Geoffrey Phillips papers

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 206 Liddle Collection AFE 23
  • Dates of Creation
  • Name of Creator
  • Language of Material
      English German Italian
  • Physical Description
      4 boxes; manuscript, typescript, photographs, postcards, and printed material. Includes many maps.

Scope and Content

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.

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 Information

Access is unrestricted.

Acquisition Information

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

Alternative Form Available


Related Material

See GS 1258: Phillips, GF.

Geographical Names