EBBUTT, Lt Col Wilfrid Alick (d 1987)

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Papers and photographs relating to Ebbutt's career, 1944-1946, including Senior Bombardment Liaison Officer's notebook containing manuscript accounts and technical notes on shore bombardment and targets engaged by ships lying off southernFrance, 1944-1945; Senior Bombardment Liaison Officer's diary, 1944-1945; notebook with manuscript notes by British Naval LiaisonOfficer [1944], with three photographs of a RN destroyer (Pennant number, G86). Printed booklet in French entitled 'La Premiere DivisionFranaise Libre' [1945]. Citation of the award of the French Croix de Guerre with Silver Star to Ebbutt, and related papers, 1945. Photograph of Ebbutt receiving the US Legion of Merit from US Col Claude M Thiele, Commanding Officer, US Army London AreaOffice, 1946, with related papers 1945. Copy of published booklet Soldier, sailor, compiled by Geoffrey Sanders (The BombardmentUnits Association, Gloucester, 1946).

Administrative / Biographical History

2nd Lt, 1936; service with Royal Artillery, Territorial Army, 1936-1945; service with 59 (Home Counties)(Cinque Ports) Field Bde, Royal Artillery, Territorial Army, 1938; served at Headquarters, 61 (North Midland) Field Regt, Royal Artillery,Territorial Army, 1939; Lt and temporary Capt, 1939; Senior Bombardment Liaison Officer, No 2 Combined Operations BombardmentUnit, attached to 4 Bde, 1 Div Free French Army and 421 Field Artillery Group, US Army, serving in southern France and Italy,1944-1945.

Arrangement

1 file, 3 volumes

Conditions Governing Access

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

Acquisition Information

Placed in the Centre by the family in 1988.

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.

Conditions Governing Use

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, may be provided 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.