Papers of Colonel Edward J.C. Spanton, MBE

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 161 MSS. Afr. s. 1715 (255) (Box 16)
  • Dates of Creation
      1953-1959, [1978-1984]
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      24 ff., 5 items

Scope and Content

Personal data sheet, correspondence with Oxford Development Records Project,responses to aide-memoire with transcript, [1978-1984]; newsletters, 3rd Battalion, King'sAfrican Rifles, December 1953, 6th Battalion, January-December 1959; The Journal of the King's African Rifles, January & September 1957, July & December 1959; souvenir programme of the presentation ofColours by the Tanganyika Governor to the 6th and 26th Battalions, September 1955.

Administrative / Biographical History

Colonel Edward J.C. Spanton, MBE served with the 3rd Battalion, King's AfricanRifles, Kenya and Malaya, 1950-1953 and the 6th Battalion, Tanganyika, 1956-1959.

Other Finding Aids

Listed as no. 920 (255) in Manuscript Collections in RhodesHouse Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library,1996).

Related Material

Typescript account of Operations in Malaya,1952-1953 (ref. MSS. Ind. Ocn. s. 263).