Collection DONLEA, BJF - DONLEA, Lt Col Basil James Fitzgerald (1910-1986)

Key Information

Reference code



DONLEA, Lt Col Basil James Fitzgerald (1910-1986)


  • 1986 (Creation)
  • [1960-1970] (Creation)
  • [1944] (Creation)
  • 1940 (Creation)

Level of description



1 file

Scope and content

Copies of papers relating to his life and career, 1921-1986, dated 1940, [1944], [1960-1970], 1986, notably including notes taken on a mountain warfare course, Abbottabad, India, Apr 1940; his Royal Ulster Rifles Historical Record, giving personal details and a career summary, 1921-1959, dated [1960-1970]; copy photographs of Donlea, 1935, and 1 Bn, Royal Ulster Rifles with Gen Sir Law Bernard Montgomery, [1944].

System of arrangement

1 file

General Information

Name of creator


Biographical history

Born in India in 1910; educated at Mayfield College, Sussex, 1921-1927; enlisted in Life Guards, 1928; commissioned into 2 Royal Ulster Rifles, 1933; served with 1 Royal Ulster Rifles in Alexandria, 1935, Hong Kong, 1935-1937, and Shanghai, 1937; Lt 1936; served in India, 1937-1939; Capt, 1939; served with 2 East Surrey Regt, 1940, 2 Royal Ulster Rifles, 1943-1944, and 1 King's (Liverpool) Regt, 1946; Maj, 1946; Company Commander, 1 Royal Irish Fusiliers, British Army of the Rhine, 1950; served with King's African Rifles, Kenya, 1952-1954; Lt Col, 1953; died in 1986.

Custodial history

Copies made by the Centre in 1989 from originals loaned by the family.

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: MC

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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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