Collection COLLINS - COLLINS, Gp Capt Arthur Edgar Gerald (1891-1979)

Key Information

Reference code



COLLINS, Gp Capt Arthur Edgar Gerald (1891-1979)


  • 1917-1918 (Creation)

Level of description



1 box or 0.01 cubic metres

Scope and content

Thirty two British and French printed maps of France, Belgium, Germany and the UK, various scales, 1911-1918, including annotated trench maps of operations and advances during the Battles of Cambrai, 1917, Bellecourt, 1917, and Fourth Battle of Arras, 1918, with newspaper cuttings of the Western Front, 1918 and aerial photograph of Solesmes, France, annotated with position of 461 Field Company Royal Engineers, 19-20 Oct 1918, also painted unit insignia of 62 (2 West Riding) Div, Royal Engineers [1918].

System of arrangement

2 files

General Information

Name of creator


Biographical history

Born 1892; educated at Massachusetts Institute of Technology; served in World War One, 1914-1918; commissioned into 1 Wessex Field Company, Royal Engineers, Territorial Force, 1915; service with 3 West Riding Field Company, Royal Engineers, Territorial Force, and 461 Field Company, Royal Engineers, Western Front, 1915-1918; awarded MC, 1915; Lt, 1916; Capt, 1918; Superintending Engineer, Maintenance Command, Northern Area, 1938; service with RAF in World War Two, 1939-1945; awarded CBE, 1945; Deputy Director of Works (Civil Aviation), Air Ministry, 1945-1947; Director of Works (Civil Aviation), Air Ministry, 1947-1952; died 1979.

Custodial history

Presented to the Centre by the family in 1980.

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.

Related descriptions


Decorations: CBE, MC

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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