Collection CRUM - CRUM, Brig John Alexander Stewart (1903-1980)

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CRUM, Brig John Alexander Stewart (1903-1980)


  • 1946 (Creation)

Level of description



2 files, 1 volume and 1 item

Scope and content

Papers of Brig John Crum, 1946, relating to the history of 8 Anti Aircraft Brigade, comprising typescript document by Capt Laurence Edgar Cates, 'History of 8 A A Brigade', detailing their work, June 1941-August 1945, including service in Iraq, 1941-1943, and Italy, 1943-1945; also copy of The History of the 17th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery, 1938-1945 by Lt Col Henry Swanson Eeles, (Courier, Tunbridge Wells, 1946).

Report, ‘Notes on Italian Somaliland, 1947’, compiled by Crum as Secretary to the Four Power Commission on the Italian Colonies, with details of the history, geography and trade of the region (typescript, 28pp). Also an inscribed cigarette box presented to Crum, 1948, in recognition of his work for the Commission.

System of arrangement

Two files, one volume and one item, as above.

General Information

Name of creator


Biographical history

Born 1903; educated at The Oratory and the Royal Military Academy; commissioned into Royal Artillery as 2 Lieutenant, 1923; Lieutenant, 1925; Indian Signal Corps, 1926-1930; Adjutant, 1935-1938; Captain, 1936; Brigade Major, Anti Aircraft Corps, Territorial Army, 1938-1940; Major, 1940; Lieutenant Colonel, 1941; secretary of the Venezia Giulia Boundary Commission, 1946; secretary of the Four Power Commission, Italian Colonies, 1947; Colonel, 1947; chief secretary to Control Commission, Germany, 1948; military attaché, Greece, 1949-1951; Brigade Commander, 1951-1955; Queen's Messenger, 1955-1960; died 1980.

Custodial history

Presented to the Centre by the family, Nov 2005 and Jan 2017.

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


Archivist's note

Decorations: OBE

Archivist's note

Compiled by Katharine Higgon

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