LINDSAY-YOUNG, Lt Col Evelyn (1893-1986)

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Certificates, notifications of appointments and typescript curriculum vitae relating to Lindsay-Young's career, 1914-1944, with printed article by Capt John Stewart Noall Bernays entitled 'The Sudan troubles of 1924' from The Green Tiger, May 1933. Typescript account of Lindsay-Young's service in Ireland during the Anglo-Irish War, 1920-1922, entitled 'Under the shadow of darkness-Ireland 1920'. Typescript text of lecture by Lindsay-Young relating to his service as Commanding Officer, 1 Bn, Leicestershire Regt, Malaya, 1941-1942, with printed map of Malaya, 1938, annotated by Lindsay-Young with events in the Malayan campaign, 1941-1942. Typescript account by Lindsay-Young of his service with Headquarters, 4 Line of Communication Sub Area, British Liberation Army, from Lille, France, Sep 1944, to Berlin, Germany, Aug 1945. Papers relating to Lindsay-Young's service in Belgium, 1944, including typescript memorandum on the reporting of German atrocities, Sep 1944; typescript 'Brussels garrison refugee plan' outlining procedures to be adopted if German forces advance towards Brussels [Dec 1944]. Papers relating to the Potsdam Conference, Germany, codename TERMINAL, on the surrender terms for Japan, and the boundaries and peace terms for Europe, Jul-Aug 1945, including manuscript and typescript notes for an article on the Potsdam Conference by Lindsay-Young [1945]; typescript 'Report on Operation TERMINAL, 12th June-15th August, 1945' by Brig Owen Murton Wales, commanding 4 Line of Communication Sub Area, with thirteen uncaptioned photographs relating to the Potsdam Conference, Germany, 1945. Papers, photographs and newspaper cuttings relating to Lindsay-Young's service in the Control Commission for Germany, Berlin and Flensburg, 1945-1948, including sixty five mostly uncaptioned photographs of Berlin and Potsdam, Germany, May-Jun 1945; typescript notes entitled 'Group commanders conference, Kiel', Jun 1947; letter to Lindsay-Young from AVM Hugh Vivian Champion de Crespigny, Regional Commissioner for Schleswig-Holstein, Germany, relating to a proposal to establish a Patent Office for Germany, Oct 1947. Papers and maps relating to the history of the Frisian Islands, Germany, 1936-1969, including printed map of Langeness Island, 1936; typescript notes on Groede-Appellard Island [1947].

Administrative / Biographical History

Born 1893; educated at Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland; service with Dublin University Officer Training Corps, 1912-1913; commissioned into Regular Army, 1913; served in World War One, 1914-1918; temporary Lt, 8 Bn, Gordon Highlanders, 1914-1915; Lt, 1915; service with 1 Bn and 2 Bn, 19 Punjabi Regt, Indian Army, 1915-1920; Mahsud Rising, North West Frontier, India, May-Jul 1917; Capt, 1917; acting Maj, 1917-1918; Marris Rising, North West Frontier, India, Mar 1918; service in Palestine, Egyptian Expeditionary Force, 1918; served in Third Afghan War, North West Frontier, India, 1919; Deputy Assistant Adjutant General, 1919-1920; acting Lt Col, 1919-1920; transferred to Connaught Rangers, Jul 1920; service in Ireland during Anglo-Irish War, 1920-1922; transferred to Leicestershire Regt on disbandment of the Connaught Rangers, 1922; service in India, 1922-1923; served with 2 Bn, Leicestershire Regt in the Sudan during mutiny of Egyptian troops, 1924; Staff Capt, Aldershot Command, 1928-1932; 1 Bn, Leicestershire Regt, Ambala, Multan, Jubbulpore and Razmak, India, 1932-1941; Maj, 1935; service in Waziristan, North West Frontier, India, 1939; Lt Col, 1939; Commanding Officer, 1 Bn, Leicestershire Regt, 1939-[1942]; served in World War Two, 1939-1945; served in Pahang, Malaya, 1941; service with Headquarters, 4 Line of Communication Sub Area, British Liberation Army, North West Europe, 1944-1945; attended TERMINAL, the Potsdam Conference, Germany, Jul-Aug 1945; Control Commission for Germany (British Element), Berlin and Flensburg, Schleswig-Holstein, 1945-1948; retired from Army, 1947; died 1986.

Arrangement

The collection is broadly arranged in chronological sections as outlined above.

Conditions Governing Access

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

Acquisition Information

Placed in the Centre by the family in 1997.

Other Finding Aids

Summary guide entry on-line at http://www.kcl.ac.uk/iss/archives/cats/, and detailed catalogue available 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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