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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0099 KCLMA Hardy-Roberts
HARDY-ROBERTS, Brig Sir Geoffrey (Paul) (1907-1997)
Created 1945
Level of description
collection level
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
1 file


Administrative / Biographical history

Born 1907; educated at Eton and the Royal Military College, Sandhurst; commissioned into the 9 (Queen's Royal) Lancers, 1926; served in India; Lt, 1929; Adjutant, 1933-1935; stationed in Edinburgh and Tidworth, Wiltshire, 1933-1937; Capt, 1935; retired from Army, 1937; Member of London County Council, 1938-1945; served in World War Two, 1939-1945; Lt Col, 1941; awarded OBE, 1941; service in Western Desert, Sicily and Italy, 1941-1944; War Substantive Lt Col, 1943; temporary Brig, 1943; Chief of Staff to Gen Sir Miles Christopher Dempsey, General Officer Commanding 2 Army, 21 Army Group, 1943-1945; awarded CBE, 1944; served in North West Europe, 1944-1945; awarded CB, 1945; Officer, US Legion of Merit, 1945; Conservative candidate for Wimbledon in General Election, 1945; Secretary-Superintendent of Middlesex Hospital, 1946-1967; Justice of the Peace, West Sussex, 1960; Deputy Lieutenant, West Sussex (formerly Sussex), 1964; High Sheriff, Sussex, 1965; Master of HM's Household, 1967-1973; Extra Equerry to the Queen, 1967-1997; created KCVO, 1972; Deputy Chairman, King Edward VII Hospital, Midhurst, West Sussex, 1972-1982; Member ofWest Sussex Area Health Authority, 1974-1982; died 1997.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Placed in the Centre by Maj Gen Thomas Anthony Boam in 1999.

Content & structure

Scope and content

Two typescript copy letters home by Hardy-Roberts, written from British Red Cross Commission, theNetherlands, 6 May 1945, describing in detail the local reaction to the German surrender.

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
Finding aids

This Summary Guide, and in hard copy in the reading room.

Allied materials

Existence and location of originals
King's College London College Archives
Related units of description

The papers of Gen Sir Richard Nugent O'Connor contain a letter from Hardy-Roberts, Headquarters 2Army, relating to the mail service for the Belgian Bde, 23 Oct 1944 (Ref: O'Connor 5/3/74).


Compiled Aug 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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  • Humanitarian assistance
  • International conflicts
  • International cooperation
  • International instruments
  • International law
  • International politics
  • Peace
  • War
  • Wars (events)
  • World War Two (1939-1945)
  • World wars (events)

Corporate names

  • Red Cross


  • Netherlands

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