BARNETSON, Maj Gen James Craw (1907-1984)

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

'The medical services in an armoured division', a reprint of an article from the Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps, Jul 1950; 'The unexpected', an article on the surrender of the German Medical Base of the Army Group, South East in Austria in 1945, [1950]; medical instructions for the initial treatment of radiation injury,1958; a text of a speech on the current situation and plans for future development in the Royal Army Medical Corps, [1961].

Administrative / Biographical History

Born in 1907; Lt, Royal Army Medical Corps, 1931; Capt, 1934; Adjt, Territorial Army, 1938; Deputy Assistant Director of Medical Services, Territorial Army, 1938-1940; Maj, 1941; Staff College, Camberley, 1942; Assistant Director of Medical Services, Air Force Headquarters, 1942-1943; Assistant Director of Medical Services, 6 Armoured Div 1943-1946; Assistant Director of Medical Services, Scottish Command 1946-1947; Lt Col, 1947; Assistant Director General of Army Medical Services, War Office 1947-1950; Joint Staff College, Latimer 1950; Assistant Director of Medical Services, 11 Armoured Div, 1951; Assistant Director of Medical Services, SHAPE, 1951-1953; Officer Commanding, Commonwealth Military Hospital, Japan, 1953-1954; Assistant Director of Medical Services, General HQ, East Africa,1954-1957; Col, 1955; Assistant Director of Medical Services, 6 Armoured Div, 1958-1959; Commandant, Field Training Centre, Royal Army Medical Corps, and Headquarters, Army Emergency Reserve, Royal Army Medical Corps, Mytchett, 1959-1960; Deputy Director of Medical Services, Northern Command, 1960-1961; Maj Gen, 1961; Director General of Army Medical Services, War Office, 1961-1964; Director of Medical Services, HQ, British Army on the Rhine, 1964-1966; Honorary Physician to the Queen, 1961-1966; retired, 1966; Col Commandant, Royal Army Medical Corps, 1968-1972; died in 1984.

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 1984.

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.

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