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Durham Light Infantry Records

Reference: D/DLI 7

Catalogue Title: Durham Light Infantry Records

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Category: Antiquarian and Composite Records

Description: Individual Servicemen (F)

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Durham Light Infantry Records
Second Lieutenant Edward Waring FABER (Ref: Faber D/DLI 7/204/1-7)
Colonel Henry Gray FABER (Ref: Faber D/DLI 7/205/1-5)
John J. FAGAN (Ref: Fagan D/DLI 7/206/1)
2745 Private John Joseph FARLEY (Ref: Farley D/DLI 7/207/1-4)
Captain Michael FARR, M.B.E. (Ref: Farr D/DLI 7/208/1-11)
2661 Sergeant-Major Thomas FARREY (SMITH) (Ref: Farrey D/DLI 7/209/1-15)
Second Lieutenant H. FAWCETT, M.C. (Ref: Fawcett D/DLI 7/210/1-3)
105773 Private Ernest FELL (Ref: Fell D/DLI 7/211/1-5)
4455691 Private Charles Henry FELLOWS (Ref: Fellows D/DLI 7/212/1-11)
Colonel David James FENNER (Ref: Fenner D/DLI 7/213/1-23)
9/2572 Private Isaac FERGUSON (Ref: Ferguson D/DLI 7/214/1)
Lance-Corporal S. FERGUSON (Ref: Ferguson D/DLI 7/215/1-2)
Lieutenant (acting Captain) A.E. FIELDING (Ref: Fielding D/DLI 7/216/1-20)
Corporal James FISH (Ref: Fish D/DLI 7/217/1-5)
4436569 Lance-Corporal J. FITZJOHN (Ref: Fitzjohn D/DLI 7/218/1-2)
35913 [ ] J.F. FLEMING (Ref: Fleming D/DLI 7/219/1)
Corporal William FLETCHER (Ref: Fletcher D/DLI 7/220/1)
75657 Captain Walter FLOWER, D.C.M. (Ref: Flower D/DLI 7/221/1-3)
4455810 Private Norman FLYNN (Ref: Flynn D/DLI 7/222/1-7)
14/18004 Private Thomas FLYNN (Ref: Flynn D/DLI 7/223/1-10)
23559 Sergeant Robert William FOREMAN, M.M. (Ref: Foreman D/DLI 7/224/1)
31622 Private George Ernest FORTUNE (Ref: Fortune D/DLI 7/225/1-19)
338740 Staff Sergeant John E. FOSTER (Ref: Foster D/DLI 7/226/1-17)
12374 Lance-Corporal John Thomas FOSTER (Ref: Foster D/DLI 7/227/1-21)
Colour-Sergeant William FOSTER (Ref: Foster D/DLI 7/228/1)
4692313 Private Edward FOWLE (Ref: Fowle D/DLI 7/229/1)
Captain W.G. FRANCIS (Ref: Francis D/DLI 7/230/1)
Lieutenant William Winters FREEMAN (Ref: Freeman D/DLI 7/231/1)
Lieutenant Richard Albert FROHMAIER (Ref: Frohmaier D/DLI 7/232/1)
3688 Private George FROST (Ref: Frost D/DLI 7/233/1)
5949/301631 Private Hedley John FULFORD (Ref: Fulford D/DLI 7/234/1-18)
Second Lieutenant Michael Francis FULLER (Ref: Fuller D/DLI 7/235/1)
9611 Warrant Officer Class 2 (Company Sergeant-Major) Joseph FURNESS (Ref: Furness D/DLI 7/236/1-2)

Catalogue Contents

Second Lieutenant Edward Waring FABER (Ref: Faber D/DLI 7/204/1-7)

1/5th Battalion, The Durham Light Infantry
Medal winner (1st) in the North East Counties Cross Country Association Great War Championships, Newcastle upon Tyne, August 1915; wounded at Ypres, Belgium, 26 April 1916


Copy letter from Second Lieutenant H. [sic] Faber, The Cottage, Eaglescliffe, describing how he was wounded in Belgium, and how his life was saved by a cigarette case won at a cross country championship by Corporal Pennock, for which Faber had exchanged his prize of silver- backed hair brushes, n.d. [1916]; copy made, n.d. (1 paper, typescript]


Newspaper cutting concerning a silver cigarette box, and hair brushes, formerly belonging to Lieutenant Faber of The Durham Light Infantry, n.d. [1990s]
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Notes, compiled by the son of Lieutenant E.W. Faber, concerning his late father's military career, and his connection with Corporal Pennock, and Colonel H. Faber, 19 October 1996
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Letter from Mr. and Mrs. H. Emerson, Southport, Merseyside, to Mr. A. Faber, concerning their recent meeting at Stockton, 22 October 1996
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Photograph of a cross country champion standing beside a table containing five trophies, endorsed 'D.H.J. Champ [possibly Durham Harriers Junior Champion], Private H. Gowen Taylor, 1910' This photograph otherwise reputed to be of Corporal Pennock, 1910
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Ordnance survey map of Belgium, sheet 7, Liège, showing contours, 1912 Scale: 1 inch : 1.58 miles [1:100,000] Endorsed: Corporal S. Tunnicliffe, Dispatch Rider, 70th H.A.G., 20 March 1917
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Ordnance survey map of North West Europe, sheet 3, France (Dieppe and Amiens), showing contours, 1914 Endorsed: Corporal Tunnicliffe, Dispatch Rider, 34th Division, 19 August 1918
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Colonel Henry Gray FABER (Ref: Faber D/DLI 7/205/1-5)

5th Battalion and 13th Battalion, The Durham Light Infantry


Letter from 'Hal' [Lieutenant-Colonel H.G. Faber] to his mother describing a trip to Windsor, Berkshire, June 1909
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Battalion Orders by Major H.G. Faber, officer commanding the 13th Battalion, The Durham Light Infantry, 2 November 1918
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'The New Hundred Thousand: a Day with the Defence Force' by Ian Hay, 1921
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Newspaper cutting concerning the annual sports day of the 5th Battalion, The Durham Light Infantry, at Hipswell Camp, Catterick, Yorkshire, 1922
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Group photograph of officers of the 5th Battalion, The Durham Light Infantry, in service dress, at Ripon Summer Camp, Yorkshire, 1924 Back row: Keyworth, Captain H.; Shaw, Lieutenant; Freeman, Second Lieutenant Edward; Armstrong, Lieutenant; Unidentified; Marley C.D. Captain (later Brigadier); Robinson, Lieutenant and Quartermaster Front row: Brown, Captain Dennis (later Colonel); Cloag, Captain Vivian F., M.C.; Kitching, H.E., Adjutant (later Colonel); Faber, Lieutenant-Colonel H.G.; Raimes, Major Alwyn Leslie, D.S.O.; Wilkin, Major Harry Finlater, M.C., F.R.C.S., (Edn), M.O.; Feetham, Lieutenant Oswald J., M.C. Seated on ground: Booth, Lieutenant Robert; Laing, Lieutenant E.
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John J. FAGAN (Ref: Fagan D/DLI 7/206/1)

'B' or 'C' Company, 2nd Battalion, The Durham Light Infantry
Served in Burma campaign, 1942 - 1945; from Burma, transferred to India and attached to The Duke of Wellington's Regiment, until repatriated.


'Memories of Kohima and Burma' by John J. Fagan, 1991
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2745 Private John Joseph FARLEY (Ref: Farley D/DLI 7/207/1-4)

1st Battalion, The Durham Light Infantry
Born Birmingham, Warwickshire; attested Birmingham, 22 August 1887; discharged, 31 August 1899


Account book of Private J.J. Farley, 1887 - 1894 Includes: army certificate of education, third class, 1890;
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Army certificate of education, second class, of Private J.J. Farley, 10 June 1893
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Character certificate of Private J.J. Farley, Newcastle upon Tyne, 21 August 1894
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Discharge certificate of Private J.J. Farley, 31 August 1899
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Captain Michael FARR, M.B.E. (Ref: Farr D/DLI 7/208/1-11)

2nd Battalion, The Durham Light Infantry
Entry in McGregor; born, 6 September 1918; served Second World War, British Expeditionary Force; captured at St. Venant, France, 27 May 1940; as prisoner of war made numerous escape attempts; imprisoned in Colditz, Germany, 1943 - April 1945; awarded the M.B.E., for gallantry in the field, 1946; died, 1993.
Hauptmann Reinhold Eggers, Security Officer at Colditz Castle during the Second World War, presented his records of the Castle and its inmates, to Captain Farr in 1973


Notes by Captain Michael Farr, describing his time in Colditz Prisoner of War Camp, Germany, his captor Hauptmann Reinhold Eggers, Security Officer, and the events leading to the presentation by Eggers to Farr of records concerning Colditz Castle during the Second World War, n.d., [post 1975]
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'Journey to Freedom', notes concerning the escape attempts of Captain M. Farr as a prisoner of war during the Second World War, and of potential contributors to a proposed publication, n.d., [late 20th c.]
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Notes on the wartime service, postwar career and family background of Captain Michael Farr, M.B.E., n.d., [post 1977]
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Obituary of Captain M. Farr, by Peter C.R. Wynne-James, n.d., [1993]
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Memorandum from Peter C.R. Wynne-James to The Durham Light Infantry Museum, to accompany a copy of his obituary of Captain M. Farr, prepared for Harper's Wine and Spirit Journal and another magazine, 15 February 1993
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Photograph album and scrapbook Oflag 4C, Colditz, Saxony, 1939 - 1945, 'The Bad Boys' Camp', a collection of documents, vol. I, by Reinhold Eggers, concerning the history, layout and views of Colditz Castle; camp commandants and personnel; the career of Reinhold Eggers and reunion meetings with former Prisoners of War; and Allied propaganda leaflets; 10 October 1973 The album has extended captions for many of the photographs


Plan showing Prisoner of War camps within Germany, n.d.


Plan showing Colditz Castle and surrounding area, n.d.


Plan showing the interior of Colditz Castle, Germany, n.d.


Photograph of a view of Colditz Castle, Germany, n.d.


Photograph (with extended caption) of a view of the Badergasse in Colditz, Germany, n.d.


Photograph of the Adolf Hitler Bridge over the Mulde River at Colditz, Germany, n.d.


Photograph (with extended caption) of the Market Place, Colditz, Germany, n.d.


Photograph of the Church of Saint Egidien, Colditz, Germany, n.d.


Photograph (with extended caption) of an aerial view of Colditz Castle, Germany, n.d.


Photograph of a view of Colditz Castle and the Mulde River, Germany, n.d.


Photograph of a view of Colditz Castle at night, n.d.


Photograph of a view of Colditz Castle from the southwest, n.d.


Photograph (with extended caption) of the stone bridge and entrance gate at Colditz Castle, Germany, n.d.


Photograph of a view of Colditz Castle from the west, n.d.


Photograph (with extended caption) of the main gate at Colditz Castle, Germany, n.d.


Photograph of a view of the western side of Colditz Castle, Germany, n.d.


Photograph (with extended caption) of the German yard, taken at Colditz Castle, Germany, n.d.


Photograph of the Prisoner of War kitchen and orderlies' house, taken at Colditz Castle, Germany, n.d.


Photograph of a group of sentries, in the approach yard, taken at Colditz Castle, Germany, c.1939 - 1945


Photograph of a view of the approach yard at Colditz Castle, Germany, showing the guardhouse and Saalhouse, n.d.


Photograph (with extended caption) of three German soldiers in the guards' room, Colditz Castle, Germany, c.1939 - 1945


Photograph (with extended caption) of a view of the Prisoner of War yard, Colditz Castle, Germany, n.d.


Photograph (with extended caption) of a view of the main door to the Prisoner of War yard, Colditz Castle, Germany, n.d.


Photograph of a view of the Prisoner of War yard, Colditz Castle, Germany, n.d.


Photograph (with extended caption) showing the northwest corner of the Prisoner of War yard, Colditz Castle, Germany, n.d.


Photograph (with extended caption) of the interior chapel of Colditz Castle, Germany c.1939 - 1945


Photograph (with extended caption) of a barracks, Colditz Castle, Germany, n.d.


Photograph of a view of the west terrace, Colditz Castle, Germany, n.d.


Photograph of a plan of the west terrace, Colditz Castle, Germany, n.d.


Photograph (with extended caption) of a view of the west terrace, Colditz Castle, Germany, c.1939 - 1945


Photograph (with extended caption) of a view of the exterior wall, Colditz Castle, Germany, c.1939 - 1945


Photograph (with extended caption) of a view of the commandanture, Colditz Castle, Germany, n.d.


Photograph (with extended caption) of a view of Colditz Castle at night, c.1939 - 1945


Photograph (with extended caption) of a blacksmith's premises, Roklinn, Germany, 1891


Photograph of Captain Eggers as a young child, Roklinn, Germany, 1891


Photograph of Captain Eggers, in his school uniform, 1896


Photograph of Captain Eggers, aged 10 years, 1900


Certificate of Dismissal of Captain Eggers from Torgan Prison, issued in the German Democratic Republic, 28 December 1955


Photograph (with extended caption) of dog kennels in a yard, Colditz Castle, Germany, c.1939 - 1945


Photograph (with extended caption) of a door to a park, Colditz Castle, Germany, n.d.


Photograph (with extended caption) of dog handlers and their dogs, Colditz Castle, Germany, c.1939 - 1945


Photograph (with extended caption) of prisoners, escorted by guards, walking along a parkway, Colditz Castle, Germany, c.1939 - 1945


Photograph of a view of a parkway, taken at Colditz Castle, Germany, n.d.


Photograph (with extended caption) of a terraced house, Colditz, Germany, n.d.


Photograph of a view of a parkway, Colditz Castle, Germany, n.d.


