Salvation Army personal papers collections: Lt-Colonel Leonard Woodward

Scope and Content

These are the personal papers of Lt-Colonel Leonard Havergal Woodward.

The collection comprises diaries (photocopies) written by Lt Colonel Woodward whilst serving in the Dutch East Indies and the UK. They cover the years 1926-1927; 1939-1940; 1943-1946 and 1948-1950. It is not known when the photocopies were compiled but the collection includes autographs and notes dated 1963.

The records are arranged in nine files corresponding to each diary:

LHW/1 September 1926 - Sepetember 1927

LHW/2 July 1939 - January 1946

LHW/3 June 1943 - December 1944

LHW/4 January - December 1945

LHW/5 July - November 1948

LHW/6 January - December 1949

LHW/7 January - June 1950

LHW/8 February - June 1950

LHW/9 June - July 1950

Administrative / Biographical History

Lt-Colonel Leonard Woodward and his wife Maggie (nee Lowe) spent 33 years of their Salvation Army officership serving in Java and Sulawesi (Celebes) in the Dutch East Indies (Indonesia). During 1942-1945 the Woodwards were interned with other Salvation Army officers in Makassar, a Japanese camp for prisoners of war. They returned to the UK in 1949.

Access Information

Open for research. The reading room of The Salvation Army International Heritage Centre is open Tue-Fri 9.30-4.00. It is advisable to make an appointment. Tel: 0207 326 7800; email:

Other Finding Aids

A multi-level description of this collection can be accessed in the International Heritage Centre's online catalogue: A paper catalogue is available in the reading room of the International Heritage Centre.

Custodial History

The custodial history of the collection is unknown.