HAMERSLEY, Lt Col James Hubert St George (1916- 1983)

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Photograph album/scrapbook, 1940-1948, including photographs of the Santerno valley and Castel del Rio, northern Italy, Nov- Dec 1944 and official information booklets entitled 'Soldier's guide to Sicily' and 'Soldier's guide to Rome' [1943]; letters of acknowledgment for efficient service from superior officers including Col Geoffrey Rimbault, Deputy Chief of Staff, East Africa Command, Jun 1954; Maj Gen Richard James Moberly, Chief Staff Officer, Headquarters British Army of the Rhine, Jun 1957; Maj Gen Denis Stuart Scott ('Rory') O'Connor, General Officer Commanding 6 Armoured Div, British Army of the Rhine, Jan-Feb 1958; Maj Gen Kenneth Cecil Orville Bastyan, Chief Signals Officer, Headquarters Northern Army Group, British Army of the Rhine, Apr 1958; Lt Col Terence Douglas Herbert McMeekin, Commanding Officer 29 Field Regt Royal Artillery, Jan 1961.

Administrative / Biographical History

Born 1916; educated at Clifton College and Royal Military Academy, Woolwich; commissioned into the Royal Corps of Signals, 1936; served in Palestine, 1936-1939; Lt, 1939; served in World War Two, 1939-1945; temporary Capt, 1941-1942; service in Malta, 1940-1942; served in Sicily and Italy, 1943; Capt, 1944; graduated from Staff College, Camberley, Surrey, 1944; General Staff Officer 2, Headquarters 8 Army, Italy, 1944-1945; Deputy Assistant Adjutant General, War Office, 1945-1947; Instructor, Royal Corps of Signals Officer Cadet Training Unit, 1947-1949; Chief Instructor, 1948-1949; Maj, 1949; Instructor, Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, 1949-1952; General Staff Officer 2, Headquarters, East African Command, Kenya, 1952-1954; service in Malaya, 1954- 1956; Lt Col, 1956; Commanding Officer, 6 Armoured Div Signal Regt, Royal Corps of Signals, British Army of the Rhine, 1956-1958; retired from the Army, 1960; awarded OBE, 1961; employed by Lines Brothers; died 1983.

Arrangement

1 volume, 1 file

Conditions Governing Access

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

Acquisition Information

Presented to the Centre by the family in 1984.

Note

Date of compilation: Apr 1998

Other Finding Aids

Summary guide entry on-line at http://www.kcl.ac.uk/lhcma/top.htm, and published 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.

Additional Information

Date of compilation: Apr 1998

Corporate Names