KERRICH, Brig Walter Allan Fitzgerald (1890-1982)

Scope and Content

Scrapbook of his service in France and Belgium, 1914-1917 and Italy, 1917-1918, compiled in 1923 and 1927, including a detailed account of the period Oct 1914-May 1915, notably the first Battle of Ypres, Oct-Nov 1914, written up from letters to his wife, 1914-1915; typescript copies of notes on the operations of 7 Div, Oct-Nov 1914, compiled by the General Staff, 7 Div in [1917-1918]; typescript copies of orders of 231 Field Company, 1916, and 528 Field Company, 1917; account of his service in Italy, 1918, written in 1923; copies of divisional and brigade orders for attack at Ypres, Oct 1917; various maps, 1914-1918; reproductions of photographs, 1918; 'The crossing of the Piave in 1918', article by Kerrich cut from The Royal Engineers Journal, Dec 1927.

Administrative / Biographical History

Born in 1890; 2nd Lt, Royal Engineers, 1910; Lt, 1912; served in France and Belgium, 1914-1917, and Italy, 1917-1918; Capt, 1916; Assistant Instructor in Construction, School of Military Engineering, 1920-1924; Adjutant, 1925-1926; Maj, 1926; Lt Col, 1934; served in Palestine, [1936-1939]; Deputy Chief Engineer, Northern Command, 1939-1940; Col 1937; retired, 1944; died in 1982.


1 volume

Access Information

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

Acquisition Information

Presented to the Centre by the family in 1982.

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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