Collection BOWRING - BOWRING, Maj Gen John Humphrey Stephen (1913-1998)

Key Information

Reference code



BOWRING, Maj Gen John Humphrey Stephen (1913-1998)


  • 1968 (Creation)
  • 1963 (Creation)

Level of description



0.5 box or 0.005 cubic metres

Scope and content

Photocopy of a report on role of engineers of Far East Land Forces in Borneo, 1963, following the Brunei rebellion, 1962; and photocopy of a directive relating to recruitment and training within the Engineering Corps, 1968.

System of arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

General Information

Name of creator


Biographical history

Born in 1913; educated at Downside, Royal Military Academy Woolwich and Trinity College, Cambridge; commissioned into the army in 1933; served in Palestine, 1936; India, 1937-40; Middle East, 1940-42; and India and Burma, 1942-46; British Military Mission to Greece, 1947-1950; UK, 1951-1955; Commander, Royal Engineers, 17 Gurkha Division, Malaya, 1955-1958; Col, General Staff, War Office, 1958-1961; Brig and Chief Engineer, Far East Land Forces, 1961-1964; Brigadier General Staff, Ministry of Defence, 1964-1965; Engineer-in-Chief, 1965-1968; Col, Gurkha Engineers, 1966-1971; Col Commandant, Royal Engineers, 1968-1973; died 1998.

Custodial history

Placed in the Centre by Bowring in 1991.

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.

Existence and location of originals

Off-campus collection

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Related descriptions


Compiled June 1996

Alternative identifier(s)

People and Organisations

Genre access points

Rules and/or conventions used

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


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