Photograph of a view of a parkway, Colditz Castle, Germany, n.d.


Photograph (with extended caption) of a stream running through a park, Colditz, Germany, n.d.


Photograph of grounds within a park, Colditz, Germany, n.d.


Photograph (with extended caption) of a man-hole in a park, Colditz, Germany, c.1939 - 1945


Photograph (with extended caption) of a park wall, Colditz, Germany, n.d.


Photograph (with extended caption) of a park wall and a lathe used to measure it, Colditz, Germany, n.d.


Photograph (with extended caption) of a plan of the arrest house at Colditz Castle, Germany, n.d.


Photograph of a view of the arrest house, Colditz Castle, Germany, n.d.


Photograph of the doorway of the arrest house, Colditz Castle, Germany, n.d.


Photograph (with extended caption) of a view of the arrest house from the garden, Colditz Castle, Germany, n.d.


Photograph (with extended caption) of Grossbothen railway station, Germany, n.d.


Photograph of the platform at Grossbothen railway station, Germany, n.d.


Photograph (with extended caption) of the 'Shooting Gallery', a parkway outside the camp gates, Colditz Castle, Germany, c.1939 - 1945


Photograph of a wooden altar used for Orthodox services, Colditz Castle, Germany, n.d.


Photograph of German soldiers and officers inspecting rabbit hutches, Colditz Castle, Germany, c.1939 - 1945


Photograph of two unidentified Indian soldiers and German guards, at the side of a railway carriage, Colditz, Germany, autumn 1942


Photograph of an unidentified Indian soldier, at the side of a railway carriage, Colditz, Germany, Autumn 1942


Photograph (with extended caption) of a view of Hohnstein Castle, Germany, n.d.


Photograph (with extended caption) of the staff of Oflag 4b Prisoner of War camp, Germany, including Commandant Lieutenant-General Niethammer, centre, and Lieutenant Eggers, second from left, September 1940.


Photograph (with extended caption) of a view of Oflag 4b Prisoner of War camp, the 'Fortress of Konigstein', Germany, c.1939 - 1945


Photograph (with extended caption) of General Wolff, Commandant of Oflag 4a Prisoner of War camp, Konigstein, Germany, c.1939 - 1945


Photograph (with extended caption) of refugees and a cart containing personal belongings, Dresden, Germany, February 1945


Photograph of refugees from Silesia, Poland in railway carriages, Dresden Station, Germany, pre 13 February 1945


Photograph of a view of Dresden, Germany, after British bombing, taken from the book Der Tod von Dresden, by Muller-Rodenberger, n.d.


Photograph of a mass of dead bodies, taken from the book Der Tod von Dresden, by Muller-Rodenberger, n.d.


Photograph (with extended caption) of a mass of dead bodies in the Old Market, taken from the book Der Tod von Dresden, by Muller-Rodenberger, n.d.


Photograph of a mass of dead bodies being burned, taken from the book Der Tod von Dresden, by Muller-Rodenberger, n.d.


Photograph (with extended caption) of Colonel Max Schmidt, Commandant of Oflag 4c, Colditz, Germany, 1939 - 31 August 1942


Photograph (with extended caption) of Colonel Glaesche, Commandant of Oflag 4c, Colditz, Germany, 1 August 1942 - 13 February 1943


Photograph (with extended caption) of Lieutenant-Colonel Prawitt, Commandant of Oflag 4c, Colditz, Germany, 19 February 1943 - 15 April 1945


Photograph of camp personnel, including Major Menz, Second in Command; Staff Paymaster Heinze; and Adjutant Captain Kunze, front row seated; and locksmith Fiedler, first left, top row; taken at Colditz Castle, Germany, 1941


Photograph (with extended caption) of Major Rudi Amther, Second in Command at Colditz Castle, Germany, 1 May 1943 - 1 February 1945


Photograph (with extended caption) of Captain Paul Priem and Adjutant Captain Kunze, 'Peter and Paul', [possibly taken at Colditz Castle, Germany], pre-1943


Photograph (with extended caption) of Captain Hans Lange, Security Officer at Colditz Castle, Germany, 1939 - 20 October 1943


Photograph (with extended caption) of Captain Lessel, an officer at Colditz Castle, Germany, c.1939 - 1945


Photograph (with extended caption) of Captain Vent, head of mail control at Colditz Castle, Germany, c.1939 - 1945


Photograph of officer Teichert, 'The Tiger', a member of security staff at Colditz Castle, Germany, pre-April 1945


Photograph (with extended caption) of officer Teichert reading an order, [possibly taken at Colditz Castle, Germany], pre-April 1945


Photograph of the interpreters at Colditz Castle, Germany, including Dr. Pfeifer, centre, c.1939 - 1945


Photograph of the staff of the security office, including Captain Lange, first left, taken at Colditz Castle, Germany, 1939- 20 October 1943


Photograph (with extended caption) of Corporal Schadlich, 'The Ferret', taken at Colditz Castle, Germany, c.1939 - 1945


Photograph of the censors' room, taken at Colditz Castle, Germany, c.1939-1945


Photograph (with extended caption) of Feldwebel [Sergeant] Grunert, 'the beau max', chief of the parcels office, Colditz Castle, Germany, c.1939 - 1945


Photograph (with extended caption) of alarm apparatus utilised in the telephone centre of Colditz Castle, Germany, n.d.


Photograph (with extended caption) of alarm wire utilised at Colditz Castle, Germany, c.1939 - 1945


Photograph (with extended caption) of Captain Paul Priem and Prisoner of War, Lieutenant Allan, c.1939 - 1945


Photograph (with extended caption) of Captains Priem and Kunze with members of the Eismann family, c.1939 - 1945


Photograph of Lieutenant Eggers, Chief of the 11th Company of Marine Infantry Regiment Number 1, 1917


Photograph of Captain Eggers, taken at Colditz Castle, Germany, 1942


Photocopy (with extended caption) of the front cover of Captain Eggers' passport, n.d.


Photograph of Captain Eggers, taken at Sigmaringen, Germany, 1960


Photograph of Captain Eggers, taken at a home for the aged, Bodman, Lake of Konstanz, Germany, 1970


Photograph (with extended caption) of Captain Eggers and his wife, taken on the terrace of Haus Edeltraud, Bodman, Lake of Konstanz, Germany, 27 July 1972


Photograph of former prisoner of war, Major Pat Reid, and Captain Eggers, taken on the set of the Thames Television programme, This is Your Life, 14 February 1973


Photograph (with extended caption) of exchange pupils, including Rheinhold Eggers, and teachers, taken at Cheltenham Grammar School, Gloucestershire, 1932


Photograph (with extended caption) of a perimeter fence and watchtower, taken at Sachsenhausen concentration camp, Germany, n.d.


Photograph (with extended caption) of a view of Sachenhausen concentration camp, Germany, n.d.


Photograph of a barracks, taken at Sachsenhausen concentration camp, Germany, n.d.


Photograph of the arrest house, [possibly taken at Sachsenhausen concentration camp], Germany, n.d.


Plan of Sachsenhausen concentration camp, Germany, n.d.


Photograph (with extended notes) of Captain Hans Pupcke, officer at Colditz Castle, Germany, March 1941 - 15 April 1945


Photograph of Staff Feldwebel [Sergeant] Gebhart, Chief of Orderlies, Colditz Castle, Germany, c.1939- 1945


Photograph of Staff Feldwebel [Sergeant] Gebhardt, first left, seated, and other non-commissioned officers, taken at Colditz Castle, Germany, c.1939 - 1945


Photograph (with extended caption) of Captain Thomann, Chief of the Guard Company, Colditz Castle, Germany, and his wife and daughter, c.1939 - 1945


Photograph (with extended caption) of Captain Strauss, officer in Captain Thomann's guard company, c.1939 - 1945


Photograph (with extended caption) of Staff Feldwebel [Sergeant] Rothenberger, c.1939 - 1945


Photograph (with extended caption) of Doctor Winckler, a member of the medical staff, Colditz Castle, Germany, 1942


Photograph of Doctor Giering, a member of the medical staff, Colditz Castle, Germany, 1942 - 16 April 1945


Photograph (with extended caption) of Doctor Rahn, 'The Tierarzt', a member of the medical staff, Colditz Castle, Germany, c.1939 - 1942


Photograph (with extended caption) of Staff Paymaster Heinze, c.1939 - 1945


Photograph of Captain Eggers, first left, other officers, and women [possibly officers' wives], taken at the Officers' Mess, Colditz Castle, Germany, Christmas 1942


Photograph of officers in the Wettiner Hof Hotel [Colditz, Germany], Christmas 1940


Photograph (with extended caption) of Captain Eggers, first right, and officers, during a visit by Gauleiter Mutschmann of Saxony, Germany, taken at Colditz Castle, Germany, 16 January 1942


Photograph of Colonel Schmidt, Camp Commandant, first right, and officers, during a visit by Gauleiter Mutschmann of Saxony, Germany, centre, taken at Colditz Castle, Germany, 16 January 1942


Photograph (with extended caption) of a visit by two Italian officers, taken at Colditz Castle, Germany, 24 October 1942


Photograph of a parade by German Guards, c.1939 - 1945


Photograph of prisoners of war arriving at Colditz, Germany, c.1939 - 1945


Photograph of a roll-call, taken at Colditz Castle, Germany, Christmas 1941


Photograph (with extended caption) of a roll-call, taken at Colditz Castle, Germany, January 1943


Photograph (with extended caption) of a roll-call, taken at Colditz Castle, Germany, January 1943


Photograph (with extended caption) of Colonel Leo W.H. Shaughessey, 273 United States Infantry Regiment, n.d.


Photograph of Douglas Bader, right, and Captain Eggers, left, taken at Hohenzollern Castle, Germany, 1961


Photograph of Douglas and Thelma Bader during a visit to the Eggers family, taken at Haus Edeltraud, Bodman, Lake of Konstanz, Germany, 1966


Photograph of Captain Eggers and his wife and daughter-in-law, taken at Haus Edeltraud, Bodman, Lake of Konstanz, Germany, Christmas 1972


Plan of the Ramsen area of Switzerland, n.d.


Photocopy of the decree appointing Reinhold Eggers a Lieutenant of Reserve of the Marine Infantry Regiment, 1915


Paper with the signatures of 'White Russian' officers, c.1972


Photocopy (with extended caption) of a thanksgiving address given to Captain Eggers by 'White Russian' Officers, 28 - 29 December 1941


Photocopy (with extended caption) of a safe conduct document issued by Captain Davis of the United States Army, 14 April 1945


Photocopy (with extended caption) of a camp order, in German, threatening inmates with reprisals if they made demonstrations against camp conditions, 12 February 1942


Photocopy of Allied propaganda leaflet, in German, dropped by aircraft and found near Colditz Castle, Germany, c.1945


Photocopy of Allied propaganda leaflet, in German, dropped by aircraft and found near Colditz Castle, Germany, c.1945


Photocopy of Allied propaganda leaflet, in German, dropped by aircraft and found near Colditz Castle, Germany, c.1945


Photocopy of Allied propaganda leaflet, in German, dropped by aircraft and found near Colditz Castle, Germany, c.1945


Photocopy of Allied propaganda leaflet, in German, dropped by aircraft and found near Colditz Castle, Germany, c.1945


Photocopy of Allied propaganda leaflet, in German, dropped by aircraft and found near Colditz Castle, Germany, c.1945


Photocopy of a plan of an escape attempt, from the canteen of Colditz Castle, Germany, 29 May 1941


Plan (with extended caption) of Colditz Castle, Germany, c.1939-1945
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Oflag 4C, Colditz, Saxony, 1939 - 1945, 'The Bad Boys' Camp', a collection of documents, vol. I, by Reinhold Eggers, Photograph album and scrapbook concerning the Prisoners of War and their escape attempts; the objects made by, or smuggled to, prisoners; forged documents; and other Prisoner of War Camps; 10 October 1973


Photograph (with extended caption) of a visit by Dutch generals and admirals, including General Winckelman, Commander in Chief of the Dutch Army, second right, foreground, and General Best, second left, background, taken at Oflag 4b, Hohnstein, Germany, 1940


Photograph (with extended caption) of a group of senior officers, of several nationalities, held as Prisoners of War, taken at Colditz Castle, Germany, 1941 Back row: unidentified officer (Yugoslavia), Commandant Flebus (Belgium), Colonel Stayner, Major Engles (Holland) Front row: Admiral von Unrug (Poland), General Piscor, General LeBleu (France)


Photograph of a group of British Prisoners of War, taken at Colditz Castle, Germany, 1941 Back row: Michael Allan, unidentified, unidentified, Elliot(?), Heard, chaplain, Peter Storie-Pugh, Wardle, Kenneth Lockwood Middle row: Milne, Parson William Platt, German colonel (?), Harry Elliot, Rupert Barry Front row: Barton(?), Pat Reid, and Dick Howe


Photograph of group of Royal Air Force officers held as Prisoners of War, taken at Colditz Castle, Germany, 1942 Included in the back row: Best, first left, Forbes, second left, van Rood, fifth left, Front row: Captain Dickinson, Major Stephenson, 'Bush' Parker, Douglas Bader, unidentified, unidentified, Bruce


Photograph of French Prisoners of War, including General LeBleu, taken at Colditz Castle, Germany, 1941


Photograph of Polish officers held as Prisoners of War, including Admiral von Unrug, first left, front row, and General Piscor, second left, front row, taken at Colditz Castle, Germany, 1941


Photograph of three unidentified Polish officers, taken at Colditz Castle, Germany, 1941


Illustration (with extended caption) of Colonel Todd, n.d.


