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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0099 KCLMA Edgell P M
EDGELL, Lt Col Philip Mawbey (1906-1997)
Created 1944, 1990
Level of description
collection level
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
1 file


Administrative / Biographical history

Born 1906; served in World War Two, 1939-1945; Maj, 1940; Officer Commanding 345 Reserve MotorTransport Company, Royal Army Service Corps, 1940-1941; service in North Africa, 1940-1943, including siege ofTobruk, Libya, Apr-Jul 1941; Headquarters, Suez Canal Area, 1941-1942; retired from Reserves, 1962;County Councillor, Surrey, 1967-1974; died 1997.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Presented to the Centre by the family in 1997.

Content & structure

Scope and content

Typescript copy of account entitled 'The five years of 345 Coy RASC (Royal Army Service Corps), from Baquba to Trieste, 1940-1945', written in Apr 1990 by Edgell, Officer Commanding 345 Company, 1940-1941, with additional notes by LtCol D S L Rolph, Officer Commanding 345 Company, 1942-1945. Typescript copy of account entitled 'Convoy 343. Carrying aid to Russiaacross the Persian mountains in midwinter', written by Capt A G Wallis, Officer Commanding C Platoon, 204 General Purpose TransportCompany, Royal Indian Army Service Corps, relating to the first truck convoy, driven by Indian troops, from Persia to the USSR, Jan1944.

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 provided for research use only. Requests to publish original material should besubmitted to the Trustees of the Liddell Hart Centre for MilitaryArchives, 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


Compiled Sep 1999

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
  • Diaries
  • Documents
  • Information sources
  • International conflicts
  • International relations
  • Literary forms and genres
  • Literature
  • Military organizations
  • Nonbook materials
  • Nonfiction
  • Organizations
  • Primary documents
  • Prose
  • State security
  • War
  • Wars (events)
  • World War Two (1939-1945)
  • World wars (events)

Personal names

  • Rolph, D S L, fl 1942-1945, Lieutenant Colonel
  • Wallis, A G, fl 1944, Captain

Corporate names

  • British Army
  • Indian Army


  • Asia
  • Baquba, Iran, Islamic Republic, Middle East
  • Persia
  • Trieste, Italy
  • USSR, Eastern Europe

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