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LUMMIS, Eric Templeton (1920-1999)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0099 KCLMA Lummis
Held at: Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives, King's College London
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Full title: LUMMIS, Eric Templeton (1920-1999)
Date(s): 1902-2000
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 14 boxes, 1 binder
Name of creator(s): Lummis | Eric Templeton | 1920-1999 | Lieutenant Colonel
Lummis | William Murrell | 1885-1985 | military historian | canon | Captain


Administrative/Biographical history:

Eric Templeton Lummis was born, 1920; commissioned into the Royal Anglian Regiment, 1939; Lt Col, 1966; retired from the Army, 1968; died 1999.

William Murrell Lummis was born, 1885 or 1886; enlisted in the 11th Hussars, 1904; served in France and Belgium, First World War; transferred the Suffolk Regiment, 1916; 2 Lt, 1916; Lt, 1917; Adjutant and Quarter Master, School of Education, India, 1921-1925; Capt, 1928; retired from the army, 1930; ordained deacon in the Church of England; canon of Ipswich, 1955; died, 1985.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Eric Templeton Lummis including correspondence, photocopies and research notes on the following topics: D-Day landings, 1944; County Regiments, Lt Col Wallace (Commander 1st Battalion Suffolk 1912-1915) and Corporal Todd (1725-1763); Lummis' pay file and Men's Pay Book, 1937-1938; typescript personal accounts: 'What did you do Grampa?', Lt Col Gough and 'A Canloan Officer' R.F. Fendick; pamphlets: 'Volunteers in Suffolk', Major ER Cooper (1935); 'The Cambridgeshire Regiment', WF Badcock [1990-1999]; 'Called Up', GJ Scriven (1976); Regimental Stretcher Bearers in Action, GJ Scriven (1972) and 'The Price of Citizenship', Ngata (1943); Journal of the Society for Army Historical Research, 1981-2000; Army Quarterly and Defence Journal, 1989-2000 and The Military Historical Society Special Number, 1987, 1988 and 1998.

Papers of William Murrell Lummis including The Soldier's Small Book, HMSO, 1902; Soldier's Pay Book for use on Active Service, 1916-1917 and typescript extracts of First World War diary.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Original order.

Conditions governing access:

Open. Visitors are required to provide proof of ID and sign an undertaking form.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, may be provided for research use only. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Trustees of the Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives, attention of the Director of Archive Services and Information Management, King's College London.

Finding aids:

No additional finding aids.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Received from the family, 2001.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Entry compiled by Sarah Drewery.
Sources: Army List.

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:
Oct 2001

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