Photograph (with extended caption) of Captain Richard Howe, c.1939-1945


Photograph (with extended caption) of Captain Rupert Barry, c.1939-1945


Photograph (with extended caption) of Lieutenant John Watton, c.1939-1945


Photograph (with extended caption) of an escape rope, made from blankets, utilised at Colditz Castle, Germany, 12 May 1941


Photograph of a view of Colditz Castle, showing an escape rope in position, 12 May 1941


Photograph (with extended caption) of a Polish officer, Lieutenant Surmanowicz, c.1939-1945


Illustrated postcard (with extended caption) featuring caricatures of escaping prisoners and a German officer, Captain Priem, n.d.


Photograph (with extended caption) of a view of the vault cells, marked with an escape point, taken at Colditz Castle, Germany, 14 May 1941


Photograph (with extended caption) of the entrance to an escape tunnel, in a canteen, taken at Colditz Castle, Germany, 29 May 1941


Photograph (with extended caption) of the exit of an escape tunnel from the canteen, taken at Colditz Castle, Germany, 29 May 1941


Photograph (with extended caption) of German soldiers, showing provisions seized from escaping prisoners, taken at Colditz Castle, Germany, 29 May 1941


Photograph (with extended caption) of a French officer, Lieutenant Boulay, disguised as a woman, 25 June 1941


Photograph (with extended caption) of two French lieutenants, Perrin and Thibaud, disguised as artisans, 28 July 1941


Photograph (with extended caption) of Colditz camp electrician, Willi Pohnert, right, and his impersonator, a French officer, Lieutenant Perrodeau, left, taken at Colditz Castle, Germany, 28 December 1942


Illustration (with extended caption) of Lieutenant Frederic Guigues, n.d.


Photograph (with extended caption) of a French officer, Lieutenant Ely de Rothschild, c.1939-1945


Photograph (with extended caption) of a Belgian officer, Lieutenant Durant, disguised in civilian clothes, taken at Colditz Castle, Germany, 23 August 1941


Photograph of a hole in the wall of a water closet, utilised in an escape attempt, taken at Colditz Castle, Germany, 31 July 1941


Photograph (with extended caption) of prisoners, involved in the water closet escape attempt, including Allan, left, back row, and Verkest, back row, taken at Colditz Castle, Germany, 31 July 1941


Plan (with extended caption) of an escape attempt by Lieutenants Forbes and Lee, 25 August 1942


Photograph of Lieutenants Forbes and Lee, escorted by German soldiers, after their capture [possibly taken at Leipzig, Germany], 25 August 1942


Photograph (with extended caption) of Lieutenant Airey Neave, disguised as a German soldier, taken at Colditz Castle, Germany, 28 August 1941


Photograph of three officers, Lieutenant Kruiminck (Dutch), left, Lieutenant Storie-Pugh, and Captain van den Heuvel (Dutch), demonstrating an escape hole in their quarters, taken at Colditz Castle, Germany, c.1939-1945


Photograph (with extended caption) of Dutch lieutenants, Steenhower and van Lynden, disguised as German officers, taken at Colditz Castle, Germany, 15 December 1941


Photograph (with extended caption) of Lieutenant Dufour, right, and Royal Air Force officer, 'Lieutenant' van Rood, left, disguised as German officers, taken at Colditz Castle, Germany, 5 April 1943


Photograph of a mail sack concealing Cadet Linck, taken at Colditz Castle, Germany, 23 January 1942


Photograph of Cadet Linck emerging from the mail sack, taken at Colditz Castle, Germany, 23 January 1942


Photograph (with extended caption) of Colditz Camp officer, Paymaster Uhlmann, c.1939-1945


Photograph (with extended caption) of an escape route within an interior wall, taken at Colditz Castle, Germany, 27 February 1942


Photograph (with extended caption) of an escape route within an interior wall, taken at Colditz Castle, Germany, 27 February 1942


Photograph of a camouflage 'heap of leaves' concealing the Dutch lieutenants, Kruiminck and van Krap, taken at Colditz, Germany, 12 December 1941


Photograph of German soldiers, including officer Teichert, 'The Tiger', centre, showing the camouflage 'heap of leaves', taken at Colditz, Germany, 12 December 1941


Photograph (with extended caption) of an unidentified Dutch officer, with a bust of a Dutch officer, 'Max', taken at Colditz Castle, Germany, 12 December 1941


Photograph (with extended caption) of a group of Dutch officers marching, with the bust 'Max', taken at Colditz Castle, Germany, 12 December 1941


Photograph (with extended caption) of Lieutenant Bruce, taken at Colditz Castle, Germany, c.1939-1945


Photograph (with extended caption) of empty boxes, including a Red Cross box utilised in an escape attempt, taken at the magazine building, Colditz Castle, Germany, 2 September 1942


Photograph (with extended caption) of a view of the magazine building, taken at Colditz Castle, Germany, 2 September 1942


Photograph (with extended caption) of a reconstruction of an escape attempt that occurred on 9 September 1942, taken at Colditz Castle, Germany, c.September 1942


Photograph (with extended caption) of a reconstruction of an escape attempt that occurred on 9 September 1942, taken at Colditz Castle, Germany, c.September 1942


Photograph (with extended caption) of a reconstruction of an escape attempt that occurred on 9 September 1942, taken at Colditz Castle, Germany, c.September 1942


Photograph (with extended caption) of Lieutenant Michael Sinclair, pre September 1944


Photograph (with extended caption) of Lieutenant Lance Pope, c. 1939-1945


Photograph (with extended caption) of a forged identity card of Oberfeldwebel [Staff Sergeant] Rothenberger, c.September 1943


Photograph (with extended caption) of Lieutenant Hyde-Thompson, c.1939-1945


Newspaper cutting, from the Evening News, describing a meeting between former Colditz prisoners (Captain) Michael Farr, and (Lieutenant) Franciszek Baumgart, from Poland, at a reunion in London, May 1970


Photograph (with extended caption) of Lieutenant Best, c.1939-1945


Photograph (with extended caption) of Lieutenant Harvey, c.1939-1945


Photograph (with extended caption) of Lieutenant Davies-Scourfield, c.1939-1945


Photograph of a hole in the wall of a prisoner's quarters [possibly concealing 'the French radio'], c.1939-1945


Photograph (with extended caption) of the 'French radio', smuggled into Colditz Castle, Germany, within a parcel, c.1939-1945


Photograph of the unidentified soldier [possibly French] responsible for betraying the location of the 'French radio', c.1939-1945


Photograph (with extended caption) of the 'English radio' discovered within Colditz Castle, Germany, 16 March 1944


Photograph (with extended caption) of a Zeiss-Icon safety lock and a measuring device, n.d.


Photograph (with extended caption) of a distilling device, taken at Colditz Castle, Germany, c.1939-1945


Photograph of a wooden sewing machine, taken at Colditz Castle, Germany, c.1939-1945


Photocopy of an illustration of an unidentified man, n.d.


Photograph (with extended caption) of a plan of a tunnel under the chapel at Colditz Castle, Germany, c.1942


Photograph of the entrance to a tunnel under the chapel at Colditz Castle, Germany, c.1942


Photograph (with extended caption) of the space beneath the floor of the chapel at Colditz Castle, Germany, c.1942


Photograph of the entrance to a tunnel under the chapel at Colditz Castle, Germany, c.1942


Photograph (with extended caption) of an electrical station within a tunnel under the chapel at Colditz Castle, Germany, c.1942


Photograph of a tunnel under the chapel at Colditz Castle, Germany, c.1942


Photograph of the vertical shaft of a tunnel under the eastern side of the chapel at Colditz Castle, Germany, c.1942


Photograph of rubble concealed within a church tower, taken at Colditz Castle, Germany, c.1942


Photograph (with extended caption) of Lieutenant LeRay, a successful escapee from Colditz Castle, Germany, pre April 1941


Photograph (with extended caption) of Lieutenant Mairesse-Lebrun, a successful escapee from Colditz Castle, Germany, pre July 1941


Photograph (with extended caption) of Dutch officer, Lieutenant Drijber, a successful escapee from Colditz Castle, Germany, pre September 1941


Photograph (with extended caption) of Major Giebel, a successful escapee from Colditz Castle, Germany, pre September 1941


Photograph (with extended caption) of Lieutenant Odry, a successful escapee from Colditz Castle, Germany, pre October 1941


Photograph of Lieutenant Navelet, a successful escapee from Colditz Castle, Germany, pre October 1941


Photograph of Lieutenant Boucheron, a successful escapee from Colditz Castle, Germany, pre October 1941


Photograph of Lieutenant Tatistscheff, a successful escapee from Colditz Castle, Germany, pre July 1941


Photograph of a French officer, Lieutenant Comte de Frondeville, a successful escapee from Colditz Castle, Germany, pre December 1941


Photograph of a French officer, Lieutenant Durand, a successful escapee from Colditz Castle, Germany, pre December 1941


Photograph of a French officer, Lieutenant Prot, a successful escapee from Colditz Castle, Germany, pre December 1941


Photograph of a Belgian officer, Lieutenant Remy, a successful escapee from Colditz Castle, Germany, pre April 1942


Photograph (with extended caption) of Lieutenant Airey Neave, a successful escapee from Colditz Castle, Germany, pre February 1942


Photograph of a Dutch officer, Lieutenant Luteyn, a successful escapee from Colditz Castle, Germany, pre February 1942


Photograph (with extended caption) of a concealed hole under a stage, taken at Colditz Castle, Germany, 13 January 1942


Photograph of a rope hanging from a hole, under a stage, taken at Colditz Castle, Germany, 13 January 1942


Photograph of a French officer, Lieutenant Bouillez, a successful escapee from Colditz Castle, Germany, pre June 1942


Photograph of Major Paddon, a successful escapee from Colditz Castle, Germany, pre June 1942


Photograph of a Dutch officer, Lieutenant van Doorminck, a successful escapee from Colditz Castle, Germany, pre September 1942


Photograph (with extended caption) of Lieutenant Fowler, a successful escapee from Colditz Castle, Germany, pre September 1942


Photograph (with extended caption) of Captain Patrick Reid, a successful escapee from Colditz Castle, Germany, pre October 1942


Photograph of Lieutenant Wardle, a successful escapee from Colditz Castle, Germany, pre October 1942


Photograph of Lieutenant Commander Stephens, a successful escapee from Colditz Castle, Germany, pre October 1942


Photograph of Major Littledale, a successful escapee from Colditz Castle, Germany, pre October 1942


Photograph of a postcard (with extended caption) sent by Captain Reid, from Switzerland, after his escape, to Captain Elliot, 5 November 1944


Photograph of Captain Reid and his wife, in Switzerland, post October 1942


Photograph of a French officer, Lieutenant Darthenay, a successful escapee from Colditz Castle, Germany, pre July 1943


Photograph (with extended caption) of Lieutenant Millar, a successful escapee from Colditz Castle, pre January 1944


Photograph of Captain Eggers, seated between Lieutenant-Colonel Broomhall, and Commander Stephenson, taken at the Camp theatre, Colditz Castle, Germany, 1941


Photograph of the British cast of a production held at the Camp theatre, Colditz Castle, Germany, c.1939-1945


Photograph of the cast of 'Ballet Nonsense', on stage, taken at Colditz Castle, Germany, winter 1942-1943


Photograph of the British cast of a theatrical production, on stage, taken at Colditz Castle, Germany, c.1939-1945


Photograph of three British cast members of a theatrical production, taken at Colditz Castle, Germany, c.1939-1945


Photograph of two British cast members of a theatrical production, taken at Colditz Castle, Germany, c.1939-1945


Photograph of the French cast of a theatrical production, taken at Colditz Castle, Germany, c.1939-1945


Photograph (with extended caption) of a French officer, Lieutenant Jung, seated, and other unidentified officers [possibly French], taken in the French library, Colditz Castle, Germany, c.1939-1945


Photograph of the French cast of a theatrical production, on stage, taken at Colditz Castle, Germany, c.1939-1945


Photograph of the French cast of a theatrical production, on stage, taken at Colditz Castle, Germany, c.1939-1945


Photograph of British soldiers jokingly making poses in an exercise yard, taken at Colditz Castle, Germany, c.1939-1945


Photograph of camp inmates participating in, and observing, a sports event, 'The Colditz Olympiad', taken at Colditz Castle, Germany, c.1939-1945


Photograph of a volleyball competition, in an exercise yard, taken at Colditz Castle, Germany, c.1939-1945


Photograph of a blackboard displaying the results of a sports event, taken at Colditz Castle, Germany, c.1939-1945


Photograph of board games, displayed in the Colditz museum, Germany, previously used to conceal contraband, n.d.


Photograph of tools, compasses and other implements displayed in the Colditz museum, Germany, n.d.


Photograph of uniforms, ropes and the bust, 'Max', displayed in the Colditz museum, Germany, n.d.


Photograph of a brush displayed in the Colditz museum, Germany, n.d.


Photograph (with extended caption) of a brush displayed in the Colditz museum, Germany, revealing a concealed compartment for storing contraband, n.d.


Photograph (with extended caption) of a brush displayed in the Colditz museum, Germany, revealing a concealed compartment for storing contraband, n.d.


Photograph of a clothes hanger displayed in the Colditz museum, Germany, showing a concealed compartment for storing contraband, n.d.


Photograph of a previously concealed compass displayed in the Colditz museum, Germany, n.d.


Photograph of badminton racquets displayed in the Colditz museum, Germany, showing previously concealed compartments for storing contraband, n.d.


Photograph of playing cards displayed in the Colditz museum, Germany, showing previously concealed maps on their back surfaces, n.d.


Photograph of a naval uniform jacket, displayed in the Colditz museum, Germany, utilised as a civilian jacket, showing detached military insignia, n.d.


