Official: Ministry of Munitions

Reference code: CHAR 15

Part of: CHAR
Next record: CHAR 16
Previous record: CHAR 14

Date: 1917 - 1919

Scope/content:

This class contains 165 files of papers relating to WSC's time as Minister of Munitions, 17 July 1917 to 10 Jan 1919. The papers are not arranged chronologically, but in groups. Under WSC the Ministry was re-organised into ten divisions, each represented on the Munitions Council and identified with a single letter. This pattern provided a natural method of arranging the bulk of the records, but a degree of overlap between the divisions was unavoidable. The Ministry was organised as follows: A Allies or Air D Inventions and Design E Engineering, including tanks F Finance G Guns L Labour M Materials P (also ) O Projectiles R Requirements and Statistics S Steel and Iron X Explosives Chemical Warfare, which had a very varied existence, has been arranged separately The general outline of the arrangement of the class is: 1. Papers relating to subjects or bodies within or attached to the Ministry but outside the alphabetical divisions, including those relating to the period before WSC's appointment (Files 1-29) 2. Papers relating to external bodies (Files 30-39) 3. The Munitions Council (Files 40-47) 4. The Divisions in alphabetical order (Files 48-154) 5. An incomplete set of the Minister's registered correspondence and minutes, which came to light after the arrangement had been completed.

