Collection EBBUTT - EBBUTT, Lt Col Wilfrid Alick (1906-1987)

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EBBUTT, Lt Col Wilfrid Alick (1906-1987)


  • 1944-1946 (Creation)

Level of description



½ box or 0.005 cubic metres

Scope and content

Papers and photographs relating to Ebbutt's career, 1944-1946, including Senior Bombardment Liaison Officer's notebook containing manuscript accounts and technical notes on shore bombardment and targets engaged by ships lying off southernFrance, 1944-1945; Senior Bombardment Liaison Officer's diary, 1944-1945; notebook with manuscript notes by British Naval LiaisonOfficer [1944], with three photographs of a RN destroyer (Pennant number, G86). Printed booklet in French entitled 'La Première DivisionFrançaise Libre' [1945]. Citation of the award of the French Croix de Guerre with Silver Star to Ebbutt, and related papers, 1945. Photograph of Ebbutt receiving the US Legion of Merit from US Col Claude M Thiele, Commanding Officer, US Army London Area Office, 1946, with related papers 1945. Copy of published booklet Soldier, sailor, compiled by Geoffrey Sanders (The Bombardment Units Association, Gloucester, 1946).

System of arrangement

1 file, 3 volumes

General Information

Name of creator


Biographical history

Born in 1906; 2nd Lt, 1936; service with Royal Artillery, Territorial Army, 1936-1945; service with 59 (Home Counties)(Cinque Ports) Field Bde, Royal Artillery, Territorial Army, 1938; served at Headquarters, 61 (North Midland) Field Regt, Royal Artillery,Territorial Army, 1939; Lt and temporary Capt, 1939; Senior Bombardment Liaison Officer, No 2 Combined Operations Bombardment Unit, attached to 4 Bde, 1 Div Free French Army and 421 Field Artillery Group, US Army, serving in southern France and Italy,1944-1945; died 1987.

Custodial history

Placed in the Centre by the family in 1988.

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
  • French

Script of material

Finding aids

This collection level description.

Existence and location of originals

Off-campus collection

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Compiled Sep 1998

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


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