Papers of Major Geoffrey B. Whitworth

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 161 MSS. Afr. s. 1715 (295) (Box 18)
  • Dates of Creation
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      107 ff.

Scope and Content

Personal data sheet, letter from Oxford Development Records Project, responsesto aide-memoire with transcript, [1978-1984]; telegram, proclamation andphotograph relating to service in Africa; photographs relating to Africanservice, with list; souvenir issue of Jambo, final edition, November 1945;programme for Presentation of Colours to the 3rd Battalion, King's AfricanRifles by the Duke of Gloucester, 1950.

Administrative / Biographical History

Major Geoffrey B. Whitworth served in the Somalia Gendarmerie, ItalianSomaliland, 1941-1942, 5/6th and 6th Battalions, King's African Rifles,Tanganyika, 1944-1946, Staff, Mauritius and British Somaliland, 1947-1948, and5th Battalion, King's African Rifles, Kenya and Uganda, 1948-1951.

Other Finding Aids

Listed as no. 920 (295) in Manuscript Collections in RhodesHouse Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library,1996).

Geographical Names