BURMA STAR ASSOCIATION, DEESIDE (CLWYD) BRANCH, RECORDS OF

Scope and Content

The collection includes memorabilia of the Japanese war belonging to H Griffiths, 4201942, Fusilier A Company 2, R.W.F; branch minute books 1975 - 2005; souvenir programmes, pamphlets, brochures and a guide relating to the activities of the Association and branches; photographs relating to branch and association activities and of General Sir William Slim; newscuttings relating to Association and branch activities and the Japanese War.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Burma Star Association was started in 1951, with the primary objects of keeping alive the comradeships formed in Burma and relief of distress amongst Burma Star Holders and their dependants. The Burma Star Association, Deeside (Clwyd) Branch was formed as the result of a meeting held at the Pied Bull Inn, Chester Road, Buckley on 2 December 1975 and the branch closed on 31 December 2005. Standards are laid up at the parish church of St Mary, Mold, Flintshire.

Sources: D/DM/774/D/2; D/DM/774/B/1; D/DM/774/B/4; Former secretary of Burma Star Association Deeside (Clwyd) Branch.

Arrangement

Arranged into the following series: Items relating to H Griffiths, 4201942, Fusilier A Company 2, R.W.F.; Minutes; Printed texts and typescripts; Pamphlets, brochures, programmes and guides; Journals; Photographs; Newspaper cuttings.

Note

Please order documents using the alternative reference number (where provided).

Other Finding Aids

A hard copy of the catalogue is available in Flintshire Record Office and on CALM

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply

Appraisal Information

All items have been retained.

Custodial History

Series D/DM/774/A belonged to the late H Griffiths, 4201942 Fusilier A Company 2/R.W.F. and were formally deposited by his wife Mrs Mary Griffiths, Flint, with the Burma Star Association (Deeside Branch), who in turn deposited the items on indefinite loan (Accession No. AN1805) at Flintshire Record Office in April 1982.

Accession AN4223 was donated to Flintshire Record Office in 2009 on behalf of the Burma Star Association Deeside (Clwyd) Branch (it had closed in 2005) by the former secretary of the branch. AN4253 was donated by the former secretary of the branch.