Collection STANFORD - STANFORD, Brig Henry Morrant (1894-1957)

Key Information

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STANFORD, Brig Henry Morrant (1894-1957)


  • 1940-1942 (Creation)

Level of description



1 box or 0.01 cubic metres

Scope and content

Papers, 1940-1942, including correspondence, reports and memoranda relating to gunnery techniques and tactics, when Stanford commanded Support Group, 8 Armoured Div, Middle East, 1941-1942. Typescript summary of points arising from Exercise DRAGON, Jan 1941, with typescript precis of lecture 'Tactical handling of German and Italian armoured formations'; typescript memoranda by Maj Gen Charles Wake Norman on armoured tactics, Apr 1941; typescript memorandum on point of aim for the 2 pounder anti-tank gun, [1941]; typescript memorandum relating to the organisation of self propelled artillery, Royal Horse Artillery, Jan 1942; typescript papers on the role of an air observation post in an armoured division, with typescript precis of lecture entitled 'The air observation post', 1942. Correspondence with Lt Col Rawdon Hoare, Commanding Officer, 5 Regt, Royal Horse Artillery, 1940-1942, on anti-tank exercises; deployment of Royal Horse Artillery when supporting armoured troops and regimental targets.

System of arrangement

3 files

General Information

Name of creator


Biographical history

Biographical history: Born 1894; educated at Rugby and the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich; commissioned into Royal Artillery, 1914; served in World War One, on Western Front, 1914-1918; Lt, 1915; awarded MC, 1915; Capt, 1917; Adjutant, 1917; acting Maj, 1917-1919; service in Iraq, 1919-1920; served on North West Frontier, India, 1930-1931; Maj, 1933; Instructor, School of Artillery, India, 1935-1938; served in World War Two in France, North Africa, and the War Office, 1939-1945; temporary Lt Col, 1939-1940; Lt Col, 1940; acting Col, 1940-1941; temporary Brig, 1941; Commanded Support Group, 8 Armoured Div, Middle East, 1941-1942; retired 1946; awarded CBE, 1946; died 1957.

Custodial history

Presented to the Centre by the family in 1984.

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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Related descriptions


Decorations: CBE, MC

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Rules and/or conventions used

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


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