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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0099 KCLMA Beaumont-Nesbitt
BEAUMONT-NESBITT, Maj Gen Frederick George (1893-1971)
Created [1930-1945], [1950-1970]
Level of description
collection level
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
1 file


Name of creator(s)
Nesbitt, Frederick George, Beaumont-, 1893-1971, Major General
Administrative / Biographical history

Born in 1893; educated at Eton College and Royal Military College, Sandhurst; joined Grenadier Guards, 1912; Lt, 1914; Capt, 1915; Adjutant, Divisional Base Depot, 1915; ADC to Commander, 11 Army Corps, France, 1915-1916; General Staff Officer Grade 3, 4 Army, France, 1917-1918; Bde Maj, 3rd Guards Bde, France, 1918; Adjutant, Dispersal Unit, 1919; Staff Capt, 2 Guards Bde, UK, 1919-1920; taught English at a French military school, 1920-1921; Adjutant, Grenadier Guards, 1921-1922; General Staff Officer Grade 3, War Office, 1922-1924 and Grade 2, 1926-1930; commanded 2 Bn, Grenadier Guards, 1932-1935; Military Attaché, Paris, 1936-1938; Deputy Director of Military Intelligence, War Office, 1938-1939, and Director of Military Intelligence, 1939-1940; Military Attaché, Washington DC, 1941; Maj Gen, General Staff, British Army Staff, Washington DC, 1941-1943; Maj Gen, General Staff, Middle East, North Africa and Italy, 1943-1945; ADC to King George VI, 1944-1945; Liaison Officer on staff of FM Hon Sir Harold Rupert Leofric George Alexander, 1945; retired pay, 1945; Gentleman Usher to the Queen, 1959-1967; died in 1971.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Copies made by the Centre from originals loaned by the family in 1995.

Content & structure

Scope and content

Memoir covering his life and career, 1893-[1918], notably his time at Eton College and Royal Military College, Sandhurst, and his service in the Grenadier Guards, 1912-[1918], including his experiences in France, 1914-[1918], written in [1950-1970]. Photographs, mainly of Grenadier Guardsmen and other army personnel, [1930-1945].

System of arrangement

1 file.

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 suppplied for research use only. Requests to publish original amterial 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 Summary Guide, and in hard copy in the Centre's reading room.

Allied materials

Existence and location of originals
King's College London College Archives



Decorations: CVO, CBE, MC

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.

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  • Armed forces
  • Documents
  • Higher science education
  • Information sources
  • International conflicts
  • International relations
  • Memoirs
  • Military education
  • Military organizations
  • Organizations
  • Photographs
  • State security
  • Visual materials
  • War
  • Wars (events)
  • World War One (1914-1918)
  • World wars (events)

Personal names

  • Nesbitt, Frederick George, Beaumont-, 1893-1971, Major General
  • Nesbitt, Frederick George, Beaumont-, 1893-1971, Major General

Corporate names

  • British Army
  • Grenadier Guards

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