WILSON, Maj Walter Gordon (1874-1957)

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Copies of pages from Sir Albert Stern's Tanks, 1914-1918: the log book of a pioneer (1919), with annotations by Wilson, 1920.

Administrative / Biographical History

Born 1874; educated HMS BRITANNIA and King's College Cambridge; member of Institution of Civil Engineers; worked as designer of motor cars; joined Royal Naval Air Service [1914]; served as Lt in Armoured Car Div, RN, 1914; worked for Landships Committee on design of armoured fighting vehicles; Chief of Design, Mechanical Warfare Department, War Office, 1916-1918; with Sir William Tritton worked with Lt Col Sir Albert Gerald Stern on the design of first tank, 1915-1916; temporary Maj Tank Corps, 1916; awarded CMG, 1918; member of Special Vehicle Development Committee, Ministry of Supply [1939-1942]; died 1957.

Arrangement

1 file.

Conditions Governing Access

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

Acquisition Information

Purchased by the Centre in 1977.

Other Finding Aids

Summary guide available on-line at http://www.kcl.ac.uk/lhcma/top.htm, 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.

Related Material

Clwyd Record Office (Buddicom papers)

The Centre holds the papers of Lt Col Sir Albert Gerald Stern (GB 99 KCLMA Stern). Wilson's obituary is held in the Liddell Hart papers at 9/28/59.