Collection CROSSMAN - CROSSMAN, Col George Lytton (1877-1947)

Key Information

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CROSSMAN, Col George Lytton (1877-1947)


  • 1899-1928 (Creation)

Level of description



3 volumes, 1 file

Scope and content

Manuscript extracts from Regimental diary, Second Boer War, South Africa, 23 Dec 1900-4 Mar 1901; six letters relating to operations against Boer forces in the Transvaal, South Africa, 1899-1901, with manuscript sketch map of a Boer night attack, Lake Chrissie (Chrissiesmeer), 6 Feb 1901, approximate scale 1: 10, 660. Photograph album with 106 photographs, mostly relating to service in South Africa, 1900-1904, Ireland, 1904-1905, and the UK, 1906-1907; photograph album with 485 photographs relating to service in Scutari, Albania, 1913, with German map entitled Scutari (Militärgeographisches Institut, Berlin, Germany, 1912), scale 1: 200, 000, and typescript copy of article from the Yorkshire Post entitled 'The West Yorkshires in Scutari. Incidents of International Control', 28 Aug 1913; photograph album with 283 photographs, mostly relating to service in India, Aden, Egypt and the Sudan, 1925-1928.

System of arrangement

3 volumes, 1 file

General Information

Name of creator


Biographical history

Born 1877; educated at Radley College and the Royal Military College, Sandhurst; commissioned into The Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regt), 1897; Lt, 1899; served in Second Boer War, South Africa, 1899-1902; Battle of Colenso, 1899; relief of Ladysmith, 1900; awarded DSO, 1902; Capt, 1904; service in Ireland and the UK, 1904-1907; Adjutant, 2 Bn, West Yorkshire Regt, 1904-1907; Instructor and Commanding Officer, Company of Gentleman Cadets, Royal Military College, Sandhurst, 1908-1912; served in World War One, 1914-1918; Staff Officer to International Force, Albania, 1913-1914; Staff Capt, 21 Infantry Bde, BEF (British Expeditionary Force), 1914-1915; Maj, 1915; transferred to Northamptonshire Regt, 1915; Bde Maj, 21 Infantry Bde, British Armies in France, 1915-1916; awarded CMG, 1916; General Staff Officer 2, 30 Div, Western Front, 1916-1917; General Staff Officer 2, 7 Corps, France, 1917; General Staff Officer 1, Headquarters, Royal Flying Corps, 1917-1918; temporary Lt Col, 1917-1919; served with Air Ministry, 1918; General Staff Officer 1, 59 Div, British Armies in France, 1918; General Staff Officer 1, No 1 Tank Group, 1918-1919; General Staff Officer 1, General Headquarters, British Armies in France, 1919; General Staff Officer 2, Northern Air Defences, 1919-1922; Lt Col, 1925; Col, 1929; commanded 133 (Sussex and Kent) Infantry Bde, 44 (Home Counties) Div, Territorial Army, 1930-1934; retired 1934; died 1947.

Custodial history

Presented to the Centre by Nicholas Riall in 1993 and 1995.

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
  • German

Script of material

Language and script notes

English, and some German.

Finding aids

This collection level description.

Existence and location of originals

Off-campus collection

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Related descriptions


Decorations: CMG, DSO

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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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