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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0099 KCLMA Liddell Hart 15/9
ELLENBERGER, Brig George Fothergill (1895-[1974])
Level of description
Sub-Fonds of Liddell Hart papers
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
2 boxes or 0.02m3


Name of creator(s)

Ellenberger, George Fothergill, 1895-[1974], Brigadier

Administrative / Biographical history

Born in 1895; educated at Winchester and New College, Oxford; commissioned into the 11 (Reserve) Bn, King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, Jan 1915; joined 9 (Service) Bn, King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, 64 Infantry Bde, 21 Div, Western Front, Dec 1915; served in France and Flanders, World War One, 1915-1918; wounded Battle of the Somme, 1916; awarded MC, 1916; Lt, 1917; served at Third Battle of Ypres,1917; wounded at Second Battle of Aisne, 1918; awarded Bar to MC, 1918; Capt, 1924; graduated Staff College, Camberley, Surrey, 1929; General Staff Officer 3, War Office, 1930-1934; Maj, 1936; Deputy Assistant Adjutant and Quartermaster General, Northern Command, 1936- 1938; General Staff Officer 2, West Riding Div, 1938-1940; served in UK, Norway and India, World War Two, 1939-1945; served in the North-Western Expeditionary Force, Norway, 1940; Lt Col, 1940; acting Brig, 1941; Brigadier General Staff, Central Command, India, 1943-1947; substantive Col, 1944; Deputy Chief of Staff, Allied Commission, Austria, 1947-1948; retired from Army as Honorary Brig, 1948; worked in the Historical Section, Cabinet Office, 1948-1952; appointed Justice of the Peace for Surrey, 1951; County Commandant, Surrey Army Cadet Force, 1952-1956; Honorary County Secretary of the Hampshire Soldiers', Sailors', and Airman's Families Association, 1958-1970; died in [1974].

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

The collection forms section 15/9 of the papers of Capt Sir Basil Liddell Hart which were purchased by the Centre in 1973.

Content & structure

Scope and content

Papers of Brig George Fothergill Ellenberger, 1916-1932, including operational orders for 64 Infantry Bde, 21 Div, Western Front, May 1916-Nov 1917, including assault on Flers-Courcelette, Battle of the Somme, Sep 1916, Battle of Arras, Apr 1917, and Third Battle of Ypres, Oct 1917; facsimile of report by Ellenberger and Maj William Wyndham Torrs Torr, West Yorkshire Regiment, on a reconnaissance of eastern Belgium and Luxembourg, 1930; two facsimiles of reports by Ellenberger on military liaison tours to Czechoslovakia, Hungary and Austria, 1930-1931; facsimile of report by Ellenberger on the political situation in Austria and Hungary, 1931; facsimile of report by Ellenberger on the growth of National Socialism in Austria, 1932.

System of arrangement

The collection forms section 15/9 of the papers of Capt Sir Basil Liddell Hart.

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 submiitted to the Trustees of the Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives, attention of the Director of Archive Services.

Language/scripts of material


Finding aids

Detailed catalogue available online (see Capt Sir Basil Henry Liddell Hart, section 15/9), and in hard copy in the Centre's reading room.

Allied materials

Existence and location of originals

King's College London College Archives

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.

Date(s) of descriptions

Oct 1977

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  • Battle of Arras (1917)
  • Battle of the Somme (1916)
  • Dictatorship
  • Fascism
  • International conflicts
  • Nazism
  • Political doctrines
  • Political systems
  • Totalitarianism
  • War
  • Wars (events)
  • World War One (1914-1918)
  • World War Two (1939-1945)
  • World wars (events)

Personal names

  • Ellenberger, George Fothergill, 1895- ? 1974, Brigadier
  • Torr, William Wyndham Torrs, fl 1930, Major

Corporate names

  • British Army


  • Arras, France
  • Austria
  • Czechoslovakia, Eastern Europe
  • Hungary, Eastern Europe
  • Luxembourg
  • Somme, France
  • Ypres, Belgium

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