Collection ALLFREY - ALLFREY, Lt Gen Sir Charles Walter (1895-1964)

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ALLFREY, Lt Gen Sir Charles Walter (1895-1964)


  • 1928-1947 (Creation)

Level of description



1 box or 0.01 metres cubed

Scope and content

Memoranda, 1941-1942, circulated to 43 Div by commanders of 12 Corps; transcripts of speeches by Allfrey, 1942-1944; papers relating to the Tunisian campaign, 1942-1943, including operational reports; Italian campaign, 1943-1944, including diaries; miscellaneous papers, 1943-1944, including texts of German propaganda leaflets; miscellaneous correspondence, mainly photocopies, 1942-1944; additional papers copied from scrap album, 1928-1947 including confidential report by Gen Sir Miles Christopher Dempsey, 1947.

System of arrangement

The papers are arranged chronologicaly in sections according to military service. Transcripts of speeches, miscellaneous correspondence and papers copied from the scrap album are grouped together.

General Information

Name of creator


Biographical history

Born in 1895; educated at Royal Naval College, Dartmouth; joined Royal Artillery, Aug 1914; served in World War One, 1914-1918; Capt, 1917; Brevet Maj, 1931; served in Northern Kurdistan, 1932; Maj, 1933; Brevet Lt Col, 1935; Col, 1939; commander of 43 Div, North Africa, 1941-1942; acting Lt Gen, 1942; commanded 5 Corps, North Africa and Italy, 1942-1944; Maj Gen and temporary Lt Gen, 1943; General Officer Commanding British Troops in Egypt, 1944-1948; Lt Gen, 1946; Col Commandant, Royal Artillery, 1947-1957; retired in 1948; Col Commandant, Royal Horse Artillery, 1948-1957; died in 1964.

Custodial history

Placed in the Centre by the family in 1976.

Conditions governing access

Open, subject to signature of Reader's undertaking form, and appropriate provision of two forms of identification, to include one photographic ID.

Conditions governing reproduction

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, may be supplied from open material for research purposes only.

Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Trustees of the Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives, via the Archives.

Language of material

  • English

Script of material

Finding aids

This collection level description and detailed catalogue.

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Compiled June 1996

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Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000.


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