Photograph of cotton bobbins, displayed in the Colditz museum, Germany, showing a previously concealed compartment for storing a map, n.d.


Photograph of gramophone records, displayed in the Colditz museum, Germany, showing a false fascia for concealing bank notes, n.d.


Photograph of a draughts set, displayed in the Colditz museum, Germany, showing previously concealed pills utilised to cause jaundice-like symptoms, n.d.


Photograph of books, displayed in the Colditz museum, Germany, showing bank notes previously concealed in false covers, n.d.


Photograph of books, displayed in the Colditz museum, Germany, showing bank notes and maps previously concealed in false covers, n.d.


Photograph of a grooming kit, displayed in the Colditz museum, Germany, showing bank notes and a map previously concealed within it, n.d.


Photograph of a box, displayed in the Colditz museum, Germany, showing bank notes and maps previously concealed within it, n.d.


Photograph of a picture frame, displayed in the Colditz museum, Germany, showing a false paper previously concealed within it, n.d.


Photograph of mirrors, displayed in the Colditz museum, Germany, showing a previously concealed false back utilised to store documents, n.d.


Photograph of a draughts board, displayed in the Colditz museum, Germany, showing a document previously concealed within it, n.d.


Photograph of a chess set, displayed in the Colditz museum, Germany, showing bank notes and papers previously concealed within it, n.d.


Photograph of stamps, displayed in the Colditz museum, Germany, made by camp inmates from linoleum, n.d.


Photograph of a forged identity document, displayed in the Colditz museum, Germany, n.d.


Photograph of a forged identity document, displayed in the Colditz museum, Germany, n.d.


Photograph of a forged document, displayed in the Colditz museum, Germany, n.d.


Photograph of forged identity documents and papers, displayed in the Colditz museum, Germany, n.d.


Photograph of a forged identity document and forged papers, displayed in the Colditz museum, Germany, n.d.


Photograph (with extended caption) of a glider constructed by the inmates of Colditz Castle, Germany, c.1939-1945


Photograph (with extended caption) of an attic used in the construction of a glider, taken at Colditz Castle, Germany, c.1939-1945


Photograph (with extended caption) of an attic used in the construction of a glider, taken at Colditz Castle, Germany, c.1939-1945


Illustration of General 'Bor', Count Komorowski, Commander in Chief of the Polish Underground Army, 5 February 1945


Newspaper cutting of the obituary of Brigadier-General Tadeusz Pelcynski, former deputy Commander in Chief of the Polish Underground Army, n.d.


Photograph (with extended caption) of Giles Romilly, a nephew of Sir Winston Churchill, and reporter for the Daily Express, one of the 'Prominent Eight' hostages held at Colditz Castle, Germany, 1941


Photograph (with extended caption) of Lieutenant Alexander, nephew of Field Marshal Alexander, and one of the 'Prominent Eight' hostages held at Colditz Castle, Germany, 1943-1945


Photograph (with extended caption) of a British officer, the Earl of Hopetoun, son of the Viceroy of India, and one of the 'Prominent Eight' hostages held at Colditz Castle, Germany, 1943


Photograph (with extended caption) of Earl Haig, son of Field Marshal Haig, and one of the 'Prominent Eight' hostages held at Colditz Castle, Germany, c.1939-1945


Photograph of Captain, the Master of Elphinstone, nephew of King George VI, and one of the 'Prominent Eight' hostages held at Colditz Castle, Germany, c.1939-1945


Photograph of Lieutenant, the Viscount, Lascelles, nephew of King George VI, and one of the 'Prominent Eight' hostages held at Colditz Castle, Germany, c.1939-1945


Photograph of Lieutenant de Hamel, nephew of Sir Winston Churchill, and one of the 'Prominent Eight' hostages held at Colditz Castle, Germany, c.1939-1945


Illustration of Lieutenant Winant of the United States Army, son of the United States Ambassador in London, and one of the 'Prominent Eight' hostages held at Colditz Castle, Germany, c.1939-1945


Illustrated postcard of a view of Laufen-on-Salzach, Germany, n.d.


Photograph of the Archbishop of Salzburg's Palace, Austria, n.d.


Illustrated postcard of the moat of Wulzberg Castle, Germany, n.d.


Postcard photograph of the entrance to Wulzberg Castle, Germany, n.d.


Photograph (with extended caption) of a view of a yard, taken at Wulzberg Castle, Germany, n.d.


Postcard photograph (with extended caption) of an aerial view of Wulzberg Castle, Germany, n.d.


Postcard photograph (with extended caption) of a view of Wulzberg Castle, Germany, n.d.


Photograph (with extended caption) of Captain Eggers at the canteen door of Wulzberg Castle, Germany, 1970


Photograph (with extended caption) of a view of Tittmoning Castle, Germany, n.d.


Photograph of a view of Tittmoning Town Hall, Germany, n.d.


Photograph of Captain Eggers on the bridge leading to Tittmoning Castle, Germany, 1970


Photograph of a view of a yard, taken at Tittmoning Castle, Germany, 1970


Photograph of a yard and chapel, taken at Tittmoning Castle, Germany, 1970


Photograph of a view of the former Prisoner of War quarters at Tittmoning Castle, Germany, 1970


Photograph of Captain Eggers and the warden of Tittmoning Castle, retracing an escape route, taken at Tittmoning Castle, Germany, 1970


Photograph (with extended caption) of a view of an escape route, taken at Tittmoning Castle, Germany, 1970


Photograph (with extended caption) of a view of a hall, taken at Tittmoning Castle, Germany, 1970


Photograph (with extended caption) of Captain Graeme Black, one of the 'Norwegian' commandos, later executed at Sachsenhausen concentration camp, Germany, taken at Colditz Castle, Germany, 13 October 1942


Photograph (with extended caption) of Captain Joseph Houghton, one of the 'Norwegian' commandos, later executed at Sachsenhausen concentration camp, Germany, taken at Colditz Castle, Germany, 13 October 1942


Photograph (with extended caption) of Sergeant William Chudley, one of the 'Norwegian' commandos, later executed at Sachsenhausen concentration camp, Germany, taken at Colditz Castle, Germany, 13 October 1942


Photograph (with extended caption) of Private Cyril Abram, one of the 'Norwegian' commandos, later executed at Sachsenhausen concentration camp, Germany, taken at Colditz Castle, Germany, 13 October 1942


Photograph of Private Reginald Makeham, one of the 'Norwegian' commandos, later executed at Sachsenhausen concentration camp, Germany, taken at Colditz Castle, Germany, 13 October 1942


Photograph of Private C.S.M. Miller, one of the 'Norwegian' commandos, later executed at Sachsenhausen concentration camp, Germany, taken at Colditz Castle, Germany, 13 October 1942


Photograph of Private Eric Curtis, one of the 'Norwegian' commandos, later executed at Sachsenhausen concentration camp, Germany, taken at Colditz Castle, Germany, 13 October 1942


Photocopy of the transport list of the 'Prominent Eight' hostages from camp 4a Konigstein, Germany, to Tittmoning Castle, Germany, signed by Commandant Lieutenant-Colonel Hofleiner, c. April 1945


Photocopy of a letter from Walter Leschander, North Hollywood, United States of America, to Captain Eggers, announcing success in discovering a photograph of a glider, constructed at Colditz Castle, in Colonel Shaughnessey's war album, 19 February 1965


Propaganda leaflet, in English, published by the 'British Free Corps', urging British soldiers to fight against Bolshevism, c.1943


Photocopy of a forged leave document, made by a French officer, Lieutenant Guigues, at Colditz Castle, Germany, c.1943


Photocopy of the German translation of a letter sent by Lieutenant Tunnstall to his father, 23 November 1944


Photocopy of a letter from General Winckelmann, Commander in Chief of the Dutch Army, to Frau. Hesselmann, wife of the last commandant of the generals' camp, 4a, Konigstein, Germany, 3 March 1947


Photocopy of a letter from General V. Bourret, senior French officer of Oflag 4c, Konigstein, Germany, to Lieutenant-Colonel Hesselmann, Commandant, 14 June 1943


Photocopy of a letter from Earl Hopetoun and Earl Haig, in German, to Frau. Hesselman, wife of the commandant, Oflag 4a Konigstein, Germany, 1 May 1945


Paper addressed to Michael Farr, Mayflower House, Plymouth, Devon, n.d.


Newspaper cutting reporting the Royal Assent to the War Crimes Bill, from the Daily Telegraph, 10 May 1991 The album has extended captions for many of the photographs
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Events and Escapes at Colditz Castle from 1940 - 1945, as recorded by Hauptmann Reinhold Eggers, who was on the staff of Colditz, Germany, and Security Officer during the last years, n.d. [c. 1972]
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Photograph of Michael Harvey and his wife looking at one of the Colditz, [Germany], albums, n.d., [post 1973]
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Rough notes, probably by Captain M. Farr, concerning some of the Colditz, [Germany], Prisoners of War, n.d., [1970s] Originally enclosed in D/DLI 7/208/7
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Newspaper cutting concerning the death of Dr. Reinhold Eggers, n.d., [1974]
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2661 Sergeant-Major Thomas FARREY (SMITH) (Ref: Farrey D/DLI 7/209/1-15)

2nd Battalion and 4th Battalion, The Durham Light Infantry
Enlisted 32nd Light Infantry 1875; later 46th (South Devon) Regiment; served Egypt, 1882 - 1885; joined 4th Battalion, The Durham Light Infantry, at Newcastle 1886; discharged, 1896; lived at The Garden House, Durham; died, 1899


Account book of Sergeant-Major Thomas Farrey, 1875 - 1894
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Certificate of musketry of Colour-Sergeant T. Farrey, 30 November 1891
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Testimonials to the character of Sergeant-Major T. Farrey, 4 October 1895 - 7 March 1896
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Furlough form giving Sergeant-Major T. Farrey permission to be absent, from to 21 June to 9 July 1896, in order to arrange his discharge, 17 June 1896
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Certificate of character, on discharge, of Sergeant-Major T. Farrey, 9 July 1896
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Certificate of discharge of Sergeant-Major T. Farrey, 9 July 1896
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Army notices concerning the retention of identity certificates and the payment of pensions, n.d. [1890s]
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Newspaper cutting describing the funeral of Sergeant-Major T. Farrey, 26 December 1899
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Photograph of T. Farrey in civilian dress, n.d. [c. 1875]
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Photograph of Private T. Farrey, n.d. [1875 - 1883]
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Photograph of Sergeant T. Farrey, 46th (South Devon) Regiment, photographed by Porral, Gibraltar, n.d. [c. 1881]
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Photograph half-portrait of Sergeant-Major T. Farrey, 2nd Battalion, The Durham Light Infantry, n.d. [1890s]
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Photograph of Mary Farrey, wife of Sergeant-Major T. Farrey, n.d. [c. 1887]
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Photograph of T. Farrey, ex 2nd Battalion, The Durham Light Infantry, with wife and three children, n.d. [1885 - 1886]
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Photograph of T. Farrey, added to a photograph of his wife and four children, taken after his death, n.d. [c. 1902]
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Second Lieutenant H. FAWCETT, M.C. (Ref: Fawcett D/DLI 7/210/1-3)

5th Battalion, The Durham Light Infantry
Born Gateshead, 1893; enlisted Northumberland Fusiliers, 1915; commissioned DLI, 1917; awarded the Military Cross for 'the initiative that he displayed and for the courage with which he held his position'; died, 1978. Medals in DLI Medal Collection.


Newspaper cutting concerning the award of the Military Cross to Second Lieutenant H. Fawcett, n.d., [1914 - 1918]
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Photograph of H. Fawcett, M.C., at Kew Gardens, Surrey, 26 June 1965
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Photograph album of an unidentified officer, possibly H. Fawcett, of The Durham Light Infantry, containing photographs of the officer's family at Calais, France, July - September 1919; the 18th Battalion, The Durham Light Infantry, at Arques, France, January 1919, and 'D' Company, 2/6th Battalion, The Durham Light Infantry, on Calais Sands, France, September 1919


Photograph of group of people in a garden, taken at 'Les Dunes', Calais, France, August 1919


Photograph of four officers [possibly of The Durham Light Infantry] standing with a group of women and children by a tennis net in a garden, taken at 'Les Dunes', Calais, France, August 1919


Photograph of three officers [possibly of The Durham Light Infantry] relaxing with a group of women at a beach chalet, 'La Mouette', taken at Calais Plage, France, August 1919


Photograph of three officers [possibly of The Durham Light Infantry] relaxing with a group of women at a beach chalet, 'La Mouette', taken at Calais Plage, France, August 1919


Photograph of three officers [possibly of The Durham Light Infantry] standing with three women and a young boy on a beach, taken at Calais Plage, France, August 1919


Photograph of three officers [possibly of The Durham Light Infantry] standing beside two women and two boys in a garden, taken at 'Les Dunes', Calais, France, August 1919


Photograph of a view of a house, 'Les Dunes', taken at Calais, France, 1919


Photograph of two officers [possibly of The Durham Light Infantry] relaxing with three women on a beach, taken at Calais Plage, France, September 1919


Photograph of two officers [possibly of The Durham Light Infantry] relaxing with a family by a beach chalet, taken at Calais Plage, France, September 1919


Photograph of people relaxing on a beach, taken at Calais Plage, France, 1919


Photograph of two officers and a soldier [possibly of The Durham Light Infantry] relaxing with two women on a beach, taken at Calais Plage, France, 1919


Photograph of two young women and a boy relaxing on a beach, taken at Calais Plage, France, 1919


Photograph of two young women relaxing on a beach, taken at Calais Plage, France, 1919


Photograph of two officers [possibly of The Durham Light Infantry] relaxing with a family by a beach chalet, taken at Calais Plage, France, September 1919


