FRYER, Lt Col Charles Ronald (d 1944)

Scope and Content

Papers relating to his military career, 1918, 1939-1945, dated 1918, [1944]-1945, comprising typescript copy of despatch from Col St Aubyn concerning the award of the MC to Fryer, 1918; letter from Wg Cdr G C O'Donnell to Sir Hereward Wake, 14th Bt, providing a summary of Fryer's career, 1942-1944, for The King's Royal Rifle Corps Regimental Journal, written in 1945; text, possibly draft of obituary, giving details of Fryer's career, 1939-1944, written in [1944].

Administrative / Biographical History

Served in World War One with King's Royal Rifle Corps; 2nd Lt, 1915; Lt, 1917; Adjutant, 1918-1919; Adjutant, 2 Bn (Queen Victoria's Rifles), 1939; ADC to General Officer Commanding, Northern Command, 1942; attached to Glider Pilot Regt and commanded 2 Army Glider Pilot Training Section, RAF Station, Booker, 1942-1944; posted to Parachute Bn Depot, Hardwick, 1943; began glider flying course, RAF Station, Stoke Orchard, Jun 1944, but severely injured in crash landing and died on 14 Jul 1944.


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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 1984.

Other Finding Aids

Summary guide entry on-line at, 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 originalmaterial should be submitted to the Trustees of the Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives, attention of the Director of Archive Services.