WINTERTON, Maj Gen Sir (Thomas) John (Willoughby) (1898-1987)

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Copy of transcript of his interview of with Professor Peter Srenson of Aarhus University, 1970, concerning Winterton's work with the Allied Commission for Austria, 1945-1950, and in particular the origin of the Second Control Agreement, 1946, with copies of related correspondence, 1970 and 1972, and his covering letter to the Centre, 1980.

Administrative / Biographical History

Born in 1898; educated at Oundle School and Royal Military Academy, Woolwich; 2nd Lt, Royal Artillery, 1917; served in France, Belgium and Italy, 1917-1918; Lt, 1918; transferred to Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, 1918; Adjutant, Territorial Army, 1925-1929; Capt, 1930; served in Burma, 1930-1932; General Staff Officer Grade 3, Small Arms School, India, 1933-1935; Deputy Assistant Quartermaster General, India, 1935-1936; General Staff Officer Grade 2, 1938-1939; served in World War Two in North West Europe, Burma and Italy; Deputy Commissioner, Allied Commission for Austria, 1945-1949, and British High Commissioner and Commander-in-Chief, Austria, 1950; ADC to the King, 1948-1949; Military Governor and Commander, British/US Zone Free Territory of Trieste, 1951-1954; retired, 1955; died in 1987.

Arrangement

1 file.

Conditions Governing Access

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

Acquisition Information

Copies made by the Centre in 1980 from originals loaned by Winterton.

Other Finding Aids

Summary guide available on-line at http://www.kcl.ac.uk/lhcma/top.htm, and in hard copy in the Centre's reading room.

Separated Material

Imperial War Museum holds additional papers relating to his service at Dunkirk, 1940, and in Burma, 1942-1944, and his work as Deputy Commissioner, Allied Commission for Austria, 1945-1949, British High Commissioner and Commander-in-Chief, Austria, 1950, and Military Governor, British/US Zone Free Territory of Trieste, 1951-1954.

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.

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