HOBDAY, Brig Rupert Edmund (1894-1977)

Scope and Content

Papers relating to his service in Egypt and Libya, 1940-1941, principally comprising notes for a lecture on the Libyan campaign, 1940-1941, with particular reference to the Battle of Sidi Barrani, Dec 1940, [1941]; circulars issued by Advanced Western Desert Force General Staff, namely operation orders concerning the advance to Sidi Barrani, 6 Dec 1940, intelligence summary for 9-12 Dec 1940, dated 14 Dec 1940, and administrative instructions, Feb 1941.

Administrative / Biographical History

Born in 1894; served in France and Belgium, 1915-1917; 2nd Lt, West Yorkshire Regt, 1915; Lt, 1917; served in Italy, 1917-1918; served in Kurdistan, 1923; Capt, Royal Scots Fusiliers, 1924; General Staff Officer for Weapon Training, Aldershot Command, 1930-1933; Brig Maj, Aldershot Command, 1933-1934; Deputy Adjutant and Quartermaster General, Egypt, 1935-1936; Deputy Adjutant and Quartermaster General, Palestine and Transjordan, 1936; served in Palestine, 1936-1939; Maj, Royal Irish Fusiliers, 1937; General Staff Officer Grade 2, 1937-1940, and Grade 1, 1940; Lt Col, 1940; served in Egypt and Libya, 1940-1941, and later East Africa; honorary Brig, 1948; died in 1977.


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Access Information

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

Acquisition Information

Presented to the Centre by the family in 1983.

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.

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