Photograph of two officers [possibly of The Durham Light Infantry] relaxing with a family by a beach chalet, taken at Calais Plage, France, September 1919


Photograph of a soldier [possibly of The Durham Light Infantry] relaxing with a family by a beach chalet, taken at Calais Plage, France, September 1919


Photograph of a woman relaxing in a beach chalet, taken at Calais Plage, France, September 1919


Photograph of soldiers of the 18th Battalion, The Durham Light Infantry, filling in trenches, taken at Arques, France, January 1919


Photograph of Lieutenant J. Adams, 18th Battalion, The Durham Light Infantry, taken at Arques, France, January 1919


Photograph of Lieutenant R.D. Colbeck, 18th Battalion, The Durham Light Infantry, taken at Arques, France, January 1919


Photograph, captioned 'Ragging', showing three officers of the 18th Battalion, The Durham Light Infantry, play fighting, taken at Arques, France, January 1919


Photograph of Lieutenant J.G. Perry, 18th Battalion, The Durham Light Infantry, taken at Arques, France, January 1919


Photograph, captioned A few officers 'filling in trenches', showing a group of officers of the 18th Battalion, The Durham Light Infantry, relaxing on a hillside, taken at Arques, France, January 1919


Photograph of a view of a house [possibly taken in France], c.1919


Photograph of soldiers of 'D' Company 2/6th Battalion, The Durham Light Infantry, relaxing on a beach, taken at Calais Sands, France, September 1919


Photograph of soldiers of 'D' Company 2/6th Battalion, The Durham Light Infantry, relaxing on a beach, taken at Calais Sands, France, September 1919


Photograph of soldiers of 'D' Company 2/6th Battalion, The Durham Light Infantry, undergoing physical training on a beach, taken at Calais Sands, France, September 1919


Photograph of soldiers of 'D' Company 2/6th Battalion, The Durham Light Infantry, undergoing physical training on a beach, taken at Calais Sands, France, September 1919


Photograph of soldiers of 'D' Company 2/6th Battalion, The Durham Light Infantry, paddling in the sea, taken at Calais Sands, France, September 1919


Photograph of soldiers of 'D' Company 2/6th Battalion, The Durham Light Infantry, undergoing physical training on a beach, taken at Calais Sands, France, September 1919


Photograph of soldiers of 'D' Company 2/6th Battalion, The Durham Light Infantry, paddling in the sea, taken at Calais Sands, France, September 1919


Photograph of a group of officers [possibly of The Durham Light Infantry] with a group of women and children in a garden, taken in France, c.1919


Photograph of a view of the ruins of Ypres Cathedral, taken in Belgium, c.1919


Photograph of a view of the ruins of Ypres Cathedral, taken in Belgium, c.1919


Photograph of a view of the ruins of Ypres Cloth Hall, taken in Belgium, c.1919


Photograph of a view of Poperinghe Square, taken in Belgium, c.1919


Duplicate of D/DLI 7/63/5(225)


Photograph of soldiers of The Durham Light Infantry guarding German prisoners of war [possibly taken in France], c.1914 - 1918


Duplicate of D/DLI 7/63/5(219)


Duplicate of D/DLI 7/63/5(218)


Duplicate of D/DLI 7/63/5(217)


Duplicate of D/DLI 7/63/5(215)
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105773 Private Ernest FELL (Ref: Fell D/DLI 7/211/1-5)

12th Battalion, The Durham Light Infantry


Slips issued to Private E. Fell, concerning clothing and employment, on demobilisation, 5 January - 28 March 1919
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Protection certificate and certificate of identity of Private E. Fell, 13 September 1919
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Demobilisation account of Private E. Fell, n.d., [1919]
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Cover for documents of a soldier on demobilisation, n.d., [1919]
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Daily News Sheet, compiled by Intelligence G.H.Q., British Force in Italy, 28 February 1919
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4455691 Private Charles Henry FELLOWS (Ref: Fellows D/DLI 7/212/1-11)

The Durham Light Infantry
Served in Second World War; prisoner of war in Stalag XVII A, Germany.


Postcard, originally accompanying a parcel to Private C.H. Fellows in a German Prisoner of War Camp, from his wife, n.d., [1939 - 1945]
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Soldier's service and pay book of Private C.H. Fellows, 21 September 1945
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Soldier's release book of Private C.H. Fellows, 4 April 1946
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Certificate of transfer to the Army Reserve of Private C.H. Fellows, 9 April 1946
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Letter from the Dunkirk Veterans' Association to all veterans concerning the Dunkirk Medal, n.d., [c. 1970]
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Photograph, probably of Private C.H. Fellows, n.d., [1939 - 1945]
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Photograph of No. 11 Platoon, unidentified company and battalion, The Durham Light Infantry, n.d., [c. 1939 - 1945]
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Photograph of No. 12 Platoon, unidentified company and battalion, The Durham Light Infantry, n.d., [c. 1939 - 1945]
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Photograph of an unidentified company of The Durham Light Infantry, n.d., [c. 1939 - 1945]
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Photograph of a group of soldiers of The Durham Light Infantry, n.d., [c. 1939 - 1945]
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Photograph of a group of soldiers, of, probably, The Durham Light Infantry, n.d., [c. 1939 - 1945]
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Colonel David James FENNER (Ref: Fenner D/DLI 7/213/1-23)

6th Battalion, later 1st Battalion, The Durham Light Infantry
Entry in McGregor; Second Lieutenant, Somerset Light Infantry, 1941 - 1942; Lieutenant, 1942 - 1944; Lieutenant, Durham Light Infantry, 1944; Captain, 1945 - 1956; Major, 1956 - 1964; Lieutenant-Colonel, 1964 - 1968; Colonel, 1968 - 1976; served in Middle East with 6th Battalion, 1942 - 1943; with 1st Battalion in B.A.O.R., 1950 - 1951; 1st Battalion in the United Kingdom in 1956 - 1957; 1st Battalion in Aden, 1959 - 1962


Account of the Joint Post Action at Conde sur Seulle, France, on 7 June 1944, n.d.
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Account by Colonel D.J. Fenner of an operation carried out by 'A' Company, 1st Battalion, The Durham Light Infantry, in the West Aden Protectorate from 14 - 21 January 1957; compiled, March 1986
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Map of Beihan Al Qasab and District (Joint Air Reconnaissance Intelligence Centre Series 4, Sheet 2) reproduced by J.A.R.I.C. Aden Detachment, 19 March 1956 This map was used in the operation described in D/DLI 7/213/2 above Scale: 4 miles to 1 inch approximately [1:253,440]
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Copy of D/DLI 7/213/3, annotated to show the movements of 'A' Company on its operation in Aden in January 1957; copy made, c. 1986
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Photograph of D. Fenner, seated, and Richard Gibbons, sleeping, at 'A' Company Command Post east of Nejd Margab, Aden, January 1957
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Photograph of David Fenner and Mike Spurrier leaving a Valetta aircraft on their return to R.A.F. Khormaksar, Aden, January 1957
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Photograph of Philip Windsor-Aubrey washing, and Doctor David Whitehouse, at company base, with A.P.L. [Aden Protectorate Levies] Transport, January 1957
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Photograph of Colour-Sergeant Baker, January 1957
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Photograph of Corporal Bellas, No. 3 Platoon, and Sergeant Handford, Mortar Section, January 1957
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Photograph of Private Dent, batman and wireless operator, January 1957
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Photograph of Private Fraser, January 1957
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Photograph of the company base and rest area, showing Philip Windsor-Aubrey, Colour-Sergeant Baker and Doctor [David Whitehouse], January 1957
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Photograph of rifle platoon soldiers resting, and 'interior economy' company base, Aden, January 1957
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Photograph of a rifle platoon filling waterbottles at the company base before moving out to Fort Night, Aden, at dusk, January 1957
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Photograph of the camp at Beihan Landing Ground, showing 'A' Company cleaning weapons before its move to Nejd Margab, Aden, January 1957
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Photograph of 'A' Company command post east of Nejd Margab, showing Nigel Swinburne and Richard Gibbons, and Jebel Qehdyl, in the background, Aden, January 1957
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Photograph of the Aden Protectorate Levies and one Government guard at Nejd Margab, Aden, January 1957
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Photograph of the pass at Nejd Margab, viewed from the top of the fort, Aden, January 1957
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Photograph of the fort at Nejd Margab, Aden, January 1957
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Photograph view of the Wadi Harib, Aden, looking south west from the fort at Nejd Margab, Jebel Manawa on the left and the Yemen to the right, January 1957
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Photograph of the three inch mortar detachment in action in the Wadi Harib, Aden, January 1957
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Photograph of the fort burned by 'A' Company at Bir Suffuq, in the Bir Ragil area, Aden, January 1957
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Photograph of troops at the well at Bir Suffuq, Aden, where the water was undrinkable, January 1957
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9/2572 Private Isaac FERGUSON (Ref: Ferguson D/DLI 7/214/1)

9th Battalion, The Durham Light Infantry
Born 1889; served in First World War, 5 September 1914 - 17 March 1919; died, 1983. Medals in DLI Medal Collection.


Certificate of disembodiment on demobilisation of Private I. Ferguson, 17 March 1919
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Lance-Corporal S. FERGUSON (Ref: Ferguson D/DLI 7/215/1-2)

9th Battalion, The Durham Light Infantry


Notes on the care and maintenance of mechanical vehicles (wheeled and tracked), published by the War Office, December 1939
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Twenty thousand mark banknote, 1923
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Lieutenant (acting Captain) A.E. FIELDING (Ref: Fielding D/DLI 7/216/1-20)

2/7th Battalion, The Durham Light Infantry


Service pass issued to Lieutenant A.E. Fielding, The Durham Light Infantry, at Archangel, Russia, 3 January 1919
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Permit issued to Lieutenant A.E. Fielding to allow entry to General Headquarters, Russia, 15 February 1919
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Certificate that Lieutenant (acting Captain) A.E. Fielding, 2/7th Battalion of The Durham Light Infantry, was mentioned in a despatch for gallant and distinguished services in the field, 3 February 1920
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Menu and musical programme, of 2/7th Battalion, The Durham Light Infantry, 28 January 1918
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Menu card: "nominal roll of dishes", 28 February 1919
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Proclamation explaining that the purpose of the fighting in North Russia was to defeat Bolshevism and restore Russia, n.d. [1919]
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Photograph of soldiers on guard in a square, [Archangel], Russia, n.d. [1919]
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Postcard photograph of street scene in Pskovsky, Archangel, Russia, n.d. [1919]
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Postcard photograph of street scene [Archangel], Russia, n.d. [1919]
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Postcard photograph of a street scene, Troitzkaya, Archangel, Russia, n.d. [1919]
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Postcard photograph of street scene Troitzkaya, Archangel, Russia, n.d. [1919]
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Postcard photograph of fire in Smolny Boyane, Archangel, Russia, n.d. [1919]
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Postcard photograph of street scene, Archangel, Russia, n.d. [1919]
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Postcard photograph of the Church of Resurrection, Archangel, Russia, n.d. [1919]
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Postcard photograph of church, Archangel, Russia, n.d. [1919]
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Postcard photograph of church [Archangel, Russia], n.d. [1919]
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Postcard photograph of storm on River Dvina, at Archangel, Russia, n.d. [1919]
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Postcard photograph of boats on the River Dvina, Archangel, Russia, n.d. [1919]
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Postcard photograph of masted sailing ships on River Dvina, Archangel, Russia, n.d. [1919]
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Postcard photograph of masted sailing boats on River Dvina, Archangel, Russia, in winter, n.d. [1919]
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Corporal James FISH (Ref: Fish D/DLI 7/217/1-5)

8th Battalion, The Durham Light Infantry
Served in First World War; prisoner of war in Rennbahn Camp, Munster, Germany.


