Collection CLEMENTS - CLEMENTS, Lt Col Charles Marcus Lefevre (1904-1996)

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CLEMENTS, Lt Col Charles Marcus Lefevre (1904-1996)


  • 1941-1948 (Creation)

Level of description



one file or 0.01m3

Scope and content

Memoirs of service of Lt Col Charles Clements, 1941-1948; including typescript copy of his account of service as Commander, B Sqn, 4 Queens Hussars, 3 Royal Tank Regt, Greece, 1941, describing retreat from the Monastir Gap, Greece-Albania border, to Kalamata, Greece, and his subsequent capture by German forces; typescript copy of his account of service as Commandant of Bridgend POW camp for German senior commanders, 1947-1948, describing his relationship with FM Gerd Von Runstedt and the repatriation of prisoners of war. Also two photographs of Clements as a young officer.

System of arrangement

One file

General Information

Name of creator


Biographical history

Born, 1904; commissioned into 4 Queens Hussars as 2 Lieutenant, 1924; Lieutenant, 1926; Captain, 1936; Major, 1941; Commander, B Sqn, 4 Queens Hussars, 3 Royal Tank Regt, Greece, 1941; POW, Warburg, Germany, 1941-1942; POW, Rottenburg, Germany, 1942-1945; Commandant, Bridgend Prisoner of War camp, 1947-1948; retired with rank of Honorary Lieutenant Colonel, 1948; died, 1996.

Custodial history

Presented to the Centre by the family, July 1998

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


Decorations: MC

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Rules and/or conventions used

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


Archivist's note

Entry compiled by Katharine Higgon

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