland
  • Tianjin, China, East Asia
  • Tientsin
  • USA, North America
  • Yangtze, river, China, East Asia

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