Extract from Echo du Camp de Rennbahn, [Germany], n.d., [October 1916]
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'Souvenir of Captivity in Germany', August 1917
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The Rennbahn Review, no. 3, May 1918
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The Rennbahn Review, no. 4, June 1918
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Photograph album of portraits of soldiers [prisoners of war in the prisoner of war camp at Munster, Germany, possibly collected by Jim Fish], 2 April 1915 - 20 September 1918, containing photographs as follows:


Photograph of a prisoner of war in a uniform with a kilt, endorsed: A[lbert] Croucher, 16 Deal Street, Southampton, Hants, c.1914-1918


Photograph of a group of soldiers, captioned: Boxing group, Rennbahn, Germany, 1915, 1915


Photograph of J.P. Carroll taken in the prisoner of war camp at Munster, Germany, endorsed: from your old pal Joe in remembrance of the days at Rennbahn, Munster, 1916


Photograph of a prisoner of war, signed: yours sincerely, Gerry; endorsed:'Bandsman G. Grant, 1st Battalion, The Welsh Regiment, c.1914 - 1918


Photograph of a prisoner of war in Munster, Germany, signed: yours truly, P.J. Dunlop; endorsed: To My dear friend Jim Fish, with kind regards from your friend Paddy, In remembrance of our holidays on the Continent under the Starvation Act, 1915-16, P.J. Dunlop, 12th Royal Lancers, c.1916


Photograph of a man in a boxing pose, signed: yours sincerely, Albert Croucher, taken in Munster, Germany, 1916


Photograph of a man in a boxing pose, captioned: A. Croucher, Middleweight champion [ ] South of England; endorsed: Prisoner of war, Rennbahn Camp, Munster, Germany, 7/12/15, A[lbert] Croucher, 16 Deal Street, Southampton, [Hampshire], c.1918


Photograph of a corporal with a medical orderly armband, a prisoner of war, endorsed: [Bandsman] G. Grant, [1st Battalion] Welsh Regiment, to remind you of happy times spent in swinging the hammer, 1916


Photograph of a sergeant in a Scottish Regiment, a prisoner of war, signed: yours sincerely Nick, 9 September 1915; endorsed: A. Nicholson, 8 Ettrick Place, Newlands, Glasgow, c.1915


Photograph of an unknown medical orderly from the Durham Light Infantry, a prisoner of war in Munster, Germany, c.1914-1918


Photograph of a medical orderly, possibly a French prisoner of war, signed: En souvenir de nos heures d'esal A Guéury. Mon meilleur souvenir; endorsed: Mr Fish, c. 1914-1918


Drawing of a soldier in Munster, 22 April 1915 Endorsed: To my dear companion of captivity at the camp of Munster i. W. Fich, Remember! Jacques Ruffin, 24 Rue Duroc, Paris, c. 1914-1918


Photograph of three soldiers, prisoners of war, one from the 4th, one Gordon Highlander, and one from The Durham Light Infantry, signed: Sincerely yours J.L. Williams 4th Gordons 18.6.1917; endorsed: I'll be richt pleased tae ha'e a bit news wi ye in the Hielans' Jamie lad; and addressed to J.L. Williams, Park House, 120 Westburn Road, Aberdeen, Scotland, c.1917


Photograph of four unidentified soldiers, prisoners of war, signed: yours very sincerely Sydney L. Summers Company Sergeant-Major, 1st Royal Berkshire Regiment; endorsed: To an interesting companion and a good chum in a dry time viz:- Jimmy Fish, Rennbahn, Germany, 1916


Photograph of three unidentified soldiers from Scottish regiments, prisoners of war, c.1916


Photograph of a French medical orderly, endorsed: A mon ami Fish, En souvenir d'une douloureuse epoque vecue ensemble, Ch[ ] Cahn, St. Pair Sur Mer Manche, France, c.1914-18


Photograph of a French officer, signed: Souvenir en Captivite 1914 15 16, G. Cully, c.1916


Photograph of a French medical orderly, a prisoner of war, endorsed: A mon ami Jas. W. Fish souvenir de captivite, Loridan J. Bte, 30 Rue de Beauvais, Courcoing, Nord., c.1914-18


Photograph of a soldier and a corporal [French], prisoners of war, endorsed: Gustape Leroy, Rue Laponnerasie, no 28 a Cours (Toulre et Loire) Barrier Raoul 18 Rue de Bastes, St Pierre des Corps extra, jares, Cours, a notre ami Mr Fisch Tufinnier Anglais Rennbahn, 28 March 1916


Photograph of a soldier [French], endorsed: Souvenire de capetivite, Sauvebois, Josephe, Francai, Rennbane, 23 Marse 1916


Photograph of a soldier, signed: yours sincerely Private John Lee Royal W. Kents; endorsed: Yours till the blosem blooms, merry legs, in remembrance of friendship at Rennbahn Camp, 11 Queen Street, Oswaldtwistle, Lancashire, c.1914-18


Photograph of a soldier, a prisoner of war, endorsed: at Rennbahn, Munster, Germany, Courtrai Belgium, 29 December 1918, with best wishes, W.D, c.1918


Photograph of a soldier, possibly French or Belgian, prisoner of war, at Rennbahn, Munster, Germany, c.1914-18


Photograph of a French medical orderly, signed: souvenir de captivite; endorsed: Serneuil Arthur a Haybes L/meuse, Ardennes, France, c.1914-18


Photograph of an unidentified sergeant, prisoner of war at Rennbahn, Munster, Germany, c.1914-18


Photograph of a man, signed Bon souvenir à'un lion comarade de captivite, 20 November 1917, Amerougen; endorsed: Guy Amerougen, 16 Rue Victor Masse, Paris, 1917


Photograph of a boxing match with crowd taken at Rennbahn prisoner of war camp, c.1916


Photograph of a French medical orderly, signed à mon ami Fisch Souvenir de notre captivite [Munster] Allemagne, 12 December 191[5]; endorsed: Monsieur Auguste Defosset, Receveur D'octroi 2 Rue de la Gare, Le Cateau, Nord, France, c.1914-18


Duplicate of D/DLI 7/217/23


Photograph of a [French] soldier, endorsed: Souvenir d'une villégiature en Westphalie (Münster 1914-1916), Maurice [Falett], 16 Rue Suzanne, Le Mans (Sarthe) France, c.1914-18


Photograph of a soldier, a prisoner of war at Munster, Germany, 12 November 1916, endorsed: mein adresse, Riga Suworow Str, 82.K.6 Doctor Strg, W. Sepulz, [unreadable] E. Willes, Hagodpsy[w] [unreadable], c.1914-18


Photograph of two prisoners of war at Rennbahn, Munster, Germany, c.1914-18


Photograph of a prisoner of war at Rennbahn, Munster, Germany, c.1914-18


Photograph of a prisoner of war [possibly Indian], at Rennbahn, Munster, Germany, c.1914-18


Drawing of an unidentified French prisoner of war, at Rennbahn, Munster, Germany, 19 July 1915


Photograph of a prisoner of war [Asian], at Rennbahn, Munster, Germany, c.1914-18


Photograph of a prisoner of war [Indian], at Rennbahn, Munster, Germany, c.1914-18


Photograph of a prisoner of war [Indian], at Rennbahn, Munster, Germany, c.1914-18


Photograph of an unidentified man dressed as a woman for theatrical purposes, a prisoner of war at Rennbahn, Munster, Germany, c.1914-18


Drawing of a French prisoner of war of African origin at Rennbahn, Munster, Germany, April 1915


Photograph of a prisoner of war [African], at Rennbahn, Munster, Germany, c.1914-18


Photograph of two [Indian] soldiers, prisoners of war, at Rennbahn, Munster, Germany, c.1914-18


Photograph of a group of unidentified prisoners of war [some Indian], at Rennbahn, Munster, Germany, c.1914-18


Photograph of an unidentified group of Asian and African prisoners of war, at Rennbahn, Munster, Germany, c.1914-18


Photograph of an unidentified group of Indian prisoners of war, at Rennbahn, Munster, Germany, c.1914-18


Photograph of an unidentified group of prisoners of war, at Rennbahn, Munster, Germany, c.1914-18


Photograph of an unidentified group of soldiers, prisoners of war, at Rennbahn, Munster, Germany, c.1914-18


Photograph of a group of French soldiers, prisoners of war, at Rennbahn, Munster, Germany, endorsed: Souvenir de Mon Ami Boterf Jean Mar[ie] Barayan Nivilloce Par la Roche-Bernard Morbiham, c.1914-18


Photograph of a prisoner of war at Rennbahn, Munster, Germany, on stage, c.1914-18


Photograph of a group with tennis racquets, prisoners of war at Rennbahn, Munster, Germany, signed Les vieux groguards!; endorsed: A mon vieux Jimmy, tres amicale meut, espere rencontre le Hapre en 1916, S.H. [Sesanpags] 66 Rue Franklin, Le Havre, September 1915


Photograph of an Indian soldier, prisoner of war, taken at Rennbahn Prisoner of War camp, c.1914-18


Photograph of French officers and a group of soldiers, prisoners of war at Rennbahn, Munster, Germany, c.1914-18


Photograph of an unidentified group of soldiers in a classroom, at Rennbahn, Munster, Germany, c.1914-18


Photograph of a boxing match held at Rennbahn prisoner of war camp, Munster, Germany, c.1914-18


Photograph of an unidentified group of soldiers at Rennbahn prisoner of war camp, Munster, Germany, c.1914-18


Photograph of an unidentified group of French soldiers with a placard reading: Amis de captivite a Rennbahn, c.1914-18


Photograph of a group of soldiers, Munster, Germany, captioned: postal staff, Munster; endorsed: To Jim with good wishes and remembrances of a long stay in the continent from Percy Bramwell, Rennbahn, Munster, Germany, July 17/17, 34 North Road, Durham City, c.1917


Photograph of a group of medical orderlies from various regiments, including The Durham Light Infantry and The West Yorkshire Regiment, taken at Rennbahn prisoner of war camp, Munster, Germany, endorsed: A souvenir you were too God-damned conceited to join, your Gerry, c.1916


Photograph of an unidentified group of medical orderlies taken at Rennbahn prisoner of war camp, Munster, Germany, c.1916


Photograph of an unidentified man dressed as a woman for theatrical entertainment, at Rennbahn prisoner of war camp, Munster, Germany, c.1916


Photograph of an unidentified man dressed as a woman for theatrical entertainment, at Rennbahn prisoner of war camp, Munster, Germany, c.1916


Photograph of an unidentified man dressed as a nun for theatrical entertainment, c.1914-18


Photograph of an unidentified man dressed as a woman for theatrical entertainment, at Rennbahn prisoner of war camp, Munster, Germany, c.1914-18


Photograph of a soldier, signed: Sincerely yours Archie, 20 September 1918; endorsed: Rennbahn, [Munster, Germany], 20 September 1918 With many thanks for many kindnesses, Archie G. Hawkes, 11 Cowland Grove, Clapham SW8 London, c.1918'


Photograph of an unidentified man dressed as a woman for theatrical entertainment, at Rennbahn prisoner of war camp, Munster, Germany, c.1914-18


Photograph of an unidentified man dressed as a woman for theatrical entertainment, at Rennbahn prisoner of war camp, Munster, Germany, c.1914-18


Photograph of an unidentified man dressed as a woman for theatrical entertainment, at Rennbahn prisoner of war camp, Munster, Germany, c.1914-18


Photograph of an unidentified man dressed as a woman for theatrical entertainment, at Rennbahn prisoner of war camp, Munster, Germany, c.1914-18


Photograph of a crowd of soldiers at Rennbahn prisoner of war camp, Munster, Germany, with a delivery of parcels, c.1914-1918


Photograph of a scene from a play taken at Rennbahn prisoner of war camp, Munster, Germany, c.1914-18


Photograph of a scene from a play, taken at Rennbahn prisoner of war camp, Munster, Germany, c.1914-18


Photograph of a scene from a play, taken at Rennbahn Prisoner of War camp, Munster, Germany, c.1914-18


Photograph of a scene from a play, taken at Rennbahn Prisoner of War camp, Munster, Germany, c.1914-18


Photograph of a scene from a play taken at Rennbahn Prisoner of War camp, Munster, Germany, c.1914-18


Photograph of a scene from a play taken at Rennbahn Prisoner of War camp, Munster, Germany, c.1914-18


Photograph of a scene from a play taken at Rennbahn Prisoner of War camp, Munster, Germany, c.1914-18


Photograph of a scene from a play taken at Rennbahn Prisoner of War camp, Munster, Germany, c.1914-18


Photograph of a scene from a play taken at Rennbahn Prisoner of War camp, Munster, Germany, c.1914-18


Photograph of a scene from a play taken at Rennbahn Prisoner of War camp, Munster, Germany, c.1914-18


Photograph of a soldier signed: yours aye John Gourlay, 2nd Battalion Canadians, Rennbahn, 24 June 1917; endorsed: Here's to a speedy return to Cornhill Jamie, John Gourlay, 40 Ardgowan Street, SS Glasgow, c.1917


Photograph of a scene from a play taken at Rennbahn prisoner of war camp, Munster, Germany, c.1914-18


Photograph of a scene from a play taken at Rennbahn prisoner of war camp, Munster, Germany,c.1914-18


Photograph of a scene from a play taken at Rennbahn prisoner of war camp, Munster, Germany, c.1914-18


Photograph of a scene from a play taken at Rennbahn prisoner of war camp, Munster, Germany, c.1914-18


Photograph of a scene from a play taken at Rennbahn prisoner of war camp, Munster, Germany, c.1914-18


Photograph of a scene from a play taken at Rennbahn prisoner of war camp, Munster, Germany, c.1914-18


Photograph of a scene from a play taken at Rennbahn prisoner of war camp, Munster, Germany, c.1914-18


Photograph of a scene from a play taken at Rennbahn prisoner of war camp, Munster, Germany, c.1914-18


Photograph of a scene from a play taken at Rennbahn prisoner of war camp, Munster, Germany, c.1914-18


Photograph of a scene from a play taken at Rennbahn Prisoner of war camp, Munster, Germany, c.1914-18


Photograph of a scene from a play taken at Rennbahn prisoner of war camp, Munster, Germany, c.1914-18


Photograph of a scene from a play taken at Rennbahn prisoner of war camp, Munster, Germany, c.1914-18


Photograph of a scene from a play taken at Rennbahn prisoner of war camp, Munster, Germany, c.1914-18


Photograph of a sports event [football match] taking place at Rennbahn prisoner of war camp, Munster, Germany, c.1914-18


Photograph of a boxing match taking place at Rennbahn prisoner of war camp, Munster, Germany, c.1916


Photograph of a boxing match taking place at Rennbahn prisoner of war camp, Munster, Germany, c.1916


Photograph of soldiers at Rennbahn prisoner of war camp, Munster, Germany, c.1916


Photograph of a scene from a play taken at Rennbahn prisoner of war camp, Munster, Germany, c.1914-18


Photograph of a scene from a play taken at Rennbahn prisoner of war camp, Munster, Germany, c.1914-18


Photograph of a scene from a play taken at Rennbahn prisoner of war camp, Munster, Germany, c.1914-18


Photograph of a scene from a play taken at Rennbahn prisoner of war camp, Munster, Germany, c.1914-18


Photograph of a scene from a play taken at Rennbahn prisoner of war camp, Munster, Germany, c.1914-18


Photograph of a scene from a play taken at Rennbahn prisoner of war camp, Munster, Germany, c.1914-18


Photograph of a scene from a play taken at Rennbahn prisoner of war camp, Munster, Germany, c.1914-18


Photograph of a scene from a play taken at Rennbahn prisoner of war camp, Munster, Germany, c.1914-18


