Catalogue description War Office: Personal Files

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Details of WO 138
Reference: WO 138
Title: War Office: Personal Files

This series consists of the personal records of notable military personnel, principally high-ranking officers in the British Army. Among the records are the files of General Charles Gordon of Khartoum (WO 138/4), Earl Kitchener of Khartoum (WO 138/44), Lawrence Oates (member of Scott expedition to Antarctica, 1912) (WO 138/35), Viscount Montgomery of Alamein (WO 138/73) and Wilfred Owen (poet): WO 138/74

Those referring to the First World War were removed from the Long Number series: WO 339

Date: 1830-1963
Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English

Secretary-at-War, 1660-1855

War Department, 1855-1857

War Office, 1857-1964

Physical description: 78 file(s)
Access conditions: Subject to closure for periods up to 75 years

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