BURNABY, Lt Col Hugo Beaumont (1876-1916)

Scope and Content

Letters to his parents, 1900-1902, covering his service with 1 Bn, Wiltshire Imperial Yeomanry Field Force, South Africa, with testimonials, certificates of appointment and associated papers, 1901-1902, 1907, 1914, 1916. Correspondence with his family, 1915-1916, covering his service with 11 Bn, Queen's Regt (Royal West Surrey Regt), UK and Western Front, 1915-1916, with letters received by Burnaby's family following his death, 1916, and obituaries, 1916. Other papers relating to his life and career, 1876-1916, dated [1876-1916], 1927, 1931 and 1966, notably including History of the 11th Battalion, 'The Queen's' by Edward William James Neave (Brixton Free Press Printing and Advertising Co, London, 1931); photographs of Burnaby, [1876-1916].

Administrative / Biographical History

Born in 1876; educated at Uppingham School; engaged in ranching in British Columbia, 1893-1899; served with 1 Bn, Wiltshire Imperial Yeomanry Field Force, South Africa, 1900-1902; commissioned, 1901; left army and took up farming, [1904]; joined 15 Durham Light Infantry, 1914; commanded 11 Bn, Queen's Regt (Royal West Surrey Regt), 1915; killed in action on Western Front, 1916.


These papers form sections 1-3 of the Burnaby family collection. Section 4 consists of the papers of his [uncle], Frederick Gustavus Burnaby.

Access Information

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

Acquisition Information

Placed in the Centre by the family in 1976.

Other Finding Aids

Summary guide available on-line at http://www.kcl.ac.uk/lhcma/top.htm, and in hard copy in the Centre's reading room.

Conditions Governing Use

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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