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Harold and Geoffrey Amery, 1880 - 1947

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 6/4

Scope and Contents

Correspondence, photographs, diaries and papers of LSA's younger brothers, including Harold Amery's intelligence papers from the Sudan, and a large number of photographs from the Sudan and Malaya [later Malaysia].


  • Creation: 1880 - 1947

Conditions Governing Access

From the Fonds:

The papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.

Biographical / Historical

Geoffrey Amery (known as "Jugs") was born in 1875, two years after LSA. He served in the Malay States Civil Service, at Perak, but retired shortly before the outbreak of the First World War due to ill health. He spent some time in Central Europe on his return from Malaya and was interned when war broke out at Ruhleben prisoner-of-war camp in Germany. He died of peritonitis brought on by typhoid on 20 July 1918.

Harold Amery was the youngest Amery brother, born in 1877. He was educated at Harrow and Sandhurst, then joined the 1st Battalion Royal Highlanders (the Black Watch) in 1897. He served in India for four years, then was seconded to the Egyptian Army in 1901, serving mainly as Assistant Director of Intelligence and Sudan Agent until 1911. During this time he translated a work from Hindustani into Arabic, published a lexicon of colloquial Arabic of the Sudan and also "Aids to Arabic" in 1911. He was admitted to Staff Officer training at Camberley in 1912, and commanded a company in 1914 on the retreat from Mons [France]. He was wounded in September 1914, returned to the front on 1 November at Ypres [Belgium] and was wounded again on the 2nd November leading a counter-attack, for which he was mentioned in dispatches. He died on 24 November 1915, following a long illness caused by the wounds suffered at Ypres.


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Finding aid date

2003-04-22 17:00:38+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

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