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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0099 KCLMA Blagrove P
BLAGROVE, Capt Peter (1889-1969)
1915-1917, 1969-1970
Level of description
collection level
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
1 file


Name of creator(s)
Blagrove, Peter, 1889-1969, Captain
Administrative / Biographical history

Born in 1889; served in Royal Field Artillery Special Reserve, 1916-1920; 2nd Lt, 1916; served with Royal Field Artillery, 12 Div and X/12 Trench Mortar Battery in France, 1916-1918; Lt, 1917; died in 1969.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Copies made by the Centre in 1984 from originals loaned by the family.

Content & structure

Scope and content

Copies of papers relating to his service in France, 1917, principally comprising orders and summaries of operations for Royal Field Artillery, 12 Div, 1917, orders, maps and timetables relating to trench mortar batteries on the Somme front, Jul-Sep 1917, and General Staff publications on wiring, signalling, the employment of guns and trench mortars captured from the enemy, and 2 Army operations, 1917; copies of correspondence, 1915-1917, 1969-1970, mainly letters written by Blagrove from the Somme front to his father, Col Henry John Blagrove, 1916-1917.

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 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 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
Related units of description

The Centre also holds the papers of Blagrove's father, Col Henry John Blagrove (GB99 KCLMA Blagrove H J) and his sister-in-law, Superintendent Edith Gordon Blagrove (later Edith Gordon Brind, 2nd wife of Adm Sir (Eric James) Patrick Brind) (GB99 KCLMA Blagrove E G).



Decorations: 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.

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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  • Artillery
  • International conflicts
  • Military equipment
  • War
  • Wars (events)
  • Weapons
  • World War One (1914-1918)
  • World wars (events)

Personal names

  • Blagrove, Henry John, 1854-1925, Colonel
  • Blagrove, Peter, 1889-1969, Captain
  • Blagrove, Peter, 1889-1969, Captain

Corporate names

  • British Army
  • Royal Field Artillery


  • Somme, France

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