Army and War Office Instructions/Schedules for the Destruction/Retention of Documents 1918 to 1923 and Kings Regulations for the Disposal of Documents 1912-1940

1918 Army Demobilisation Instructions dealing with Correspondence, Documents, Files, Army Forms, Books, Stationery and Typewriters (Part One, November 1918).

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1919 Instructions – Amendments to the Demobilisation Instructions dealing with Records and Correspondence (issued with Army Orders 1 June 1919).

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Army Council Instructions 145 and 773 of 1920 (First mentions of the C2 Disposal of Records Section at Isleworth)

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1919 Schedule of ‘Public Records – War Office (Army Units and Formations): Schedule containing a list and particulars of certain classes of Documents which have accrued and may accrue in Units and Formations of the British Army and which are not of sufficient public value to justify their preservation in the Public Record Office (submitted to Parliament November 1919 and printed December 1919).’

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1923 Schedule of “Public Records – War Office: Schedule containing a list and particulars of certain classes of Documents existing or accruing in the Office of His Majesty’s Principal Secretary of State for War which are not considered of sufficient public value to justify their preservation in the Public Record Office’ and 1922 ‘War Office Destruction Schedule …Part III’.

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King’s Regulations 1912-1940 – Disposal of Documents