BUXTON, Brig St John Dudley (1891-1981)

Scope and Content

Various typescript texts written under the pen-name John Harley, namely 'Journeys in khaki', an illustrated memoir covering his life and career, 1914-1942, notably his service with the BEF in France, 1914-1915, and 1940 and with the Middle East Force, 1941-1942, written in 1975; 'A doctor went to the wars', an account of his experiences during 1914-1918 and 1939-1942, written in 1976; two texts entitled 'The development of the ambulance' and 'Human mobility', [1970-1979].

Administrative / Biographical History

Born in 1891; educated at St Peter's College, Radley and University College Hospital; served with BEF in France, 1914-1915, and Salonika Expeditionary Force, 1915-1918; appointed to staff of King's College Hospital, 1922; served in BEF, 1940; Brig, 1941; Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Middle East Force, 1941-1942 and later Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon to the Army; retired, 1952; died in 1981.


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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 1981.

Other Finding Aids

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

Separated Material

The Royal College of Surgeons holds additional papers, including war diaries.

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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