FITZGERALD-LOMBARD, Col James Cotter Roger (1905-1981)

Scope and Content

Copies of article entitled 'Installation of an automatic electric lighting set in an army barracks', Fort Dunree, 1933, with covering letter from Lt Col P H Kealy, Secretary of the Institution of Royal Engineers, 1934; part of text on the training of officers of the Royal Engineers in peacetime, written in [1920-1935]. 'The 'Leader' project - engineer resources', an article on a project (subsequently abandoned) for the establishment of an Ordnance and Engineer depot at Mackinnon Road, near Mombasa, Kenya, in 1947-1949, written in Oct 1949 and reprinted from The Royal Engineers Journal.

Administrative / Biographical History

Born in 1905; educated at Cheltenham College, Royal Military Academy, Woolwich and Clare College, Cambridge; 2nd Lt, 1925; Lt, 1927; Capt, 1936; served in India, 1936-1937; Staff Capt, China, 1937-1939; Staff Capt, Hong Kong, 1939; served in France, 1939-1940, Iceland, 1940-1941, and France and Belgium, 1944; Col, HQ 21 Army Group, Palestine, 1946-1947; served in East Africa, 1947-1949; Lt Col, 1949; Commander, Royal Engineers, Sussex and Surrey, 1950-1951; honorary Col and retired, 1951; died in 1981.


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Access Information

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

Acquisition Information

Copies were made by the Centre from originals loaned by the family in 1981, while journalreprint was presented to the Centre by the family later in the same year.

Other Finding Aids

Summary guide entry on-line at, and published in hard copy in the Centre's reading room.

Archivist's Note

[1920-1935], 1949

Conditions Governing Use

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, may be supplied for research use only. Requests to publish originalmaterial 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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