GIBSON, Brig Arthur Blair (1894-1986)

Scope and Content

Personal diaries relating to Gibson's service with 15 (Service) Bn, (1 Glasgow) Highland Light Infantry and 4 Army Intelligence Section, on the Western Front during World War One, 1915-1917; war diary and photograph album of a tour of duty with 56 Frontier Force Rifles (2 Bn, 13 Frontier Force Rifles) in Asad Khal and Razmak, North West Frontier, India, 1922-1923; unofficial war history of the 56 Frontier Force Rifles from 1942-1946, [1951].

Administrative / Biographical History

Born 1894; educated Kelvinside Academy, Glasgow, Scotland, Universities of Bonn, Germany, and Glasgow; temporary Lt in 15 (Service) Bn, (1 Glasgow) Highland Light Infantry; served in World War One, 1914-1918; temporary Capt, 1914-1917; Lt, 1916; Intelligence Section, 4 Army, Feb-Mar 1917; Lt in Indian army, 1917; Capt, 1919; service on the North West Frontier, India; Adjutant 56 Frontier Force Rifles, India; General Staff Officer, Grade 2, India, 1931-1932; Brevet Maj, 1932; Brig Maj, India, 1932-1935; Maj, 1933; Brevet Lt Col, 1937; Lt Col, 13 Frontier Force Rifles, 1938; General Staff Officer, Grade 1 and temporary Col, 1940; acting Brig, 1940; died 1986.


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Access Information

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

Acquisition Information

Presented to the Centre by the family in 1988, with a further accession in 1989.

Other Finding Aids

Summary guide entry on-line at, and detailed catalogue available 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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