Reference code: GB99 KCLMA Darlington
Title: DARLINGTON, Lt Col Sir Henry (Clayton)
Dates of creation of material: 1914-1915, [1930-1936]
Level of description: item level
Extent: 0.01m3 or 1 box of papers
Born in 1877; educated at Shrewsbury School; served in Second Boer War, South Africa, with 1 Bn Manchester Regt, 1900-1901; Solicitor, Supreme Court, 1904; served in World War One in Egypt, 1914-1915, Gallipoli, 1915, and France; commanded 1/5 Bn Manchester Regt, Territorial Force, 1914-1920; Lt Col, 1914; temporary Brig Gen 127 Infantry Bde, 1915; commanded 127 Infantry Bde, 1920-1924; publication of Letters from Helles (Longmans, London, 1936); High Sheriff County Palatine of Lancaster, 1945-1946; died in 1959.
Placed in the Centre by the family in 1983.
SCOPE AND CONTENT
The majority of the collection consists of papers and correspondence relating to Darlington's service in World War One, notably time spent in Egypt and on the Helles front, Gallipoli. There are numerous papers relating to training exercises undertaken by the Manchester Regt, and an almost complete set of Battalion Orders for 1/5 Bn Manchester Regt whilst Darlington was their commanding officer, all dating from the period spent in Alexandria and Cairo, Oct 1914-Apr 1915. Also in the collection are two official field service correspondence books used by Darlington whilst in Gallipoli, and containing notes on troop numbers, enemy activity, and trench work. The typescript copy of Letters From Helles (Longmans, London, 1936), dates from the same period (May-Sept 1915), and consists of Darlington's letters to his family describing people and events on the Helles front, Gallipoli.
Arranged in sections as above.
CONDITIONS OF ACCESS AND USE
Open, subject to signature of reader's undertaking form.
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 College Archivist.