LUMLEY, Lt Col Richard Francis (1909-1994)

Scope and Content

Photocopy of 'From carriage to Concorde', typescript memoir covering his life and career, 1917-1981, notably his military service in Gibraltar and India, 1930-[1932], in the UK, 1940-1943, and in India, 1943-1945, including an account of the explosion of the US ammunition ship FORT STIKINE, Bombay, Apr 1944, his work for the Abbey Road Building Society, [1932-1934], as a salesman, 1936-1940, and in the brewing industry, 1945-1960, written in 1981.

Administrative / Biographical History

Born in 1909; gazetted to Supplementary Reserve commission, Queen's Royal Regt, 1928; commissioned into North Staffordshire Regt, 1930; served briefly in Gibraltar and India before resigning in [1932]; worked for the Abbey Road Building Society, [1932-1934]; salesman, Coca Cola Company, 1936-1937, and H P Bulmer and Company Limited, 1937-1940; commissioned into South Staffordshire Regt, 1940; served in UK, 1940-1943, and India, 1943-1945; worked for various brewers, 1945-1960, notably Bulmers and Taylor Walker and Company; died in 1984.


Single item

Access Information

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

Acquisition Information

Copy made by the Centre in 1995 from original loaned by the family.

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.