Photograph of a scene from a play taken at Rennbahn prisoner of war camp, Munster, Germany, c.1914-18


Photograph of a soldier [African] taken at Rennbahn prisoner of war camp, Munster, Germany, c.1914-18


Photograph of an unidentified group of soldiers taken at Rennbahn prisoner of war camp, Munster, Germany, c.1914-18


Photograph of Rennbahn prisoner of war camp, Munster, Germany, c.1914-18


Photograph of a graveyard and memorial, including the grave of Arthur Crisp, 1/8 Battalion, The Durham Light Infantry, c.1915-18


Photograph of a man endorsed: Britischer Kriegsgefangener, 2976 L/C Jas H. Fish, 8th Durham Light Infantry British Prisoner of War Lazarett Ba[ ] 2 Camp de Rehnnban Munster Westfalen Deutschland, 1914-1918


Photograph of a soldier, endorsed: William Burchall Pickard, Middlesex Hussars, of 33 West Kensington Terrace, London, 1915
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4436569 Lance-Corporal J. FITZJOHN (Ref: Fitzjohn D/DLI 7/218/1-2)

2nd Battalion, The Durham Light Infantry


Certificate of service of Lance-Corporal J. Fitzjohn, 14 February 1919 - 13 February 1931
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Letter from John Anderson, Under Secretary of State, The Home Office, Whitehall, London, to Henry Arnott, forwarding an Imperial Service Medal, n.d. [ ]
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35913 [ ] J.F. FLEMING (Ref: Fleming D/DLI 7/219/1)

1st Battalion, The Durham Light Infantry
Served with 1st Battalion, The Durham Light Infantry, in India; later served with The Royal Northumberland Fusiliers


"By land and sea to India": an account of J.F. Fleming's journey with the lst Battalion, The Durham Light Infantry, aboard the Caronia to Bombay, India; overland to Nowshera on the North West Frontier, India; to Ahmednagar, India, with the Royal Northumberland Fusiliers; and to Poona, India, with the Military Department, December 1916 - [December 1917]
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Corporal William FLETCHER (Ref: Fletcher D/DLI 7/220/1)

68th Light Infantry
Enlisted Galway, Ireland, 1849; gained Distinguished Conduct Medal, 1855; awarded French Legion of Honour, 1856; died of disease, Burma, 1859. Medals in DLI Medal Collection.


Certificate of the Legion of Honour awarded to Corporal Fletcher, 21 June 1856
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75657 Captain Walter FLOWER, D.C.M. (Ref: Flower D/DLI 7/221/1-3)

The Durham Light Infantry
Served in The Durham Light Infantry, 11 December 1915 - [ ]; 3rd (Light) Battalion, Tank Corps, [ ] - 8 March 1919; 22nd Durham (Wheatley Hill) Battalion, Home Guard, [1939 - 1945]


Protection certificate and certificate of identity of Sergeant W. Flower, 8 February 1919
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Certificate of transfer to reserve on demobilisation of Sergeant W. Flower, 8 March 1919
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Part I orders of the 22nd Durham (Wheatley Hill) Battalion, Home Guard, concerning a ceremonial parade in London, at which Captain W. Flower will command the Durham contingent, 30 November 1944
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4455810 Private Norman FLYNN (Ref: Flynn D/DLI 7/222/1-7)

8th Battalion, The Durham Light Infantry
Son of Mr. and Mrs. O. Flynn of 10 Kepier Crescent, Durham; mobilised with 8th Battalion at outbreak of war; served in France, Belgium and Middle East; presumed to have been taken prisoner in the retreat from Libya to Egypt; died as a prisoner of war in a field hospital at Benghazi, Libya, 31 October 1942; buried in Tripoli Military Cemetery, Libya. Medals in DLI Medal Collection.


Memorial scroll from King George VI in commemoration of Private N. Flynn, n.d. [1945]
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Memorial scroll from the City of Durham in commemoration of Private Norman Flynn, n.d. [1945]
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Letter from the Under-Secretary of State for War [to the parents of Private Flynn] to accompany awards granted for his war service, n.d. [1945]
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Cutting from the Durham County Advertiser, including a report of Private Flynn, missing in the Middle East since 14 June, being held prisoner of war at an unknown location, 21 August 1942


Group photograph, from a newspaper, of officers of Stanley Wing Air Training Corps, from the Durham County Advertiser, 21 August 1942


Group photograph, from a newspaper, of prisoner of war, including 'Durham men', in Germany, from the Durham County Advertiser, 21 August 1942


Photograph, from a newspaper, of soldier Stanley Kipling, Royal Artillery, from the Durham County Advertiser, 21 August 1942


Photograph, from a newspaper, of soldier 'Harry' Kipling, Royal Artillery, from the Durham County Advertiser, 21 August 1942


Photograph, from a newspaper, of Sergeant 'Fred' Kipling, Green Howards, from the Durham County Advertiser, 21 August 1942


Photograph, from a newspaper, of Corporal John Kipling, The Durham Light Infantry, from the Durham County Advertiser, 21 August 1942


Photograph, from a newspaper, of Airman Robert Kipling, Royal Air Force, from the Durham County Advertiser, 21 August 1942


Photograph, from a newspaper, of Stoker Douglas Kipling, Royal Navy, from the Durham County Advertiser, 21 August 1942


Photograph, from a newspaper, of Private Ralph Readman, The Durham Light Infantry, from the Durham County Advertiser, 21 August 1942


Photograph, from a newspaper, of Sergeant Thomas Hepple, Royal Air Force, from the Durham County Advertiser, 21 August 1942


Photograph, from a newspaper, of Airman John Thomas Anderson, Royal Air Force, from the Durham County Advertiser, 21 August 1942


Photograph, from a newspaper, of Seaman John Douglas Haig Carter, Royal Navy, from the Durham County Advertiser, 21 August 1942


Photograph, from a newspaper, of Corporal George Whitfield, The Durham Light Infantry, from the Durham County Advertiser, 21 August 1942


Photograph, from a newspaper, of Private James Gilbert, The Durham Light Infantry, from the Durham County Advertiser, 21 August 1942


Photograph, from a newspaper, of Signaller Richard Ridler, Royal Artillery, from the Durham County Advertiser, 21 August 1942


Photograph, from a newspaper, of Private William Curry, Royal Army Medical Corps, from the Durham County Advertiser, 21 August 1942


Photograph, from a newspaper, of Private John Simpson, The Durham Light Infantry, from the Durham County Advertiser, 21 August 1942


Photograph, from a newspaper, of Seaman Leslie Winter, Royal Navy, from the Durham County Advertiser, 21 August 1942


Photograph, from a newspaper, of Airman Malcolm Rogers, Royal Air Force, from the Durham County Advertiser, 21 August 1942


Photograph, from a newspaper, of soldier Wilfred R. Sarsfield, left, and Seaman Edwin H. Sarsfield, Royal Navy, right, from the Durham County Advertiser, 21 August 1942


Photograph, from a newspaper, of Driver Robert Morris, Royal Army Service Corps, 50th (Northumbrian) Division, from the Durham County Advertiser, 21 August 1942


Photograph, from a newspaper, of Private E.J. Newton, The Durham Light Infantry, from the Durham County Advertiser, 21 August 1942


Photograph, from a newspaper, of Private Norman Flynn, 8th Battalion, The Durham Light Infantry, from the Durham County Advertiser, 21 August 1942


Photograph, from a newspaper, of Private Joseph Ashworth, 8th Battalion, The Durham Light Infantry, from the Durham County Advertiser, 21 August 1942
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Cutting from the Durham County Advertiser, including a report of the death of Private Flynn while a prisoner of war in a field hospital in Benghazi, Libya, 25 December 1942
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Photograph half-portrait of Private N. Flynn, n.d. [c. 1940 - 1942]
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Photograph of the grave of Private N. Flynn in the British Military Section of Tripoli Cemetery, Libya, n.d. [post 1942]
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14/18004 Private Thomas FLYNN (Ref: Flynn D/DLI 7/223/1-10)

14th Battalion, 16th Battalion, later 12th Battalion, The Durham Light Infantry
Born, 7 August 1896; served in 14th Battalion, The Durham Light Infantry, 9 September 1914 - n.d.; later served in 16th Battalion, The Durham Light Infantry, n.d.; 12th Battalion, The Durham Light Infantry, n.d. - 7 March 1919; signaller; worked as an electrician after leaving the army; employed at Birtley, 1919 - 1920; died, 27 January 1965


Diary of Private T. Flynn, 9 September 1915 - 9 September 1916
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Diary of Private T. Flynn, 10 September 1916 - 22 March 1917
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Diary of Private T. Flynn, 23 March 1917 - 25 January 1919
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Certificate of transfer to reserve on demobilisation of Private T. Flynn, 7 March 1919
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Map of Asiago, Italy, showing the trench system, 10 August 1918 Scale: 1:25,000
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Postcard photograph portrait of Private T. Flynn, The Durham Light Infantry, in overseas service dress, n.d. [1914 - 1919]
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Postcard photograph of two soldiers of the Durham Light Infantry, including Private T. Flynn, seated, n.d., [1914 - 1915]
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Postcard photograph of a platoon of newly-enlisted soldiers of The Durham Light Infantry, including Private T. Flynn, back row, third from left, n.d., [1914 - 1915]
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Postcard photograph of a group of Durham Light Infantry soldiers with goat mascot, n.d., [1914 - 1915]
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Notes on the career of Private T. Flynn, 1919 - 1961, after leaving the army, compiled post 1965
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23559 Sergeant Robert William FOREMAN, M.M. (Ref: Foreman D/DLI 7/224/1)

11th Battalion, The Durham Light Infantry, and later 11th Battalion, The Machine Gun Corps
Enlisted, 17 November 1914


Certificate of disembodiment on demobilisation of Sergeant R.W. Foreman, 16 March 1919
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31622 Private George Ernest FORTUNE (Ref: Fortune D/DLI 7/225/1-19)

12th Battalion, The Durham Light Infantry
Born Hartlepool; residence Southwick, Sunderland; enlisted Sunderland; killed in action, 7 October 1916


Embroidered postcard from Private G.E. Fortune sending greetings to his wife Mary, n.d., [1914 - 1916]
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Embroidered postcard, captioned Forget me not, n.d., [1914 - 1916]


Embroidered postcard n.d., [1914 - 1916]


Embroidered postcard, captioned God be with you till we meet again, n.d., [1914 - 1916]


Embroidered postcard, captioned Wishes, n.d., [1914 - 1916]


Embroidered postcard, captioned To my dear wife, n.d., [1914 - 1916]


Embroidered postcard, captioned United for Liberty, n.d., [1914 - 1916]


Embroidered postcard, captioned Remember, n.d., [1914 - 1916]


Embroidered postcard, captioned Right is Might, n.d., [1914- 1916]


Embroidered postcard, captioned Souvenir, n.d., [1914 - 1916]


Embroidered postcard, captioned Kind Thoughts, n.d., [1914 - 1916]


Embroidered postcard, captioned To my dear Child, n.d., [1914 - 1916]


Embroidered postcard, captioned A kiss from France, n.d., [1914 - 1916]


Embroidered postcard, captioned Hands across the Sea, n.d., [1914 - 1916]


Embroidered postcard from 'Will' sending greetings to his sister [possibly Mary Fortune], 29 September 1915
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Embroidered postcard from 'Will' sending greetings to his sister [possibly Mary Fortune], n.d., [1914 - 1918]
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Memorial scroll of Private G.E. Fortune, n.d., [after 1918]
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Printed note from King George V accompanying the memorial scroll, n.d., [after 1918]
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Cardboard tube addressed to Mrs. M. Fortune, 15 Grey Street, Southwick on Wear, Sunderland, n.d., [after 1918]
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338740 Staff Sergeant John E. FOSTER (Ref: Foster D/DLI 7/226/1-17)

The Durham Light Infantry
Also served in the Royal Garrison Artillery


Unit register card of Staff Sergeant E. Foster, [1918]
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Printed envelope for demobilization documents, n.d., [1918]
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Album of poems, drawings, cartoons and jokes, 1917 - 1920
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Newspaper cutting concerning the funeral of John Foster, n.d., [20th c.]
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Newspaper cutting from the Daily Express concerning Mrs. Elsie Foster, n.d., [20th c.]
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Map of Lens, France, 1916 Scale: 1:100,000
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Photograph of [Private] John Foster, n.d., [1914 - 1918]
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Photograph of Staff Sergeant John Foster, n.d., [1914 - 1918]
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Postcard photograph of the steeple of Notre Dame de Brebières in Albert, France, after bombardment by the Germans, [1917]
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Postcard photograph of Amiens Cathedral, France, n.d., [1914 - 1918]
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Postcard photograph of Amiens Cathedral, France, n.d., [1914 - 1918]
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Postcard photograph of the interior of Amiens Cathedral, n.d., [1914 - 1918]
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Postcard photograph of the nave of Amiens Cathedral, n.d., [1914 - 1918]
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Postcard photograph of the stalls of Amiens Cathedral, n.d., [1914 - 1918]
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Postcard photograph of bomb damage outside Amiens Cathedral, n.d., [1914 - 1918]
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Postcard photograph of La Place Notre-Dame, Amiens, n.d., [1914 - 1918]
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Postcard photograph of the riverside market in Amiens, n.d., [1914 - 1918]
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12374 Lance-Corporal John Thomas FOSTER (Ref: Foster D/DLI 7/227/1-21)

10th Battalion, The Durham Light Infantry
Born, Southwick, Sunderland; home address Wear Street, Southwick, Sunderland; enlisted Sunderland; killed in action, 31 July 1915


