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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0099 KCLMA Hamersley
HAMERSLEY, Lt Col James Hubert St George (1916- 1983)
Created 1940-1961
Level of description
collection level
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
1 volume, 1 file


Administrative / Biographical history

Born 1916; educated at Clifton College and Royal Military Academy, Woolwich; commissioned into the Royal Corps of Signals, 1936; served in Palestine, 1936-1939; Lt, 1939; served in World War Two, 1939-1945; temporary Capt, 1941-1942; service in Malta, 1940-1942; served in Sicily and Italy, 1943; Capt, 1944; graduated from Staff College, Camberley, Surrey, 1944; GeneralStaff Officer 2, Headquarters 8 Army, Italy, 1944-1945; Deputy Assistant Adjutant General, War Office, 1945-1947; Instructor, Royal Corps of Signals Officer Cadet Training Unit, 1947-1949; Chief Instructor, 1948-1949; Maj, 1949; Instructor, Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, 1949-1952; General Staff Officer 2, Headquarters, East African Command, Kenya, 1952-1954; service in Malaya, 1954- 1956; Lt Col, 1956; Commanding Officer, 6 Armoured Div Signal Regt, Royal Corps of Signals, British Army of the Rhine, 1956-1958; retired from the Army, 1960; awarded OBE, 1961; employed by Lines Brothers; died 1983.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Presented to the Centre by the family in 1984.

Content & structure

Scope and content

Photograph album/scrapbook, 1940-1948, including photographs of the Santerno valley and Castel del Rio, northern Italy, Nov- Dec 1944 and official information booklets entitled 'Soldier's guide to Sicily' and 'Soldier's guide to Rome' [1943]; letters of acknowledgment for efficient service from superior officers including Col Geoffrey Rimbault, Deputy Chief of Staff, East AfricaCommand, Jun 1954; Maj Gen Richard James Moberly, Chief Staff Officer, Headquarters British Army of the Rhine, Jun 1957; Maj Gen Denis Stuart Scott ('Rory') O'Connor, General Officer Commanding 6 Armoured Div, British Army of the Rhine, Jan-Feb 1958; Maj Gen Kenneth Cecil Orville Bastyan, Chief Signals Officer, Headquarters Northern Army Group, British Army of the Rhine, Apr 1958; Lt Col Terence Douglas Herbert McMeekin, Commanding Officer 29 Field Regt Royal Artillery, Jan 1961.

System of arrangement

1 volume, 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
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 Apr 1998

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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  • International conflicts
  • International relations
  • Military organizations
  • Officers
  • Organizations
  • People
  • People by occupation
  • Personnel
  • Photographs
  • State security
  • Visual materials
  • War
  • Wars (events)
  • World War Two (1939-1945)
  • World wars (events)

Personal names

  • Bastyan, Kenneth Cecil Orville, 1906-1975, Major General
  • Hamersley, Hubert St George, 1916-1983, Lieutenant Colonel
  • McMeekin, Sir, Terence Douglas Herbert, 1918-1984, Knight, Lieutenant General
  • Moberly, Richard James, b 1906, Major General
  • O'Connor, Sir, Denis Stuart Scott, 1907-1988, Knight, Lieutenant General
  • Rimbault, Geoffrey Acworth, 1908-1991, Brigadier

Corporate names

  • British Army


  • Castel del Rio, Italy
  • Rome, Italy
  • Santerno valley, Italy
  • Sicily, Italy

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