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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0099 KCLMA Donlea B J F
Title
DONLEA, Lt Col Basil James Fitzgerald (1910-1986)
Date(s)
Created 1940, [1944], [1960-1970], 1986
Level of description
collection level
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
1 file

Context

Administrative / Biographical history

Born in India in 1910; educated at Mayfield College, Sussex, 1921-1927; enlisted in Life Guards, 1928; commissioned into 2 Royal Ulster Rifles, 1933; served with 1 Royal Ulster Rifles in Alexandria, 1935, Hong Kong, 1935-1937, and Shanghai, 1937; Lt 1936; served in India, 1937-1939; Capt, 1939; served with 2 East Surrey Regt, 1940, 2 Royal Ulster Rifles, 1943-1944, and 1 King's (Liverpool) Regt, 1946; Maj, 1946; Company Commander, 1 Royal Irish Fusiliers, British Army of the Rhine, 1950; served with King's African Rifles, Kenya, 1952-1954; Lt Col, 1953; died in 1986.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Copies made by the Centre in 1989 from originals loaned by the family.

Content & structure

Scope and content

Copies of papers relating to his life and career, 1921-1986, dated 1940, [1944], [1960-1970], 1986, notably including notes taken on a mountain warfare course, Abbottabad, India, Apr 1940; his Royal Ulster Rifles Historical Record, giving personal details and a career summary, 1921-1959, dated [1960-1970]; copy photographs of Donlea, 1935, and 1 Bn, Royal Ulster Rifles with Gen Sir Law Bernard Montgomery, [1944].

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
English
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

Notes

Note

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.

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Subjects

  • Armed forces
  • International relations
  • Military engineering
  • Military organizations
  • Mountain warfare
  • Organizations
  • Photographs
  • State security
  • Visual materials
  • Warfare

Personal names

  • Montgomery, Bernard Law, 1887-1976, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein and Hindhead, Field Marshal

Corporate names

  • British Army

Places

  • Abbottabad, Pakistan, South Asia
  • India, South Asia

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