Letter from Private J.T. Foster, Witley Hutments, Milford, Surrey, to his aunt, containing personal news, n.d., [4 August - 24 December 1914]
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Letter from Private J.T. Foster, Corunna Barracks, South Camp, Aldershot, Hampshire, to his sister, containing greetings to his family, n.d., [4 August 1914 - 31 July 1915]
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Letter from Private J.T. Foster, Corunna Barracks, South Camp, Aldershot, Hampshire, to his sister, containing greetings to his family, n.d., [4 August 1914 - 31 July 1915]
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Letter from Jack [J.T. Foster], Wesleyan Soldiers' Homes, Aldershot Command, Hampshire, to his father, containing personal news, n.d., [4 August 1914 - 31 July 1915]
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Letter from Jack [J.T. Foster] to his father, containing personal news and giving the address of Private James Foster [his cousin], 11th Battalion, The Durham Light Infantry, n.d., [4 August 1914 - 31 July 1915]
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Letter from Jack [J.T. Foster] to his father, containing greetings to his family, n.d., [4 August 1914 - 31 July 1915]
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Postcard from Jack [J.T. Foster] to his sister, Anne Foster, c/o Mrs. Bridge, 4 Parkstone Road, Thornhill Road, Wortley, Leeds, Yorkshire, containing greetings to his family, n.d., [4 August 1914 - 31 July 1915]
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Letter from Jack [J.T. Foster] to his sister, containing greetings to his family and saying that he has been expecting to go to France shortly, n.d., [4 August 1914 - 31 July 1915]
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Letter from Private James Foster, 11th Battalion, The Durham Light Infantry, No. 1 Camp, Lark Hill, Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire, to his aunt, [Mrs Foster], containing family news and a mention of a letter from Jack [J.T. Foster], n.d., [4 August 1914 - 31 July 1915]
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Letter from Sergeant J. Adamson, 10th Battalion, The Durham Light Infantry, written in the field, to Mr. Foster, informing him of the death of his son, Lance-Corporal J.T. Foster, 3 August 1915 Includes: typescript copy of the letter, n.d., and a card of the Guild of St. George, n.d.
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Letter from Sergeant Duncan to Mrs. Foster, 16 Wear Street, Southwick- on-Wear, Sunderland, informing her of the death of her son, Lance-Corporal J.T. Foster, n.d., [August 1915]
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Letter from [R.S.S. Vaux], Grindon, near Sunderland, to Mrs. Foster, expressing condolences on the death of her son, Lance-Corporal J.T. Foster, 7 August 1915
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Letter from the Infantry Record Office, York Station, to Mr. Foster, 16 Wear Street, Southwick, Sunderland, informing him of the death of Lance-Corporal J.T. Foster, 17 August 1915
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Letter from Norman Allard, 13 The Green, Southwick-on-Wear, Sunderland, expressing condolences on the death of their son, Lance-Corporal J.T. Foster, 21 August 1915
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Letter from the Infantry Record Office, York, to Mr. Foster, 16 Wear Street, Southwick, Sunderland, informing him that [Lance-Corporal] J.T. Foster has been buried near the Dressing Station, Sanctuary Wood [near Hooge, Belgium], 11 September 1915
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Letter from Mr. and Mrs. Williams, 50 Leigh Road East, Westcliff on Sea, Essex, to Mrs. Foster, expressing condolences on the death of her son, Lance-Corporal J.T. Foster, 24 September 1915
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Scroll commemorating Lance-Corporal J.T. Foster, and accompanying note from King George V, n.d., [1919]
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Memorial scroll to John Thomas Foster, 10th Battalion, The Durham Light Infantry, from the Mayor and Citizens of Sunderland, October 1919
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Letter from the Record Office, York, to Mrs. Foster, accompanying the 1914 - 1915 Star, which would have been conferred upon [Lance-Corporal] J.T. Foster, 23 April 1920
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" 'Ye Faithful Durhams' and Other Poems" by Charles Wilson, 1915
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Photograph of J.T. Foster, 10th Battalion, The Durham Light Infantry, inset with the regimental emblem, n.d., [c. 1914]
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Colour-Sergeant William FOSTER (Ref: Foster D/DLI 7/228/1)

68th Light Infantry
Served in the Crimean War


Letter from Colour-Sergeant William Foster, 68th Light Infantry, at the camp outside Sebastopol, Crimea, Russia, to his mother, describing the spirits and condition of the army, the climate, infrequent encounters with the enemy, the expectation of news about peace and a possible move to Trebizond in Asia Minor; giving his opinion of the Turks at Balaclava, Crimea, Russia; discussing his brother's health and a recent case of frost bite; revealing that he is under the command of Colonel Staunton of Longbridge, 2nd Brigade, 4th Division; and conveying his regards to named friends at home, 10 January 1856
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4692313 Private Edward FOWLE (Ref: Fowle D/DLI 7/229/1)

10th Battalion, The Durham Light Infantry
Son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Fowle, Acton, Middlesex; residence London SW; captured in France, May 1940; prisoner of war in Stalag XXA, Thorn [Torun] Camp, on the River Vistula, west of Warsaw, Poland (P.O.W. no. 11560); died, 11 April 1943; buried in Krakow Rakowicki cemetery, Poland.


Photograph of the funeral of 'Lofty' Fowle of The Durham Light Infantry, at a prisoner of war camp, near Histhink, Poland, n.d. [1943]
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Captain W.G. FRANCIS (Ref: Francis D/DLI 7/230/1)

8th Battalion, The Durham Light Infantry


Group photograph, right half only, of officers of a Reserve Battalion, probably 3/5th Battalion, The Durham Light Infantry, Sutton-on-Hull, Yorkshire, 9 July 1918 Names on cropped photograph caption are as follows: Back row: Eliff; Lieutenant H.H. Beck; Lieutenant W.L. Campbell; Lieutenant A.H.Polge; Lieutenant A.C. Alexander; Lieutenant A.S. Green; Lieutenant H.C. Randall; Lieutenant G.F. Davidson; Lieutenant L. Hildyard; Second Lieutenant R.W. Ragg; Second Lieutenant F.W. Whitfield Second Row: Lieutenant A.J. Coppard; Lieutenant J.N. Gillies; Lieutenant G.R. Russell, M.C.; Captain J.T. Porteous; Second Lieutenant R.V. Heron; Lieutenant W. Woodward; Captain W.S. Ridley, D.C.M; Captain B. Bennison; Lieutenant A. Parkin; J. Rees; Lieutenant W.H. Liebrecht; Second Lieutenant H.C. McBeath; Second Lieutenant G.A. Crow; Lieutenant A Kitchingman; Captain and Adjutant P. Challons; Captain and Quartermaster W.G. Francis; Captain H. McNair, D.C.M.; Captain L.G. Dawe; Lieutenant F.A. Blackett; Lieutenant J. Dewar (R.A.M.C) Front row: G. Holtby M.C.; Captain D.M. Dunlop; Lieutenant-Colonel D. Blake Maurice, D.S.O.; Major-General Sir S.B. von Donop, K.C.B., K.C.M.G.; Colonel The Earl of Durham, K.G., V.D.; Colonel H.C. Watson, V.D.; Lieutenant-General Sir J.G. Maxwell G.S.B., K.C.M.G.; Brigadier- General W.R. Clifford; Colonel The Honourable C.A. Liddell; Major J. A. Nixon; Lieutenant J.G. Gargate, M.C.
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Lieutenant William Winters FREEMAN (Ref: Freeman D/DLI 7/231/1)

11th Battalion, The Durham Light Infantry
Killed in action, 30 November 1917


Order of memorial service at St. Alban's Church, Windy Nook, for Lieutenant William Winters Freeman, 11th Battalion, The Durham Light Infantry, Musgrave House, Windy Nook, 23 December 1917
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Lieutenant Richard Albert FROHMAIER (Ref: Frohmaier D/DLI 7/232/1)

The Durham Light Infantry
Entry in McGregor


Short service commission of Richard Albert Frohmaier, from 1 November 1946, as Lieutenant in The Durham Light Infantry, 7 March 1947
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3688 Private George FROST (Ref: Frost D/DLI 7/233/1)

106th Light Infantry
Served with 86th Regiment, no. 489, St. Helena, 1845 - 1853; Cape of Good Hope, 1854; India, 1855 - 1861; wounded in the Indian Mutiny, 1858; served with 106th Regiment, India, 1861 - 1867


Account book of Private G. Frost, 1845 - 1868
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5949/301631 Private Hedley John FULFORD (Ref: Fulford D/DLI 7/234/1-18)

8th Battalion, 4th Battalion and 5th Battalion, The Durham Light Infantry
EBorn 23 September 1893; served with 2/8th Battalion (No. 5949 to May 1917) to June or July 1917; 8th Battalion, June or July 1917 - c. June 1918; 4th Battalion, c. June - September 1918; 5th Battalion, c. September 1918 - February 1919; died, 28 April 1970


Letters and field service postcards from Private H.J. Fulford, to his mother, Mrs. Fulford, Dowells Farm, Bampton, Devon, written from Scotton Camp, Catterick Bridge, Richmond, Yorkshire; 28 May Street, Basingstoke, Hampshire; Infantry Hutments, Reed Hall Camp, Colchester, Essex; and with the British Expeditionary Force, France; concerning camp duties and drill; appearances before Medical Boards and convalescence; going to chapel, concerts and the cinema; travel and leave; and inquiries about the farming at home and attempts to be posted home for harvest work, 22 September 1916 - 26 April 1918
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Letters from Private H.J. Fulford to his mother, Mrs. Fulford, Dowells Farm, Bampton, Devon, written from the War Hospital, Bradford, Yorkshire; Field House, Daisy Hill, Bradford, Yorkshire; Dawdon Club, Seaham Harbour; No. 14 Camp, No. 1 Infantry Command Depot, Ripon, Yorkshire; Sutton-on-Hull, Yorkshire; and Millington Camp, Pocklington, Yorkshire, concerning convalescence and dental work; plans to go home to help with the harvest; camp duties and entertainment; armistice celebrations and waiting for demobilisation; and condolences on the death of his brother-in-law, Tom, 29 April 1918 - 9 February 1919
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Order of service for the funeral of Hedley John Fulford, All Saint's Church, Dulverton, 4 May 1970
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Postcard photograph of Private H.J. Fulford, taken at Basingstoke, Hampshire, n.d. [probably January 1917]
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Postcard photograph of the interior of Basingstoke Congregational Church, Hampshire, sent by Private H.J. Fulford to his mother, Mrs. Fulford, Dowells Farm, Bampton, Devon, n.d., [1916 - 1917]
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Postcard photograph of The Marble Arch, London, from Private H.J. Fulford to his mother, sending news of his journey to camp in Colchester, Essex, n.d., [1917]
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Postcard photograph, no. 72, of the 'Panorama de Brighton, Cayeux-Sur-Mer', France, sent by Private H.J. Fulford to his mother, postmark 10 September 1917
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Postcard photograph, no. 52, of a general view, 'prise du Casino, Cayeux-sur-Mer', France, sent by Private H.J. Fulford to his mother, postmark 16 September 1917
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Postcard photograph of a group of nurses and patients of 'Bradford War Hospital, K[itchener] 1 and 2 Group', including Private H.J. Fulford, 'up left two places from the nurse on the right, making a fourth row on his own', May 1918
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Group photograph of the medical staff and patients at an unidentified hospital, probably Bradford War Hospital, including Private H.J. Fulford, standing to the left of the left hand pillar, one row from the back, n.d., [1918]
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Photograph of the band of the 5th Reserve Battalion, The Durham Light Infantry, leading the procession at the military funeral of an unidentified soldier who worked in the Battalion stores in Sutton-on-Hull, Yorkshire, and who died in hospital from pneumonia, Hull, Yorkshire, 30 October 1918 Private H.J. Fulford attended the funeral as one of the firing party
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Photograph of the gun carriage and escort party at a military funeral, as in D/DLI 7/234/11, proceeding through Hull Cemetery, 30 October 1918
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Photograph of the coffin and bearers approaching the graveside at a military funeral, as in D/DLI 7/234/11, Hull Cemetery, 30 October 1918
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Photograph of soldiers of the 5th Reserve Battalion, The Durham Light Infantry, marching with rifles reversed, at a military funeral, as in D/DLI 7/234/11, Hull, Yorkshire, 30 October 1918
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Photograph of the gun carriage and escort at a military funeral, as in D/DLI 7/234/11, Hull, Yorkshire, 30 October 1918
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Photograph of the firing party delivering a volley of fire at a military funeral, as in D/DLI 7/234/11, , Hull, Yorkshire, 30 October 1918
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Photograph of the band and buglers of an unidentified battalion of The Durham Light Infantry, on parade, in an unidentified location, sent by Private H.J. Fulford to his mother, n.d., [c. 1918 - 1919]
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Group photograph of officers and men of The Durham Light Infantry in field service dress, n.d., [1916 - 1919]
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Second Lieutenant Michael Francis FULLER (Ref: Fuller D/DLI 7/235/1)

The Durham Light Infantry


Commission of Michael Francis Fuller, from 1 July 1939, as second lieutenant in The Durham Light Infantry, 28 June 1939
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9611 Warrant Officer Class 2 (Company Sergeant-Major) Joseph FURNESS (Ref: Furness D/DLI 7/236/1-2)

10th Battalion, The Durham Light Infantry
Born Shildon; residence South Church, Bishop Auckland; enlisted Newcastle upon Tyne; died, 13 October 1915


Copy letter from Colour-Sergeant-Major J. Furness to be posted to his wife in the event of his death, urging her to marry again and to 'kiss the bairns goodbye', written [14] June 1915
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Group photograph of the 10th Battalion, The Durham Light Infantry, including Sergeant J. Furness, 1914 - 1915
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