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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0099 KCLMA Clements
CLEMENTS, Lt Col Charles Marcus Lefevre (1904-1996)
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
one file or 0.01m3


Name of creator(s)

Clements, Charles Marcus Lefevre, 1904-1996, Lieutenant Colonel

Administrative / Biographical history

Born, 1904; commissioned into 4 Queens Hussars as 2 Lieutenant, 1924; Lieutenant, 1926; Captain, 1936; Major, 1941; Commander, B Sqn, 4 Queens Hussars, 3 Royal Tank Regt, Greece, 1941; POW, Warburg, Germany, 1941-1942; POW, Rottenburg, Germany, 1942-1945; Commandant, Bridgend Prisoner of War camp, 1947-1948; retired with rank of Honorary Lieutenant Colonel, 1948; died, 1996.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Presented to the Centre by the family, July 1998

Content & structure

Scope and content

Memoirs of service of Lt Col Charles Clements, 1941-1948; including typescript copy of his account of service as Commander, B Sqn, 4 Queens Hussars, 3 Royal Tank Regt, Greece, 1941, describing retreat from the Monastir Gap, Greece-Albania border, to Kalamata, Greece, and his subsequent capture by German forces; typescript copy of his account of service as Commandant of Bridgend POW camp for German senior commanders, 1947-1948, describing his relationship with FM Gerd Von Runstedt and the repatriation of prisoners of war. Also two photographs of Clements as a young officer.

System of arrangement

One 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 Archives and Information Management.

Language/scripts of material


Finding aids

Summary guide entry on-line.

Allied materials

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



Decorations: MC

Description control

Archivist's Note

Entry compiled by Katharine Higgon

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.

Date(s) of descriptions

Sept 2007

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  • International conflicts
  • War
  • War prisoners
  • War victims
  • Wars (events)
  • World War Two (1939-1945)
  • World wars (events)

Personal names

  • Clements, Charles Marcus Lefevre, 1904-1996, Lieutenant Colonel
  • Clements, Charles Marcus Lefevre, 1904-1996, Lieutenant Colonel

Corporate names

  • Royal Tank Regiment


  • Albania, Eastern Europe
  • Greece

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