Papers of Colonel John H.S. Martin

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 161 MSS. Afr. s. 1715 (179) (Box 11)
  • Dates of Creation
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      81 ff., 2 items

Scope and Content

Various papers, 20th century, comprising personal data sheet, correspondence with Oxford Development Records Project,responses to aide-memoire with transcript, [1978-1984]; map of routes taken duringAbyssinian Campaign with 1/1st Battalion, King's African Rifles, with itinerary,1941; xerox copy of personal history, dated 1944, of 96 Independent GarrisonCompany, Northern Rhodesia Regiment; notebook containing this history withother personal notes; captioned press photographs of the Abyssinian campaign;album of photographs relating to war service in Africa.

Administrative / Biographical History

Colonel John H.S. Martin served in 1/1st and 1/6th Battalions, King's AfricanRifles, Kenya, Italian Somaliland, Abyssinia and British Somaliland, 1940-1942,and in the Northern Rhodesia Regiment, Kenya, Italian Somaliland, Abyssinia andNorthern Rhodesia, 1942-1945.

Other Finding Aids

Listed as no. 920 (179) in Manuscript Collections in RhodesHouse Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library,1996).

Related Material

Reports, orders, memoranda, notices, etc. relating to service in 1/1st Battalion,King's African Rifles, 96 Independent Garrison Company, Northern RhodesiaRegiment, and 9th (TT) Battalion, King's African Rifles, 1940-1946 (ref. MSS.Afr. s. 1882).