WELDON, Brig Hamilton Edward Crosdill (1910-1985)

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

'Drama in Malta, a personal flashback', Weldon's account of his service in Malta, 1939-1943, based on notes made in 1939-1943, printed by Printing and Stationery Service, British Army of the Rhine, [1945]. 'A collection of Field Marshal Montgomery's personal messages to 21 Army Group, Normandy to the Baltic, 1944-1945', printed by Printing and Stationery Services, 21 Army Group, [1945].

Administrative / Biographical History

Born in 1910; educated at Charterhouse School and Royal Military Academy, Woolwich; 2nd Lt, Royal Artillery, 1930; Lt, 1933; Capt, 1938; Adjutant, 1939-1940; Bde Maj, Malta, 1941; General Staff Officer Grade 1, Malta, 1941-1943; Staff College, Camberley, 1943-1944; Deputy Assistant Quartermaster General, later Assistant Quartermaster General, SHAEF, 1944-1945; General Staff Officer Grade 1, later Assistant Adjutant and Quartermaster General, HQ 21 Army Group, 1945; Assistant Quartermaster General, British Army of the Rhine, 1944-1946; Assistant Quartermaster General, HQ Southern Command, 1948-1951; British Army of the Rhine, 1951-1952; Col on Staff of SHAPE, 1952-1953; Command of 22 Light Anti-Aircraft Regt, Germany, 1953-1955; Assistant Quartermaster General, War Office, 1955-1958; Commander, 33 Anti-Aircraft Bde, 1958-1960; Commandant, School of Artillery, 1960-1962; ADC to the Queen, 1961-1962; Secretary, County of London Territorial and Auxiliary Forces Association, 1962-1968, and Greater London Territorial Auxiliary and Volunteer Reserve Association, 1968-1974; died in 1985.

Arrangement

2 volumes.

Conditions Governing Access

Open, subject to signature of reader's undertaking form.

Acquisition Information

Presented to the Centre by Weldon in 1982.

Other Finding Aids

Summary guide available on-line at http://www.kcl.ac.uk/lhcma/top.htm, and in hard copy in the Centre's reading room.

Alternative Form Available

Library, Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst.

Conditions Governing Use

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, may be supplied for research use only. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Trustees of the Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives, attention of the Director of Archive Services.

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