Collection ELLIOTT - ELLIOTT, Col Geoffrey Grahame (1909-1981)

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ELLIOTT, Col Geoffrey Grahame (1909-1981)


  • [1960-1980] (Creation)
  • [1944-1953] (Creation)

Level of description



1 file

Scope and content

Papers relating to his military career, 1944-1952, dated [1944-1953], [1960-1980], comprising account of advance of 2 Bn, Essex Regt through Northern France and Belgium, June-Oct 1944, notably covering the attack on Le Havre, 10 Sep 1944, written in [1945], with appendix dated [1960-1980]; account of withdrawal of 2 Infantry Bde from Belgium and Northern France, May 1940,culminating in their evacuation from Dunkirk on 1 Jun 1940, written in [1944-1945]; notes on the allotment and loading of vehicles, Operation OVERLORD, June 1944; map of German defences at Le Havre, issued by [the War Office], 1944; map showing position of 51 and 49 Div to the north of Le Havre, 7 Jun 1944, issued by the War Office, 1947; two accounts of the work of 1 Bn, The Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regt, in Malaya, 1952, written in [1953].

System of arrangement

1 file

General Information

Name of creator


Biographical history

Born in 1909; 2nd Lt, Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regt, 1931; Lt, 1933; ADC to Governor andCommander-in-Chief, Malta, 1936-1938; Capt, 1938; Adjutant, 1938-1940; Maj, 1946; General Staff Officer Grade 1, under Director of Land and Air Warfare, War Office, 1946-1948; Lt Col, 1952; General Staff Officer Grade 1, under Director of Mobile Defence Corps, 1955-1956;honorary Col and retired, 1958; died in 1981.

Custodial history

Presented to the Centre by the family in 1982.

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.

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Compiled Feb 1997

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People and Organisations

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


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