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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0099 KCLMA Clarke F A S
CLARKE, Brig Frederick Arthur Stanley (1892-1972)
Level of description
collection level
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
1.5 boxes or 0.015 cubic metres


Name of creator(s)

Clarke, Frederick Arthur Stanley, 1892-1972, Brigadier

Administrative / Biographical history

Born 1892; educated Loughborough School, Leicestershire; 2nd Lt, 10 (County of London) Bn (Hackney), London Regt, Territorial Force, 1912; Capt, Territorial Army, 1913; served World War One in Gallipoli, Egypt, Palestine and India, as part of 162 Bde, 54 (East Anglian) Div; transferred to Essex Regt as Lt, 1916; temporary Deputy Assistant Adjutant, 21 Corps, 1917; Maj, Territorial Army, 1917; service in India with 57 (Wildes Rifles) Frontier Force and 25 (County of London) Bn (Cyclists), London Regt, Territorial Force, 1918-1919; served with 1 Bn, Essex Regt in Ireland, 1920-1922, and Borden, Hampshire, 1923-1927; Capt, 1925; attended Staff College, 1927-1929; General Staff Officer, Small Arms School, Netheravon, Wiltshire, 1930-1932; Deputy Assistant Adjutant General, Headquarters Western Command, 1932-1934; Brevet Maj, 1933; served with 1 Bn, Essex Regt during Saar Plebiscite, 1934-1935; General Staff Officer, Grade 2, and Local Lt Col, Nigeria Regt, Royal West African Frontier Force, 1935-1938; Maj, 1936; Assistant Commandant and Local Col, Nigeria Regt, Royal West African Frontier Force, 1938-1939; Brevet Lt Col, 1939; served World War Two, 1939-1945; Deputy Assistant Adjutant General, 4 Div, BEF (British Expeditionary Force), 1939-1940; General Staff Officer, Grade 1, Headquarters Lines of Communication, BEF (British Expeditionary Force), 1940; temporary Lt Col and acting Brig, 1940-1941; Deputy Assistant Adjutant and Quartermaster General, Headquarters West Africa, 1940-1941; Commander, Gold Coast, West Africa, 1941; War Substantive Lt Col and temporary Brig, 1941; Commander, Counter-Attack Bn (formed from 30 Bn, Essex Regt), Home Forces, 1942; Assistant Quartermaster General, British North Africa Force, 1942-1943; Lt Col, 1942; temporary Brig, 1943-1947; Assistant Deputy Quartermaster General, British North Africa Force, 1943; Commander, Lines of Communication, Base Sub-Area, Bone, North Africa and 54 Area, Bari, Italy, 1943-1944; Commander, Essex Sub-District, Eastern Command, Home Forces, 1945-1947; honorary Brig and retired, 1947; died 1972. 

Publications: The History of the West African Frontier Force (Gale and Polden, Aldershot, 1964), by Col A Haywood and Clarke.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Presented to the Centre by the family in 1968, with the maps forming a further accession in 1973.

Content & structure

Scope and content

Typescript draft of 'The memoirs of a professional soldier in peace and war', an unpublished account of Clarke's career in the army, including service in Gallipoli and Palestine during World War One, 1968; various papers and pamphlets collated by Clarke, mainly relating to the training and performance of the Royal West African Frontier Force, 1923-[1960]; articles written by Clarke and published in British and African journals and periodicals, 1926-1959; printer's transparencies of maps used by Clarke in Part Two of the History of the Royal West African Frontier Force (Gale and Polden, Aldershot, 1964).

System of arrangement

Arranged in sections as above.

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



Decorations: DSO

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
  • Colonial forces
  • Documents
  • Higher science education
  • Information sources
  • International conflicts
  • International relations
  • Maps
  • Memoirs
  • Military education
  • Military organizations
  • Organizations
  • State security
  • Visual materials
  • War
  • Wars (events)
  • World War One (1914-1918)
  • World War Two (1939-1945)
  • World wars (events)

Personal names

  • Clarke, Frederick Arthur Stanley, 1892-1972, Brigadier
  • Clarke, Frederick Arthur Stanley, 1892-1972, Brigadier

Corporate names

  • British Army
  • Royal West African Frontier Force


  • Gallipoli, Turkey, Middle East
  • Nigeria, West Africa, Africa
  • Palestine, Middle East

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