Collection BOLITHO - BOLITHO, Capt Richard John Bruce (1889-1965)

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BOLITHO, Capt Richard John Bruce (1889-1965)


  • (covers 1915-1944) (Creation)
  • [1962] (Creation)

Level of description



1 file

Scope and content

Proof copy of article on his military career, 1915-1944, notably concerning his experiments with the transmission and interception of wireless messages and radar, [1962].

System of arrangement

1 file

General Information

Name of creator


Biographical history

Born in 1889; educated at Wellington College and Birmingham University; entered the Army through the Devon Militia in 1910; 2nd Lt, Devonshire Regt, 1912; served in France and Belgium with Devonshire Regt, Royal Flying Corps and Army Signal Service, 1914-1918; Lt, 1915; Capt, 1918; Experimental Officer at Signals Experimental Establishment, Woolwich, 1919; joined Royal Signals Corps, 1921; retired, 1923; served in World War Two; seconded to RN, 1942-1946; died in 1965.

Custodial history

Presented to the Centre by the family in 1990.

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

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Existence and location of originals

Off-campus collection

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Compiled Mar 1997

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


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