MARKS, Brig (Robert) Neville (Falkiner) (1901-1944)

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Papers and photographs relating to his life and career, [1915]-1944, dated [1915-1920], 1930, 1944-1945 and 1963, principally comprising newspaper cuttings concerning his air crash in Burma, 1944, and letters of condolence to his wife, 1944.

Administrative / Biographical History

Born in 1901; educated at St George's School, Harpenden and Royal Military College, Sandhurst; joined 3 Gurkha Rifles, [1923]; employed in Royal West African Frontier Force, 1928-1934; Staff Officer, Training Directorate, General HQ, India Command,1939; Instructor, Staff College, Quetta, 1940-1941; Bde Maj, Nowshera Bde, India, 1941-1942; worked in Operations Directorate, General HQ, India Command, 1942-1943, where he was closely involved in planning of Gen Orde Charles Wingate's first Chindit operation in Burma, 1943; Senior Administrative Assistant to Wingate, Special Force (Chindit) HQ, India Command, 1943-1944; killed in air crash, Burma, May 1944.

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 1987.

Other Finding Aids

Summary guide entry on-line at http://www.kcl.ac.uk/iss/archives/cats/, 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 for Archive Services.