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Wiltshire Regiment - A letter dated 20th September 1948 from General Sir William Platt to the Director of Infantry to advise that Colonel Reginald Evelyn-Smith will be attending the Regimental Meeting as representative of Past Officers of the Regiment. There is also a letter from Infantry Depot, The Wiltshire Regiment in Devizes to Colonel R. Evelyn-Smith, dated 23rd September 1948. It is regarding forwarding the letter mentioned above.

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1st Bn, Royal Gloucestershire, Berkshire and Wiltshire Regiment - A newspaper cutting (Copyright) about the Adventure training carried out by Private Dean Platton whilst about Exercise ?Pond Jump West? which took place in Canada in July and August 1997.

Person(s): Platton, D, Private;


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1st Bn, Wiltshire Regiment - A telegram from General William Platt to the Battalion welcoming them home in 1959 after a three year tour on the island of Cyprus.

Person(s): Platt, W, General;


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Wiltshire Regiment - Various documents and correspondence covering the period from 1905 to 1960's regarding or belonging to General Sir William Platt. There are 15 folders of documents. They include two booklets, one entitled "The Statutes of the Distinguished Service Order" and the other "Statues of the Order of the British Empire, 1937".There is a Commission to the rank of 2nd Lieutenant awarded to William Platt on 12th August 1905. There is a letter sent on 4th March 1968 from the Ministry of Defence to Lieutenant-General Sir William Platt regarding the Commission mentioned above and a reply to the previous letter sent by General W. Platt on 7th March 1968. There are two letters from the War Office in London to W. Platt, dated 15th and 22nd August 1905 regarding his appointment as a Second Lieutanant,.a nomination and an appointment for 2nd Lieutenant William Platt to be a member of the Distinguished Service Order, awarded by Edward VII on 5th December 1908. ,Ther is one page from "The Overland Mail", dated 27th November 1908. There are handwritten notes regarding The Victory Cup for Cross Country Race held on 16th February 1915, including a list of names of the winning team, a certificate in unknown language, probably awarded to General William Platt for his service in East Africa, a certificate (in its original envelope) awarded to General Sir William Platt by the Minister of National Defence of Belgium stating that Sir Platt, for his service in Belgium in 1940-1945, was appointed "Grand Officier de L'ordre de la Couronne Avec Palme" and was awarded "La Croix de Guerre 1940". There is an invitation to the dinner held on 23rd August 1941, from Emperor of Ethiopia, Haile Sillassie, issued for Lieutenant General Platt and a citation (in its original envelope) for the Grand Cordon of the Order of the Nile for General William Platt, dated 11th August 1942. There is also a translation for the citation and a letter 23th June 1967 which was acompanying it. There is a licence allowing him to wear the Insignia of the First Class of the Order of the Nile, awarded to Lieutenant-General Sir William Platt by King George VI on 7th October 1942. There is an award document granting the dignity of an Additional Knight Grand Cross of the Military Division of the Order of British Empire to Lieutenant General Sir William Platt, dated 1st January 1943 (still in its original envelope). There is also an award document granting the dignity of the Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath to Major General William Platt, dated 20th May 1941 (also in original envelope), an award document granting the dignity of a Companion of the Order of the Bath to Major General Sir William Platt, dated 8th June 1939 and a warrant dispensing with the Ceremony of the Personal Investiture of Major-general W. Platt, as a Knight Commander of the Military Division of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath, given on 30th March 1941. There is a newspaper cutting from "The Times Literary Supplement", dated 21st July 1966, with an article entitled 'The Duce's men', regarding General Platt fighting in East Africa. There are two copies of a letter dated 31st October 1954, it is unsigned but presumably was written by General William Platt, in the letter General is thanking for a gift (a pair of George II Candlestick) received from his comrades on leaving the Army after 24 years of service. There are nine letters written between Colonel Boggis and General W. Platt, dated between 1963 and 1966. They are regarding a meeting on 19th November 1965, Lees Knowles Lectures given by W. Platt at Cambridge University in 1951, lending a "Twin" and the silver candlesticks to the Regimental Museum, a book written by Colonel Barker entitled: "Eritrea 1941"and General's visit to the Regimental Museum in 1966. There is another letter written to Colonel Boggis by General W. Platt, dated 3rd August 1966, regarding Lieutenant Colonel A. J. Barker who was writing a book about the Campaign called Eritrea against Italian East Africa in 1941. There is also a text of a Codicil, dated 21st December 1962, to his Will dated 13th October 1961. There is copy of a letter dated 18th December 1967 from him to Lloyds Bank Ltd which was sent to the Regimental Museum, regarding his medals and decorations which according to his will were left to the Museum. There is a valuation of all the orders, decorations and medals which were the property of General Sir William Platt made by Spink & Son London on the 23rd November 1965. There is also correspondence between Colonel Boggis and Major T.E.B. Pye Smith, 10 letters sent between 1969 and 1972.

Person(s): Platt, W;


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Wiltshire Regiment - An obituary for General Sir William Platt, GBE, KCB, DS), who died in 1976.

Person(s): Platt, W, General;


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2nd Bn, Wiltshire Regiment - Biographical details of Lieutenant General William Platt, Commanding the troops in the Sudan during the 2nd World War. He commanded the 2nd Battalion from 1926.

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A map of the environs of Sevastopol in the Crimea

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49th Regiment A map of the environs of Sevastopol in the Crimea. It was used by Lieutenant A. F. Platt and with a date of the 5th February, 1855.

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Three documents and one letter: l) The appointment of Lieutenant General Sir William Platt as an Officer in the Sudan Defence Force. 2) A Freedom parchment as a Citizen and Fruiterer of London. 3) A newspaper cutting giving a favouirable critique of a book entittled "The Duce's Men"(Copyright) regarding the Campaign in East Africa in 1941. 4) A letter from Haile Selaisse thanking General Platt for the restoration of his throne and capital.

Person(s): Platt, W;


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