Collection MARKS - MARKS, Brig Neville (1901-1944)

Key Information

Reference code



MARKS, Brig Neville (1901-1944)


  • 1963 (Creation)
  • 1944-1945 (Creation)
  • 1930 (Creation)
  • [1915-1920] (Creation)

Level of description



1 file

Scope and content

Papers and photographs relating to his life and career, [1915]-1944, dated [1915-1920], 1930, 1944-1945 and 1963, principally comprising newspaper cuttings concerning his air crash in Burma, 1944, and letters of condolence to his wife, 1944.

System of arrangement

1 file

General Information

Name of creator


Biographical history

Born in 1901; educated at St George's School, Harpenden and Royal Military College, Sandhurst; joined 3 Gurkha Rifles, [1923]; employed in Royal West African Frontier Force, 1928-1934; Staff Officer, Training Directorate, General HQ, India Command,1939; Instructor, Staff College, Quetta, 1940-1941; Bde Maj, Nowshera Bde, India, 1941-1942; worked in OperationsDirectorate, General HQ, India Command, 1942-1943, where he was closely involved in planning of Gen Orde Charles Wingate's first Chindit operation in Burma, 1943; Senior Administrative Assistant to Wingate, Special Force (Chindit) HQ, India Command, 1943-1944; killed in air crash, Burma, May 1944.

Custodial history

Presented to the Centre by the family in 1987.

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. Further finding aids may be available in the Reading Room.

Related descriptions


Compiled Mar 1997

Alternative identifier(s)

Place access points

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.


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