Contained records

Reference Record Date
CHAR 15/1 Official: Munitions. 02 Jul 1917 - 20 Sep 1918
CHAR 15/2 Official: Munitions. 10 Jul 1917 - Sep 1918
CHAR 15/3 Official: Munitions. 12 Dec 1917 - 14 Dec 1917
CHAR 15/4 Official: Munitions. Feb 1918 - Mar 1918
CHAR 15/5 Official: Munitions. 01 May 1918 - 31 Jul 1918
CHAR 15/6 Official: Munitions. 01 Oct 1918 - 31 Oct 1918
CHAR 15/7 Official: Munitions. 14 Oct 1916 - Jan 1917
CHAR 15/8 Official: Munitions. 20 Oct 1917 - 29 Nov 1917
CHAR 15/9 Official: Munitions. 26 Jan 1918 - 24 Jul 1918
CHAR 15/10 Official: Munitions. 11 Sep 1917 - 28 Dec 1917
CHAR 15/11A-B Official: Munitions. 07 Jan 1917 - 31 Jul 1918
CHAR 15/12 Official: Munitions. 07 Nov 1917 - 20 Dec 1917
CHAR 15/13 Official: Munitions. 03 Jan 1918 - 14 Mar 1918
CHAR 15/14 Official: Munitions. 18 Apr 1918 - 31 Oct 1918
CHAR 15/15 Official: Munitions. Nov 1918
CHAR 15/16 Official: Munitions. 06 Nov 1918 - 06 Dec 1918
CHAR 15/17 Official: Munitions. 06 Nov 1918 - 31 Dec 1918
CHAR 15/18 Official: Munitions. 07 Nov 1918 - 31 Dec 1918
CHAR 15/19 Official: Munitions. Dec 1916 - Jun 1918
CHAR 15/20 Official: Munitions. 01 Jan 1917 - 31 Dec 1917
CHAR 15/21 Official: Munitions. 03 Apr 1917 - 31 Aug 1917
CHAR 15/22 Official: Munitions. 03 Jul 1917 - 31 Dec 1917
CHAR 15/23 Official: Munitions. 01 Jan 1918 - 12 Nov 1918
CHAR 15/24 Official: Munitions. 09 May 1917 - 31 Dec 1917
CHAR 15/25 Official: Munitions. 01 Jan 1918 - 31 Dec 1918
CHAR 15/26 Official: Munitions. 17 Dec 1917 - 18 Mar 1918
CHAR 15/27 Official: Munitions. 01 Jan 1918 - 31 Dec 1918
CHAR 15/28 Official: Munitions. 01 Aug 1918 - 31 Dec 1918
CHAR 15/29 Official: Munitions. 13 Sep 1917 - 11 Sep 1918
CHAR 15/30 Official: Munitions. 21 Jun 1916 - 22 Jun 1916
CHAR 15/31 Official: Munitions. 12 Jul 1917 - 30 Sep 1917
CHAR 15/32 Official: Munitions. 01 Oct 1917 - 31 Dec 1918
CHAR 15/33 Official: Munitions. 01 Jan 1918 - 31 May 1918
CHAR 15/34 Official: Munitions. 01 Jun 1918 - 31 Dec 1918
CHAR 15/35 Official: Munitions. 14 May 1918 - 12 Jul 1918
CHAR 15/36 Official: Munitions. Apr 1917
CHAR 15/37 Official: Munitions. 16 Jul 1918 - 17 Jul 1918
CHAR 15/38 Official: Munitions. 10 Aug 1918 - 23 Nov 1918
CHAR 15/39 Official: Munitions. Dec 1917 - 28 Feb 1918
CHAR 15/40 Official: Munitions. 01 Jan 1917 - 31 Dec 1917
CHAR 15/41 Official: Munitions. 14 Nov 1917 - 21 May 1918
CHAR 15/42 Official: Munitions. 10 Jul 1917 - 19 Sep 1917
CHAR 15/43 Official: Munitions. 01 Nov 1917 - 31 Jan 1918
CHAR 15/44 Official: Munitions. 26 Jul 1917 - 31 Oct 1918
CHAR 15/45 Official: Munitions. Jul 1917 - 31 Oct 1918
CHAR 15/46 Official: Munitions. Jul 1917 - 31 Oct 1918
CHAR 15/47 Official: Munitions. Jul 1917 - 08 Nov 1917
CHAR 15/48 Official: Munitions. 24 Jul 1917 - May 1918
CHAR 15/49 Official: Munitions. Jul 1917 - 31 Dec 1917
CHAR 15/50A-B Official: Munitions. 01 Apr 1917 - 31 Jul 1917
CHAR 15/51 Official: Munitions. 01 Aug 1917 - 31 Aug 1917
CHAR 15/52 Official: Munitions. 01 Sep 1917 - 31 Dec 1917
CHAR 15/53 Official: Munitions. 01 Jan 1918 - 30 Apr 1918
