Collection GREEN - GREEN, Brig Henry James Lindsay (1911-1986)

Key Information

Reference code



GREEN, Brig Henry James Lindsay (1911-1986)


  • 1935-1975 (Creation)

Level of description



0.02 cubic metres (2 boxes)

Scope and content

Papers, 1935-1975, of Brig Henry James Lindsay Green, including photographs, among them the Coldstream Guards, 1935, aerial photographs of Cassino, Italy, before and after assault, 1943-1944, Coldstream Guards at Impruneta, Italy, 1944, King George VI, Rt Hon Winston (Leonard Spencer) Churchill and FM Alan Francis Brooke, 1st Viscount Alanbrooke, 1943-1946 and undated, Alanbrooke's visit to Czechoslovakia, 1946, and Victory March, London, including Alanbrooke, 1946; Green's diaries, 1939, 1943-1945, relating to service in France, North Africa and Italy and containing brief narrative entries daily; War Diary, Anti-Tank Company, 7 Guards Bde, France, Apr-May 1940; notes on 21 Army Group, 1944; 24 Guards Bridge Operations, Italy, 1945; analysis of British Army of the Rhine morale in battle, 1946; flying log book, Malaya, 1958-1961, and brief account, 1973, of 1 Federal Infantry Bde, Malaya, 1959-1961; two photograph albums and loose photographs of Malaya, 1959-1960.

System of arrangement

Arranged in four sections, containing diaries, letters, etc; notes etc; photographs; ephemera.

General Information

Name of creator


Biographical history

Born, 1911; educated at Harrow and the Royal Military College, Sandhurst; commissioned into the Coldstream Guards, 1932; service in Aldershot, Hampshire, and on public duties in London, 1932-1939; Lt, 1935; served in World War Two, 1939-1945; service with British Expeditionary Force (BEF), Belgium and France, 1939-1940; temporary Capt, 1939-1940; Capt, 1940; General Staff Officer 3, Southern Command, UK, 1941; acting Maj, 1941-1942; Bde Maj, 136 Infantry Bde, 1941-1942; Headquarters, 24 Guards Independent Infantry Bde, North Africa, 1942-1943; temporary Maj, 1942-1946; served in North Africa and Italy, 1943-1945; Military Assistant to Lt Gen Sir Archibald (Edward) Nye, Vice Chief of the Imperial General Staff, War Office, 1945; Maj, 1946; Military Assistant to FM Alan Francis Brooke, 1st Viscount Alanbrooke, Chief of the Imperial General Staff, Jan-Sep 1946; General Staff Officer 2, Offices of the Cabinet, Sep-Dec 1946; General Staff Officer 2, Ministry of Defence, 1947; retired to Reserve of Officers, 1947; racing commentator for BBC, 1948-1954; restored to Active List, 1949; temporary Lt Col, 1951-1954; General Staff Officer 1, Specially Employed, 1951-1954; Lt Col, 1955; Commanding Officer, 2 Bn, Coldstream Guards, 1955-1958; Col, 1958; temporary Brig, 1958; commanded 1 Federal Infantry Bde, Malaya, 1958-1961; awarded CBE, 1961; Chief of Staff, Headquarters London District, 1961-1964; Brig, 1962; retired, 1964; appointed Director of Security for the Turf Authorities, 1964; Justice of the Peace, West Sussex, 1967; Director of Apprentice School, 1969-1983; retired, 1977; Hon Member of Jockey Club, 1977; President of Jockey's Valets Association, 1977; Director, Paul Kelleways (Bloodstock Agency), 1978; died, 1986.

Custodial history

Placed in the Centre by Green's family in 1986.

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

Script of material

Uploaded finding aid

Existence and location of originals

Off-campus collection

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Related materials

Uniforms and other material were transferred by Green's family to the Coldstream Guards Regimental Headquarters.

Related descriptions

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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.


Archivist's note

Compiled by Iain Mutch; revised by Rachel Kemsley as part of the RSLP AIM25 project.

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