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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0099 KCLMA Hart Dyke
HART DYKE, Brig Trevor (1905-1995)
Created 1946, 1970
Level of description
collection level
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
2 volumes


Administrative / Biographical history

Born in 1905; educated at Marlborough College and Royal Military College, Sandhurst; 2nd Lt, Queen's Royal Regt, 1924; served in India, 1924-1926; Lt, 1926; Capt, 1935; employed with King's African Rifles, East Africa, 1930-1936; Administrative Company Commander, Queen's Royal Regt Depot, Guildford, [1936]; wrote military handbooks for War Office on BritishColonies in Africa, 1936-1937; commanded D Company, 2 Bn, Queen's Royal Regt, UK, [1938]; attended Staff College, 1938-1939; General Staff Officer Grade 3, Operations Branch, War Office, 1939; Bde Maj, 18 Territorial Div, UK, 1939-1940; General Staff Officer Grade 2, Gibraltar, 1940-1941; served in UK, 1941-1944; served with 4 Bn (Hallamshire Bn), York and Lancaster Regt, North West Europe, 1944-1945; General Staff Officer Grade 1, South East Asia, 1945; commanded 5 King's African Rifles, East Africa, 1946-1947; served in Berlin, 1948; died in 1995.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Placed in the Centre by the family in 1996.

Content & structure

Scope and content

'The peace divided', an account of his life and career, 1905-1948, notably his service in India with the Queen's Royal Regt, in Africa with King's African Rifles, and in UK, 1938-1940, 1941-1944, Gibraltar, 1940-1941, South East Asia, 1945, East Africa, 1946-1947 and Berlin, 1948, compiled in 1970 by Ben Lockwood, Hart Dyke's stepson, from notes left by Hart Dyke and printed in1995. 'Normandy to Arnhem, a story of the infantry', an account of his service with 4 Bn, (Hallamshire Bn), York and Lancaster Regt in the UK, 1943-1944, and North West Europe, 1944-1945, written using regimental war diaries in 1946 and originally printed in 1966, reprinted by 4 Bn, Yorkshire Volunteers in 1991.

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 published in hard copy in the Centre's reading room.

Allied materials

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

Date compiled: Nov 1996


Compiled Nov 1996

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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  • Arnhem, Netherlands
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