HARDY-ROBERTS, Brig Sir Geoffrey (Paul) (1907-1997)

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Two typescript copy letters home by Hardy-Roberts, written from British Red Cross Commission, the Netherlands, 6 May 1945, describing in detail the local reaction to the German surrender.

Administrative / Biographical History

Born 1907; educated at Eton and the Royal Military College, Sandhurst; commissioned into the 9 (Queen's Royal) Lancers, 1926; served in India; Lt, 1929; Adjutant, 1933-1935; stationed in Edinburgh and Tidworth, Wiltshire, 1933-1937; Capt, 1935; retired from Army, 1937; Member of London County Council, 1938-1945; served in World War Two, 1939-1945; Lt Col, 1941; awarded OBE, 1941; service in Western Desert, Sicily and Italy, 1941-1944; War Substantive Lt Col, 1943; temporary Brig, 1943; Chief of Staff to Gen Sir Miles Christopher Dempsey, General Officer Commanding 2 Army, 21 Army Group, 1943-1945; awarded CBE, 1944; served in North West Europe, 1944-1945; awarded CB, 1945; Officer, US Legion of Merit, 1945; Conservative candidate for Wimbledon in General Election, 1945; Secretary-Superintendent of Middlesex Hospital, 1946-1967; Justice of the Peace, West Sussex, 1960; Deputy Lieutenant, West Sussex (formerly Sussex), 1964; High Sheriff, Sussex, 1965; Master of HM's Household, 1967-1973; Extra Equerry to the Queen, 1967-1997; created KCVO, 1972; Deputy Chairman, King Edward VII Hospital, Midhurst, West Sussex, 1972-1982; Member of West Sussex Area Health Authority, 1974-1982; died 1997.

Arrangement

1 file

Conditions Governing Access

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

Acquisition Information

Placed in the Centre by Maj Gen Thomas Anthony Boam in 1999.

Note

Date of compilation: Aug 1999

Other Finding Aids

Summary guide entry available on-line at http://www.kcl.ac.uk/lhcma/top.htm, and in hard copy in the 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.

Related Material

The papers of Gen Sir Richard Nugent O'Connor contain a letter from Hardy-Roberts, Headquarters 2 Army, relating to the mail service for the Belgian Bde, 23 Oct 1944 (Ref: O'Connor 5/3/74).

Additional Information

Date of compilation: Aug 1999

Geographical Names