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DOWNES, Capt Walter Douglas (1884-1920)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0099 KCLMA Downes
Held at: Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives, King's College London
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Full title: DOWNES, Capt Walter Douglas (1884-1920)
Date(s): Created 1906-1911, 1919
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 5 volumes or 0.01 cubic metres
Name of creator(s): Downes | Walter Douglas | 1884-1920 | Captain


Administrative/Biographical history:

Born in 1884; 2nd Lt, Royal Sussex Regt, 1905; served in Crete, 1906; Assistant Commissioner, Anglo-German Yola-Cross River Boundary Commission, 1907-1909; Lt, 1909; served with Special Service in Egypt, 1909-1911; attached to Rhodesia-Angola Boundary Commission, 1913-1915; Capt, 1915; attached to West African Frontier Force, 1915-1920; died, 1920.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers relating to the Anglo-German Yola-Cross River Boundary Commission, Nigeria and Cameroon, 1907-1909, comprising bound typescript account of the work of the Commission between Yola and Kwosa, Aug 1908, with unsigned geological report on the Nigerian-Cameroon Boundary, Yola to Cross River, 1907-1909, written in [1909]; photographs, 1907-1909, bound with 'Two years on an Anglo-German boundary commission in West Africa', typescript by Downes, [1909] and 'Nigeria: delimitation of boundary between Yola and the Cross River, 1907-9', Command paper 5368, printed by HMSO in 1909. With the Nigerians in German East Africa (Methuen and Co, London, 1919), special edition bound with typescript copies of press reviews, 1919. Photographs relating to his service with 2 Royal Sussex Regt, Crete, 1906, bound with an account of his service, written in 1915. Photographs of Sinai, 1909-1911, mainly landscapes and people.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

5 volumes

Conditions governing access:

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

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, may be provided forresearch use only. Requests to publish original material should besubmitted to the Trustees of the Liddell Hart Centre for MilitaryArchives, attention of the Director of Archive Services.

Finding aids:

This collection description.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Placed in the Centre by the family in 1985.

Allied Materials

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National Register of Archives: Click here to view NRA record

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Date(s) of descriptions:
Jul 1997

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