Sir Charles Woolley papers

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 206 Liddle Collection SAL 065
  • Dates of Creation
  • Name of Creator
  • Language of Material
      English French
  • Physical Description
      1 box; manuscript, typescript, photographs, postcards, and printed material.  Includes an OTC instructional target and 2 telegraphs.

Scope and Content

Photograph album (1916-1920); 31 photographs (May 1916-August 1920, 1948, nd); Fourth Supplement to The London Gazette (7 January 1921); Letter from L.W. Woolley to Messrs Holt & Co. (6 September 1922); Account book (4 January 1915-4 September 1922); 3 Commission certificates (23 December 1914, 18 March 1922, 14 February 1940); Miscellaneous army certificates, orders and memoranda (8 September 1914-10 July 1924); Trench map of region south of Doiran (11 April 1917); Service record book (17 September 1914-8 July 1920); Field Service Correspondence Book (1917); Poster relating to the independence of Cameroon, in French (nd); OTC instructional target, with 8 bullet holes (July 1915); Mentioned in Despatches certificate (1 March 1919); Manuscript patrol report (16 September 1917); Proclamation of Martial Law to the inhabitants of the town of Batoum (1 September 1919); Press cutting (1920); 2 telegraphs (Sep 1918); Typescript propaganda leaflet from Bulgarians "Soldats Franais et Anglais", in French with manuscript translation (nd); Published extract "Salonika Revisited" by C.C. Woolley, from "The Journal of the Royal Regiment of Wales", No. 1 (November 1969); Concert programme (4 May 1919); 2 letters of reference (15 June 1919, 9 December 1920); Dinner menu from S.S. Huntsend (6 November 1915); Booklet "The Duties of an Officer" (nd); Field Service Postcard (nd); Postcard 'Your King and Country Need You' (nd); British Officers' Rest House, Constantinople, dinner menu and concert programme (30 March 1919); Letter from Katherine Bartlett (1 January 1915); Covering note for report on C.C. Woolley during reconnaissance of Jumeaux Ravine (4 August 1917); Letter to C.C. Woolley (5 January 1915); Letter from J.T. Evans, Clerk of the 8th Battalion, South Wales Borderers, during the First World War (17 August 1953).

Administrative / Biographical History

Sir Charles Campbell Woolley was born at Barry, South Wales, in 1893 and educated at University College, Cardiff. As a 2nd Lieutenant, 8th Battalion, South Wales Borderers, he served briefly on the Western Front before serving as an Intelligence Officer in Salonika. He was awarded the MC (Military Cross) in 1917. Later he served in Ceylon and Nigeria, reaching the rank of Colonel in 1940.

Conditions Governing Access

Access is unrestricted.

Acquisition Information

The papers were placed in the Collection by C.C. Woolley. See Salonika Correspondence File.


Mainly in English, but with some French.

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Related Material

Tapes 386 and 385: interview recorded with Peter Liddle in July 1976.