Collection GASCOIGNE - GASCOIGNE, Maj Gen Sir Julian Alvery

Key Information

Reference code



GASCOIGNE, Maj Gen Sir Julian Alvery


  • 1903-1990 (Creation)

Level of description



1 volume or 0.01m3

Scope and content

'A Modern Major General': the memoirs of Julian Gascoigne 1903-1990, including descriptions of training at Sandhurst and early military career with the Grenadier Guards, 1921-1927; life as ADC to Sir Stanley Jackson, Governor of Bengal, 1927-1928; companion to the sons of the Nizam of Hyderabad during their visit to London, 1931; various staff officer postings in and around London, 1939-1941; commander, 201 Guards Brigade, Egypt and Syria, including assisting General Oliver Leese in the Battle of Alamein and fighting with 8 Army in Tunis, North Africa; the invasion of Salerno, Italy, Sept 1943, and subsequent battles, including his serious lung injury at Monte Camino, subsequent hospitalisation in the UK and posting to Staff College, Camberley, 1944-1945; life as Deputy Commander of the British Army Staff at Washington, 1947-1949; work as General Officer in Command, London District, and Major General commanding the Household Brigade, including the funeral of King George VI and coronation of Queen Elizabeth the Second; experiences as Governor of Bermuda, 1959-1964.

System of arrangement

One volume.

General Information

Name of creator


Biographical history

Born 1903; educated Eton and Sandhurst; 2 Lieutenant, Grenadier Guards, 1923; instructor, Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, 1935; Staff College Camberley, 1938-1939; commander, 1 Battalion Grenadier Guards, 1941-1942; commander, 201 Guards Brigade, 1942-1943; North Africa and Italy, 1943; Imperial Defence College, 1946; Deputy Commander British Joint Services Mission (Army Staff), Washington DC, USA, 1947-1949; General Officer in Command, London District, 1950-1953; Major General commanding Household Brigade, 1950-1953; retired, 1953; Colonel Commandant, Honorable Artillery Company, 1954-1959; Governor and Commander in Chief, Bermuda, 1959-1964; died 1989.

Custodial history

Presented to the Centre by the family, Feb 1994.

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: KCMG, KCVO, CB, DSO, DL.

Alternative identifier(s)

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.


Archivist's note

Compiled by Katharine Higgon.

Accession area