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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0099 KCLMA Fearon
FEARON, Lt Col Sheppard Percy (1911-1984)
Created 1946-[1984]
Level of description
collection level
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
2 files


Administrative / Biographical history

Born in 1911; attended Royal Military College, Sandhurst, 1929-1931; 2nd Lt, 2 Bn, Border Regt, 1931; joined 5 Bn, 14 Punjab Regt, Indian Army, 1932; served in India, 1932-1935 and 1947, Abyssinia, 1935-1937; seconded to Burma Frontier Force, 1937-1941; Lt, 1933; Capt, 1939; commanded No 1 Independent Infantry Company, Malaya, 1941-1942; held as POW by Japanese,1942-1945; served in Burma, [1945-1946], and India, [1946-1947]; died in 1984.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Presented to the Centre by the family in 1985.

Content & structure

Scope and content

Papers relating to his military career, dated 1946-[1984], notably including typescript account of service of No 1 Independent Infantry Company, Malaya, 1941-1942, dated [1946-1984]; typescript account of experiences of 5 Bn, 14 Punjab Regt in Japanese POW camps, 1942-1945, including details of their work on the Burma Railway, written in [1946-1984]; typescript memoir of Fearon's military career, 1929-1947, written by his wife Diana Fearon in [1984].

System of arrangement

2 files

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 Summary Guide, and published in hard copy in the Centre's reading room.

Allied materials

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


Compiled Jun 1997

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
  • Information sources
  • International conflicts
  • International relations
  • Memoirs
  • Military engineering
  • Military logistics
  • Military organizations
  • Organizations
  • State security
  • War
  • War prisoners
  • War victims
  • Warfare
  • Wars (events)
  • World War Two (1939-1945)
  • World wars (events)

Corporate names

  • British Army
  • Indian Army


  • China, East Asia
  • Japan, East Asia
  • Malaysia, South East Asia
  • Myanmar, South East Asia

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