WHEELER, Maj Gen (Thomas) Norman (Samuel) (1915-1990)

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

'Notes on tactical lessons of the Palestine Rebellion, 1936' (Security B272), compiled from extracts from General Officer Commanding 5 Div's report on operations in Palestine in 1936, issued by the War Office, 1937, with covering letter to the Centre, 1990.

Administrative / Biographical History

Born in 1915; educated at St Helen's College, Southsea and Royal Military College, Sandhurst; commissioned into Royal Ulster Rifles, 1935; served in Palestine, 1937-1939; Lt, 1938; Adjutant, 1940-1941; General Staff Officer Grade 3, Canadian Corps HQ, 1941; Bde Maj, 38 Irish Bde, 1941-1942; Capt, 1943; Deputy Assistant Adjutant and Quartermaster General, Middle East Land Forces, 1942-1943; Deputy Adjutant and Quartermaster General, Sudan, 1943; Assistant Quartermaster General, General HQ, Middle East Land Forces, 1943-1944; served with British Military Mission to Albania, 1943-1944, and 2nd Bn, Royal Ulster Rifles, 1944-1945; Assistant Adjutant and Quartermaster General, Airborne Division, Palestine, 1945-1948; Maj, 1948; Military Assistant to Adjutant General to the Forces, War Office, 1949-1950; General Staff Officer Grade 1, UK Services Liaison Staff, Australia, 1951-1952; General Staff Officer Grade 1 and Col, General Staff, HQ Northern Army Group and HQ, British Army of the Rhine, 1954-1957; Lt Col, 1958; Col, General Staff, British Army of the Rhine; commanded 1 Bn, Royal Ulster Rifles, Cyprus, 1958-1959; commanded 39 Infantry Bde Group, Northern Ireland, 1960-1962; Chief of Staff, 1 (British) Corps, British Army of the Rhine, 1962-1963; General Officer Commanding 2 Div, 1964-1966; Chief of Staff, Contingencies Planning, SHAPE, 1966-1969; Chief of Staff, HQ, British Army of the Rhine, 1969-1971; retired, 1971; died in 1990.

Arrangement

1 file.

Conditions Governing Access

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

Acquisition Information

Presented to the Centre by Wheeler in 1990.

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.

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