Collection ROBERTS, OL - ROBERTS, Gen Sir Ouvry Lindfield (1898-1986)

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ROBERTS, Gen Sir Ouvry Lindfield (1898-1986)


  • 1898-1986 (Creation)

Level of description



33 boxes

Scope and content

Papers of General Sir Ouvry Lindfield Roberts, 1898-1986, including diaries, 1913-1985; memoirs, including drafts; personal and official photographs; personal and official correspondence; press cuttings; issues of the Royal Engineers' journal, 1976-1986 and papers relating to Iffley Church, Royal events, Roberts' time in Canada, ceremonies, dinners and memorials.

System of arrangement

Original order.

General Information

Name of creator


Biographical history

Born, 1898; educated, Cheltenham College; Royal Military Academy, Woolwich; King's College, Cambridge; commissioned, Royal Engineers, 1917; Deputy Director of Military Operations and Intelligence, India, 1939-1941; General Staff Officer 1, Indian 10 Infantry Division, Iraq, 1941; Commanding Officer, Indian 20 Infantry Brigade, Iraq, 1941; Commanding Officer, 16 Infantry Brigade, Ceylon, 1942; Brigadier General Staff Indian IV Corps, 1943; General Officer Commanding, Indian 23 Infantry Division, Burma, 1943-1945; General Officer Commanding Indian 34 Corps, Malaya, 1945; Vice Adjutant-General, War Office, 1945-1947; General Officer Commanding, Northern Ireland District, 1948-1949; General Officer Commander in Chief, Southern Command, 1949-1952; Quartermaster-General to the Forces, 1952-1955; Aide-de-Camp, General to the Queen, 1952-1955; Colonel Commandant, Corps of the Royal Engineers, 1952-1962; Director, Grosvenor Laing; President, Grosvenor Laing, 1955-1960; died, 1986.

Custodial history

Received from the family, 1997.

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.

Existence and location of originals

Off-campus collection

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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

Entry compiled by Sarah Drewery.

Sources: Who's Who

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