FEARON, Lt Col Sheppard Percy (1911-1984)

Scope and Content

Papers relating to his military career, dated 1946-[1984], notably including typescript account of service of No 1 Independent Infantry Company, Malaya, 1941-1942, dated [1946-1984]; typescript account of experiences of 5 Bn, 14 Punjab Regt in Japanese POW camps, 1942-1945, including details of their work on the Burma Railway, written in [1946-1984]; typescript memoir of Fearon's military career, 1929-1947, written by his wife Diana Fearon in [1984].

Administrative / Biographical History

Born in 1911; attended Royal Military College, Sandhurst, 1929-1931; 2nd Lt, 2 Bn, Border Regt, 1931; joined 5 Bn, 14 Punjab Regt, Indian Army, 1932; served in India, 1932-1935 and 1947, Abyssinia, 1935-1937; seconded to Burma Frontier Force, 1937-1941; Lt, 1933; Capt, 1939; commanded No 1 Independent Infantry Company, Malaya, 1941-1942; held as POW by Japanese, 1942-1945; served in Burma, [1945-1946], and India, [1946-1947]; died in 1984.


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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 1985.

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 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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