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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0099 KCLMA Allfrey
ALLFREY, Lt Gen Sir Charles Walter (1895-1964)
Created 1928-1947
Level of description
collection level
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
1 box or 0.01 metres cubed


Name of creator(s)

Allfrey, Sir, Charles Walter, 1895-1964, Lieutenant General

Administrative / Biographical history

Born in 1895; educated at Royal Naval College, Dartmouth; joined Royal Artillery, Aug 1914; served in World War One, 1914-1918; Capt, 1917; Brevet Maj, 1931; served in Northern Kurdistan, 1932; Maj, 1933; Brevet Lt Col, 1935; Col, 1939; commander of 43 Div, North Africa, 1941-1942; acting Lt Gen, 1942; commanded 5 Corps, North Africa and Italy, 1942-1944; Maj Gen and temporary Lt Gen, 1943; General Officer Commanding British Troops in Egypt, 1944-1948; Lt Gen, 1946; Col Commandant, Royal Artillery, 1947-1957; retired in 1948; Col Commandant, Royal Horse Artillery, 1948-1957; died in 1964.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Placed in the Centre by the family in 1976.

Content & structure

Scope and content

Memoranda, 1941-1942, circulated to 43 Div by commanders of 12 Corps; transcripts of speeches by Allfrey, 1942-1944; papers relating to the Tunisian campaign, 1942-1943, including operational reports; Italian campaign, 1943-1944, including diaries; miscellaneous papers, 1943-1944, including texts of German propaganda leaflets; miscellaneous correspondence, mainly photocopies, 1942-1944; additional papers copied from scrap album, 1928-1947 including confidential report by Gen Sir Miles Christopher Dempsey, 1947.

System of arrangement

The papers are arranged chronologicaly in sections according to military service. Transcripts of speeches, miscellaneous correspondence and papers copied from the scrap album are grouped together.

Conditions of access & use

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 for research use only. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Trustees of the Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives, attention of the Director of Archive Services.

Language/scripts of material


Finding aids

This detailed Catalogue, and in hard copy in the Centre's reading room.

Allied materials

Existence and location of originals

King's College London College Archives



Compiled June 1996

Description control

Rules or conventions

Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal Place and Corporate Names 1997.

This catalogue is made available under the Open Data Commons Attribution License. This catalogue may be updated from time to time in order to reflect additional material and/or new understandings of the material.


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  • Armed forces
  • Communication process
  • International conflicts
  • International relations
  • Military organizations
  • Organizations
  • Persuasion
  • Propaganda
  • State security
  • War
  • War propaganda
  • Wars (events)
  • World War Two (1939-1945)
  • World wars (events)

Personal names

  • Allfrey, Sir, Charles Walter, 1865-1964, Knight, Lieutenant General
  • Dempsey, Sir, Miles Christopher, 1896-1969, Knight, General

Corporate names

  • British Army


  • Italy
  • Tunisia, North Africa

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