Catalogue description Ministry of Munitions: Files transferred to the War Office

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Details of MUN 7
Reference: MUN 7
Title: Ministry of Munitions: Files transferred to the War Office

The documents relate principally to contracts, explosives, inventions and munitions inspection. Most of them were created in the Ministry but some had originated in the War Office, being transferred to the Ministry in 1915 or later with the functions and responsibilities to which they refer.

The files include:

Department of Explosives Supply, Series 74/A-Z, etc. (MUN 7/1-74)

Contracts Branch, 94/Gen and PM/Gen (MUN 7/75-234)

Department of Explosives Supply, 95 and 96/A-Z, etc. (MUN 7/235-272)

Munitions Inventions Department, M.I.D., M.I.D./S, and Drawing Office (MUN 7/273-344)

Department of Munitions Inspection, C.I.M./Gen., A-Z, Pers. (MUN 7/345-394)

Non Ferrous Metals Contracts Section, C.M.3: MUN 7/395

Director General of Factories, D.G.F.: MUN 7/396

Director General, Inspection of Munitions, D.G.I.M. (MUN 7/397-428)

Director General, Munitions Design, D.G.M.D. (MUN 7/429-455)

Director General Munitions Inspection, D.G.M.I. (MUN 7/456-463)

War Office Contracts Branch: Raw Materials Section, Contracts/R.M.S. (MUN 7/464-537)

War Office Contracts Branch: Salvage Section, Contracts/Salvage: MUN 7/538

Department of Explosives Supply, R.G.P.F., and O.F. (MUN 7/539-558)

Director General, Munitions Design: Research Department, Woolwich: MUN 7/559

Date: 1881-1935

The files have been listed in the order established by the War Office although there are several separated groups of files in the present arrangement which are closely related.

Related material:

For registered files of the Ministry of Munitions transferred to the Department of Scientific and Industrial research see DSIR 37

Records of the Ministry of Munitions' and War Office's Chemical Warfare Research Department, Porton are in WO 142

Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English

Ministry of Munitions, 1915-1921

War Office, 1857-1964

Physical description: 559 file(s)
Custodial history: These files passed to the War Office in 1923 after the demise of the Ministry of Munitions.
Publication note:

Infomation on most of these series is contained in the 'Note on Systems of Registration of the Ministry of Munitions' prepared by H.L. Durrant, Superintendent of Registries, Disposal and Liquidation Commission, in October 1923

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