The African arms traffic, 1908
Scope and Contents
An article on 'the traffic on the East coast of Africa, with special reference to British Somaliland, and a consideration of the measures which are necessary in order to improve the present unsatisfactory state of affairs'.
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Biographical / Historical
Brigadier-General Montague Leyland Hornby (1870-1948) was born on 23 July 1870. He was educated in Shrewsbury and at the Royal Military College, Sandhurst, before entering the army in 1889. Hornby joined the Punjab Frontier Force, and served on the North West Frontier, India, 1897-1898. He joined the King's African Rifles in East Africa in 1898, and was based in the Somaliland Protectorate from 1902, where he was the local Lieutenant-Colonel, 1904-1907. During the First World War he was Brigade Major, 70th Brigade, 1914-1915, and commanded the 8th Battalion, Yorkshire and Lancashire Regiment, 1915-1916. He was Brigadier-Commander, 1916-1919, and was promoted to Colonel in 1920. He died on 21 November 1948.
1 folder(s) (1 folder (9 pages)) : paper
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Former / Other Reference
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The provenance of the collection is unknown.
This collection level description was created by RAS. The biographical history was compiled with reference to the entry on Montague Hornby in 'Who was who', vol. IV, 1941-1950 (London, 1980), p. 563.
Hornby, Montague Leyland, 1870-1948, Brigadier-General
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