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ARNOTT, Lewis (1898-1971)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0099 KCLMA Arnott, Lewis
Held at: Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives, King's College London
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Full title: ARNOTT, Lewis (1898-1971)
Date(s): 1915-1919
Level of description: Fonds
Extent: 160 tif and jpg files, totalling 608 MB
Name of creator(s): Arnott | Lewis | 1898-1971 | soldier


Administrative/Biographical history:

Enlisted, Apr 1917; served with Royal Garrison Artillery, North West Frontier, India, 1917-1919; awarded Indian General Service Medal with clasp, 'Afghan 1919'.


Scope and content/abstract:

91 copies of photographs relating to Lewis Arnott's service with Royal Garrison Artillery (RGA), North West Frontier, India, 1917-1919, including: captioned images of the Afghan delegation to peace talks with Britain, 1919; British forces in camp and on marches (including one dated 3 Nov 1915); views of Peshawar; fortifications; ammunition; artillery; motor cars; pack animals; gardens; daily life for soldiers and local people. Also 69 copies of informal snapshot photographs relating to the service of John Henry Cooper Arnott (brother) with Royal Engineers, Plymouth, World War One, including groups of unidentified soldiers and views of coastline.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

As described in Scope and Content above.

Conditions governing access:

Open, subject to signature of Reader's undertaking form, and appropriate provision of two forms of identification, to include one photographic ID.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies may be supplied for research use only. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Trustees of the Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives, attention of the Director of Archives and Information Management.

Finding aids:

This summary guide

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Digital copies given to the Centre by the family, 2011

Allied Materials

Related material:

The photographs of Gunner Peter Strang, LHCMA, include some duplicate images (Strang and Arnott served together).

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:

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; and UWA Department of Information Studies based on ISAD(G) second edition, 2000.

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