MARNHAM, Brig Geoffrey (1906-1988)

Scope and Content

Papers relating to Marnham's life and career, 1916-1954, including twelve printed maps of Kashmir and Jammu, India, dated 1916-1933, with printed booklet entitled Notes for visitors to Kashmir (Pratap Government Press, India, 1933); printed programme for film Mons, 1924; twenty two captioned photographs relating to service in Peshawar and Nowshera, India, 1928-1935; typescript 'Report on operations in Greece', 4 Infantry Bde, 3 Mar-28 Apr 1941, with two printed maps of Greece [1941]; typescript official report 'The operations of the 50th (Northumbrian) Division in the Sicilian campaign, July and August 1943', with photograph of the memorial to 1 Durham Infantry Bde, Ponte Primosole, Sicily, 1943; typescript training notes by Maj Gen Charles Falkland Loewen, General Officer Commanding 1 Infantry Div, Mar 1945; printed booklet entitled Notes on the blockade of Berlin 1948. From a British viewpoint in Berlin (Headquarters, British Troops, Berlin, Germany, 1948); group photograph of the Warrant Officers and Sergeants, 62 Heavy Anti Aircraft Regt, Royal Artillery, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, Sep 1951; printed booklet containing list of members of 50 (Northumbrian) Div Officers Dining Club, Aug 1954.

Administrative / Biographical History

Born 1906; service with Territorial Army [1926-1927]; commissioned into Royal Artillery, 1927; service with 3 Light Battery, Royal Artillery, India, 1928-1931; Lt, 1930; served in India, [1931-1940]; service with 14 (Rajputana) Mountain Battery, Royal Artillery, India, 1935; service on North West Frontier, India, 1936-1937; Capt, 1938; Adjutant, 21 Mountain Regt, Royal Artillery, Peshawar, India, 1938-1940; served in World War Two, 1939-1945; service in Greece, 1941; Commanding Officer, 74 Field Regt, Royal Artillery, 50 (Northumbrian) Div, Sicily, Jul-Aug 1943; awarded MC, 1943; Maj, 1944; temporary Lt Col, 1948; served with British Troops in Berlin, Germany, during Berlin airlift, 1948; awarded OBE [1948]; Lt Col, 1949; Commanding Officer, 62 Heavy Anti Aircraft Regt, Royal Artillery, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, 1951; Col, 1952; retired as Hon Brig, 1953; died 1988.


The collection is arranged in chronological order.

Access Information

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

Acquisition Information

Placed in the Centre by the family in 1993.

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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