CHAR 15/54 Official: Munitions. 01 May 1918 - 31 Jan 1919
CHAR 15/55 Official: Munitions. 01 Nov 1917 - 16 Jan 1918
CHAR 15/56 Official: Munitions. 12 Feb 1917 - 12 Sep 1917
CHAR 15/57 Official: Munitions. 21 May 1917 - 31 Dec 1917
CHAR 15/58 Official: Munitions. 01 Jan 1918 - 30 Apr 1918
CHAR 15/59 Official: Munitions. 01 May 1918 - 31 Dec 1918
CHAR 15/60 Official: Munitions. 12 Jul 1918 - 24 Aug 1918
CHAR 15/61 Official: Munitions. 06 Feb 1918 - 29 May 1918
CHAR 15/62 Official: Munitions. 12 Jun 1918 - 18 Sep 1918
CHAR 15/63 Official: Munitions. 02 Oct 1918 - 11 Dec 1918
CHAR 15/64 Official: Munitions. 02 Oct 1918 - 11 Dec 1918
CHAR 15/65 Official: Munitions. Feb 1918
CHAR 15/66 Official: Munitions. 07 Sep 1917 - Sep 1918
CHAR 15/67 Official: Munitions. 1918
CHAR 15/68 Official: Munitions. 1918
CHAR 15/69 Official: Munitions. 1918
CHAR 15/70 Official: Munitions. 01 Jan 1917 - 31 Dec 1918
CHAR 15/71 Official: Munitions. 31 Jul 1917 - 26 Oct 1917
CHAR 15/72 Official: Munitions. Jun 1918 - 31 Dec 1918
CHAR 15/73 Official: Munitions. 24 Jul 1917
CHAR 15/74 Official: Munitions. Aug 1917
CHAR 15/75 Official: Munitions. Aug 1917 - Jun 1918
CHAR 15/76 Official: Munitions. 01 Mar 1918
CHAR 15/77 Official: Munitions. 22 Feb 1917 - Jun 1918
CHAR 15/78 Official: Munitions. 12 Nov 1917 - 09 Jan 1918
CHAR 15/79 Official: Munitions. 01 Jan 1918 - 30 Apr 1918
CHAR 15/80 Official: Munitions. 01 May 1918 - 31 Aug 1918
CHAR 15/81 Official: Munitions. 01 Sep 1918 - 30 Nov 1918
CHAR 15/82 Official: Munitions. 18 Jul 1917 - 28 Jan 1918
CHAR 15/83 Official: Munitions. 09 Nov 1917 - 30 Nov 1917
CHAR 15/84 Official: Munitions. 30 Jul 1917 - 31 Dec 1917
CHAR 15/85 Official: Munitions. Jun 1917 - Nov 1917
CHAR 15/86A-B Official: Munitions. Sep 1917 - 31 May 1918
CHAR 15/87 Official: Munitions. 01 Jun 1918 - 30 Nov 1918
CHAR 15/88 Official: Munitions. 29 May 1917 - 30 Sep 1917
CHAR 15/89 Official: Munitions. 28 Feb 1918 - 29 Jun 1918
CHAR 15/90 Official: Munitions. 06 Jul 1918 - 02 Nov 1918
CHAR 15/91 Official: Munitions. 21 Aug 1918 - 31 Dec 1918
CHAR 15/92 Official: Munitions. 17 Sep 1918 - 31 Dec 1918
CHAR 15/93 Official: Munitions. 08 Aug 1918
CHAR 15/94 Official: Munitions. Oct 1917 - 30 Sep 1918
CHAR 15/95 Official: Munitions. Oct 1917 - 30 Sep 1918
CHAR 15/96 Official: Munitions. Oct 1917 - 30 Sep 1918
CHAR 15/97 Official: Munitions. 1915 - Apr 1915
CHAR 15/98 Official: Munitions. Jan 1916 - Dec 1918
CHAR 15/99 Official: Munitions. Aug 1917
CHAR 15/100 Official: Munitions. 07 Oct 1918 - 27 Nov 1918
CHAR 15/101 Official: Munitions. Mar 1918
CHAR 15/102 Official: Munitions. Aug 1917 - Dec 1918
CHAR 15/103 Official: Munitions. Jul 1917 - Dec 1918
CHAR 15/104 Official: Munitions. Apr 1918 - Jun 1918
CHAR 15/105 Official: Munitions. Jul 1917
CHAR 15/106 Official: Munitions. Mar 1917 - 31 Dec 1917
CHAR 15/107 Official: Munitions. 01 Jan 1918 - 31 Dec 1918
CHAR 15/108 Official: Mutinous. Sep 1917 - Oct 1917
CHAR 15/109 Official: Munitions. Mar 1917 - Nov 1917
