Box 1: nine volumes of Army Books with daily reports by the Staff Captain of the General Staff GHQ on General Smut's East Africa campaign (May 1916-January 1917); Official Diary, General Staff GHQ (1916); summary notes on the diaries (ca. 1991); Box 2: bound volume of captured German telegrams (August 1914-January 1915); typescript summary and translations of the telegrams (nd); photocopied map of Tanzania (nd); box 3: 20 cloth mounted maps of the Western Front (France and Belgium); paper maps of St Omer and Lille; cloth map of Taveta, Tanzania, East Africa; cloth mounted general map of German East Africa (nd); glass flask in leather holder; box 4: 7 scrolled panorama photographs of the Western Front (nd); Commission (1900); Order papers relating to the East Africa campaign (December 1916); 6 mentioned in despatches certificates (1919); Royal Warrant, appointing Phillips a member of the Distinguished Service Order (DSO) (1915), with accompanying papers; Royal Warrant appointing Phillips Commander of the Most Excellency Order of the British Empire (1919); Italian certificate of honour (1923); chronological summary of the Royal Regiment of Artillery (1912); 12 photographs of the Western Front (nd); 4 blank field service post cards.
Geoffrey Phillips papers
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- ReferenceGB 206 Liddle Collection AFE 23
- Dates of Creation1900-1923
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish German Italian
- Physical Description4 boxes; manuscript, typescript, photographs, postcards, and printed material. Includes many maps.
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Geoffrey Francis Phillips served as Captain in the Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry on the Western Front, 1914-1915, and in the King's African Rifles in the East Africa campaign, 1916-17.
Access is unrestricted.
The papers were placed in the Collection by Dowager Lady Shuttleworth and Lord Shuttleworth in ca. 1991. See Research Correspondence File.
In English, but with a little German and Italian.
Other Finding Aids
East Africa catalogue; typescript and manuscript summaries and translations held with material http://www.leeds.ac.uk/library/spcoll/liddle/index.htm
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