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BOYLE, Lt Col Charles Leofric Boyle (1899-1999)


Reference code(s): GB 0099 KCLMA Boyle

Held at: Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives, King's College London

Title: BOYLE, Lt Col Charles Leofric Boyle (1899-1999)

Date(s): 1947

Level of description: Collection (Fonds)

Extent: 1 file (0.01 cubic metres)

Name of creator(s): Boyle | Charles Leofric | 1899-1999 | Lieutenant Colonel


Administrative/Biographical history:

Born 1899, Commissioned 2nd Lt, Royal Artillery, 1919; Lt 1921; Capt 1932; Maj, 1938; temporary Lt Col, 1946; retired as honorary Lt Col, 1949.


Scope and content/abstract:

File of papers by Lt Col Charles Leofric Boyle on tensions between Hindu and Muslim troops on HM Troopship EMPIRE PRIDE, Oct 1947. Including report by Maj O A Mitchell, Officer Commanding 105 GPT Company, 10 Oct 1947, for Boyle as Officer Commanding Troops, HM Troopship EMPIRE PRIDE, on the morale of the Indian troops, both Muslim and Hindu (1 page); Seven telegrams between HM Troopship EMPIRE PRIDE and Bombay, 11-16 October 1947, on the worsening relations between the Muslim and Hindu troops on board, and obtaining permission to disembark Muslim troops at Karachi, instead of Bombay, as planned (7 items); report upon the diversion of HM Troopship EMPIRE PRIDE to Karachi, owing to the communal unrest on board by Boyle as Officer Commanding Troops, 19 Oct 1947; file also includes a photograph of Boyle and Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill, [1940-45], standing on railway gun 'HMG Boche-Buster', near Canterbury, Kent


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement:

One file

Conditions governing access:

Open, subject to signature of reader's undertaking form.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, may be supplied for research use only. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Trustees of the Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives, attention of the Director of Archive Services.

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Immediate source of acquisition:

Presented by family, 1999


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Archivist's note: Source: Army List, 1941. Compiled by Alan Kucia as part of the RSLP AIM25 Project.

Rules or conventions: Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions: Aug 2001

Hinduism | Ancient religions | Religions
India-Pakistan Civil War (1947-1948) | Civil war | Political movements
Islam | Ancient religions | Religions
War | International conflicts

Personal names
Boyle | Charles Leofric | 1899-1999 | Lieutenant Colonel

Corporate names
Empire Pride | troopship | 1947

India | South Asia
Pakistan | South Asia