CHAR 15/110 Official: Munitions. Nov 1917 - Dec 1918
CHAR 15/111 Official: Munitions. [Dec] 1917 - Feb 1918
CHAR 15/112 Official: Munitions. Oct 1917 - Feb. 1918
CHAR 15/113 Official: Munitions. Mar 1918
CHAR 15/114 Official: Munitions. Jan 1918 - Mar 1918
CHAR 15/115 Official: Munitions. Jan 1918 - Apr 1918
CHAR 15/116 Official: Munitions. Mar 1918 - Apr 1918
CHAR 15/117 Official: Munitions. Jun 1918 - Jul 1918
CHAR 15/118 Official: Munitions. [Jan] 1918 - Jul 1918
CHAR 15/119 Official: Munitions. Mar 1917 - Sep 1918
CHAR 15/120 Official: Munitions. May 1917 - Dec 1917
CHAR 15/121 Official: Munitions. Mar 1918 - Sep 1918
CHAR 15/122 Official: Munitions. Oct 1917 - Jan 1918
CHAR 15/123 Official: Munitions. Aug 1917 - Jan 1918
CHAR 15/124 Official: Munitions. 1917
CHAR 15/125 Official: Munitions. Jul 1917 - Dec 1917
CHAR 15/126 Official: Munitions. Jul 1917 - Jul 1918
CHAR 15/127 Official: Munitions. 1918
CHAR 15/128 Official: Munitions. 1918
CHAR 15/129 Official: Munitions. Sep 1917 - Jun 1918
CHAR 15/130 Official: Munitions. 1917 - 1918
CHAR 15/131 Official: Munitions. Apr 1917 - Dec 1917
CHAR 15/132 Official: Munitions. Jan 1918 - Dec 1918
CHAR 15/133 Official: Munitions. Jul 1917 - Dec 1917
CHAR 15/134 Official: Munitions. Jan 1918 - Nov 1918
CHAR 15/135 Official: Munitions. Jul 1918
CHAR 15/136 Official: Munitions. Aug 1917 - Dec 1917
CHAR 15/137 Official: Munitions. Jan 1918 - Dec 1918
CHAR 15/138 Official: Munitions. Jun 1918 - Dec 1918
CHAR 15/139 Official: Munitions. Feb 1917 - Dec 1917
CHAR 15/140 Official: Munitions. Feb 1917 - Jul 1917
CHAR 15/141 Official: Munitions. Jul 1917 - Dec 1917
CHAR 15/142 Official: Munitions. Feb 1918
CHAR 15/143 Official: Munitions. Feb 1918
CHAR 15/144 Official: Munitions. Aug 1917 - Dec 1917
CHAR 15/145 Official: Munitions. Jan 1918 - Jun 1918
CHAR 15/146 Official: Munitions. 01 Jan 1918 - 30 Nov 1918
CHAR 15/147 Official: Munitions. 26 Jun 1917 - 22 Oct 1917
CHAR 15/148 Official: Munitions. 23 Oct 1917 - 19 Dec 1917
CHAR 15/149 Official: Munitions. 20 Dec 1917 - 19 Dec 1918
CHAR 15/150 Official: Munitions. 17 Sep 1917
CHAR 15/151 Official: Munitions. Dec 1918 - Aug 1919
CHAR 15/152 Official: Munitions. Nov 1918 - Aug 1919
CHAR 15/153 Official: Munitions. Nov 1918 - Aug 1919
CHAR 15/154 Official: Munitions. 1920 - 1922
CHAR 15/155A-C Official: Munitions: WSC's registered correspondence and minutes as Minister of Munitions, 1-200. Jul 1917 - Sep 1917
CHAR 15/156 Official: Munitions. Sep 1917 - Oct 1917
CHAR 15/157A-C Official: Munitions. Oct 1917 - Nov 1917
CHAR 15/158 Official: Munitions. Nov 1917 - Dec 1917
CHAR 15/159 Official: Munitions. 1917
CHAR 15/160A-B Official: Munitions. Jan 1918 - Feb 1918
CHAR 15/161A-C Official: Munitions:. Feb 1918 - Mar 1918
CHAR 15/162A-B Official: Munitions. Apr 1918 - May 1918
CHAR 15/163 Offficial: Munitions. May 1918 - Jun 1918
CHAR 15/164A-B Official: Munitions: WSC's registered correspondence and minutes as Minister of Munitions, Nos 501-600. Mar 1918 - Jul 1918
CHAR 15/165 Official: Munitions. Jan 1918 - Jul 1918