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Papers of E.J. 'Timber' Wood relating to the Horn of Africa

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MS. 15016

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Records of service, references and commendations for Edward Joshua 'Timber' Wood during his service in the Eritrea Police Force and the Desert Locust Service, with thirteen photographs of him in Eritrea, 1948-1956.

Dates

  • 1948-1956

Extent

1 box

Language of Materials

English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. 15106].
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Shelfmark:

MS. 15016

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 15016

Overview

Papers of E.J. 'Timber' Wood relating to the Horn of Africa

Biographical / Historical

Edward Joshua Wood, known as Timber, served in the Grenadier Guards before working for Essex and Glamorgan Police Services from 1932 until 1938. After war-time service in the army he joined the military administration in the Dodecanese in 1946 where he worked in the prisons service. He transferred to the Eritrea Police Force in May 1947 and served until October 1950, being seconded to British Somaliland for some months in 1948. From October 1950 until July 1956 Wood worked for the Desert Locust Service in East Africa.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated to the Bodleian Library in 2018.
Title
Catalogue of the papers of E.J. 'Timber' Wood relating to the Horn of Africa
Status
Completed
Author
Finding aid prepared by Lucy McCann
Date
2018
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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