BOWRING, Maj Gen John Humphrey Stephen (b 1913)

Scope and Content

Photocopy of a report on role of engineers of Far East Land Forces in Borneo, 1963, following the Brunei rebellion, 1962; and photocopy of a directive relating to recruitment and training within the Engineering Corps, 1968.

Administrative / Biographical History

Born in 1913; educated at Downside, Royal Military Academy Woolwich and Trinity College, Cambridge; commissioned into the army in 1933; served in Palestine, 1936; India, 1937-40; Middle East, 1940-42; and India and Burma, 1942-46; British Military Mission to Greece, 1947-1950; UK, 1951-1955; Commander, Royal Engineers, 17 Gurkha Division, Malaya, 1955-1958; Col, General Staff, War Office, 1958-1961; Brig and Chief Engineer, Far East Land Forces, 1961-1964; Brigadier General Staff, Ministry of Defence, 1964-1965; Engineer-in-Chief, 1965-1968; Col, Gurkha Engineers, 1966-1971; Col Commandant, Royal Engineers, 1968-1973.


Arranged chronologically.

Access Information

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

Acquisition Information

Placed in the Centre by Bowring in 1991.

Other Finding Aids

Summary guide available on-line at, and in hard copy in the Centre's reading room.

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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