ELLIOTT, Col Geoffrey Grahame (1909-1981)

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Papers relating to his military career, 1944-1952, dated [1944-1953], [1960-1980], comprising account of advanceof 2 Bn, Essex Regt through Northern France and Belgium, June-Oct 1944, notably covering the attack on Le Havre, 10 Sep 1944, writtenin [1945], with appendix dated [1960-1980]; account of withdrawal of 2 Infantry Bde from Belgium and Northern France, May 1940,culminating in their evacuation from Dunkirk on 1 Jun 1940, written in [1944-1945]; notes on the allotment and loading of vehicles,Operation OVERLORD, June 1944; map of German defences at Le Havre, issued by [the War Office], 1944; map showing position of 51and 49 Div to the north of Le Havre, 7 Jun 1944, issued by the War Office, 1947; two accounts of the work of 1 Bn, The Queen's OwnRoyal West Kent Regt, in Malaya, 1952, written in [1953].

Administrative / Biographical History

Born in 1909; 2nd Lt, Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regt, 1931; Lt, 1933; ADC to Governor and Commander-in-Chief, Malta, 1936-1938; Capt, 1938; Adjutant, 1938-1940; Maj, 1946; General Staff Officer Grade 1, under Director of Land and Air Warfare, War Office, 1946-1948; Lt Col, 1952; General Staff Officer Grade 1, under Director of Mobile Defence Corps, 1955-1956; honorary Col and retired, 1958; died in 1981.

Arrangement

1 file

Conditions Governing Access

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 http://www.kcl.ac.uk/lhcma/top.htm, and published 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 originalmaterial 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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