BLAGROVE, Capt Peter (1889-1969)

Scope and Content

Copies of papers relating to his service in France, 1917, principally comprising orders and summaries of operations for Royal Field Artillery, 12 Div, 1917, orders, maps and timetables relating to trench mortar batteries on the Somme front, Jul-Sep 1917, and General Staff publications on wiring, signalling, the employment of guns and trench mortars captured from the enemy, and 2 Army operations, 1917; copies of correspondence, 1915-1917, 1969-1970, mainly letters written by Blagrove from the Somme front to his father, Col Henry John Blagrove, 1916-1917.

Administrative / Biographical History

Born in 1889; served in Royal Field Artillery Special Reserve, 1916-1920; 2nd Lt, 1916; served with Royal Field Artillery, 12 Div and X/12 Trench Mortar Battery in France, 1916-1918; Lt, 1917; died in 1969.


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Access Information

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

Acquisition Information

Copies made by the Centre in 1984 from originals loaned by the family.

Other Finding Aids

Summary guide available on-line at, and 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

The Centre also holds the papers of Blagrove's father, Col Henry John Blagrove (GB 99 KCLMA Blagrove H J) and his sister-in-law, Superintendent Edith Gordon Blagrove (later Edith Gordon Brind, 2nd wife of Adm Sir (Eric James) Patrick Brind) (GB 99 KCLMA Blagrove E G).

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