Collection STEVENSON-HAMILTON - STEVENSON-HAMILTON, Lt Col Vivian Edgar Olmar (1907-1986)

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STEVENSON-HAMILTON, Lt Col Vivian Edgar Olmar (1907-1986)


  • 1973 (Creation)
  • 1970 (Creation)
  • 1962-1964 (Creation)
  • 1947 (Creation)
  • [1944] (Creation)
  • 1942 (Creation)
  • [1941] (Creation)

Level of description



3 files

Scope and content

Papers relating to his service in the Indian Army, dated [1941], 1942, [1944], 1947, 1962-1964, 1970, 1973, 1984, principally comprising photographs of convoys at Sarwekai on the route between Mangai and Wana, South Wazaristan, India, [1941]; operation instructions for 50 Parachute Bde exercise in Tughlakabad area, India, Mar 1942; 'Some notes on Gurkhas', typescript text by Stevenson-Hamilton, 1943; typescript account of the service of 4 Prince of Wales's Own Gurkha Rifles, India, 1943-1944, written by Stevenson-Hamilton in [1944]; typescript account of the service of 2 Bn, 4 Prince of Wales' Own Gurkha Rifles, Italy, 1944, written by [Stevenson-Hamilton] in [1944]; unsigned official notes on a tour of Arakan by 98 Indian Infantry Bde, Burma, 1944; 71 Indian Infantry Bde instructions for operations in Maungdaw, Burma, Apr 1944; typescript text on Gurkha operations in Wazaristan and the Punjab, India, 1947, and on the proposed transfer of Gurkha regiments to the British Army, 1947; notebook containing notes on misdemeanours and crimes committed by soldiers at Garlochhead Training Camp, Helensburgh, 1962-1964.

System of arrangement

3 files

General Information

Name of creator


Biographical history

Born in 1907; commissioned into Army, 1926; served with 4 Prince of Wales's Own Gurkha Rifles, Indian Army, 1927-1947; Lt, 1928; Capt, 1935; ADC to Sir Henry (Duffield) Craik, Bt, Governor of Punjab, 1935-[1939]; served in India and Italy, 1944; Commandant, Garlochhead Training Camp, Helensburgh, 1962-1964; died in 1986.

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

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Existence and location of originals

Off-campus collection

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Compiled Jul 1997

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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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