Lt Col Philip Mawbey (1906-1997)

Scope and Content

Typescript copy of account entitled 'The five years of 345 Coy RASC (Royal Army Service Corps), fromBaquba to Trieste, 1940-1945', written in Apr 1990 by Edgell, Officer Commanding 345 Company, 1940-1941, with additional notes by LtCol D S L Rolph, Officer Commanding 345 Company, 1942-1945. Typescript copy of account entitled 'Convoy 343. Carrying aid to Russiaacross the Persian mountains in midwinter', written by Capt A G Wallis, Officer Commanding C Platoon, 204 General Purpose TransportCompany, Royal Indian Army Service Corps, relating to the first truck convoy, driven by Indian troops, from Persia to the USSR, Jan1944.

Administrative / Biographical History

Born 1906; served in World War Two, 1939-1945; Maj, 1940; Officer Commanding 345 Reserve MotorTransport Company, Royal Army Service Corps, 1940-1941; service in North Africa, 1940-1943, including siege of Tobruk, Libya, Apr-Jul 1941; Headquarters, Suez Canal Area, 1941-1942; retired from Reserves, 1962; County Councillor, Surrey, 1967-1974; died 1997.


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Presented to the Centre by the family in 1997.

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