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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0099 KCLMA Hingston
Title
HINGSTON, Lt Col Walter George (1905-1992)
Date(s)
Created 1940, [1997]
Level of description
collection level
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
1 file

Context

Administrative / Biographical history

Born 1905; educated at Harrow and the Royal Military College, Sandhurst; commissioned into the King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, 1925; Lt, 1927; transferred to Indian Army, 1927; served with Nigeria Regt, Royal West African Frontier Force, 1931-1936; Capt, 1934; 1 Punjab Regt, Indian Army, 1936; attended Staff College, Quetta, India, 1938-1939; served in World War Two, 1939-1945; service with 5 Bn, 1 Punjab Regt, North West Frontier, India, 1939-1940; General Staff Officer 3 (Intelligence), Headquarters, 4 Indian Div, Western Desert and Eritrea, 1940-1941; Deputy Director, Public Relations, General Headquarters, India, 1942; Chief Information Officer to Commander-in-Chief, Ceylon, 1943; retired, 1945; Chief Information Officer, Department of Scientific and Industrial Research, 1945-1963; Editor, Geographical Magazine, 1963-1968; awarded OBE, 1964; Member, Marlborough and Ramsbury Rural District Council, 1970-1974; died 1992. Publications: History of the King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Volume 5 (P Lund, Humphries & Co, London, 1950); The tiger strikes. A record of the exploits of troops from India in the theatre of war of the Middle East during 1940-1941 (Thacker's Press and Directories, Calcutta, India, 1943); The tiger kills. India's fight in the Middle East and North Africa (F Borton for G Claridge, Bombay,India, 1944).

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

History of the King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Volume 5 (P Lund, Humphries & Co, London, 1950); The tiger strikes. A record of the exploits of troops from India in the theatre of war of the Middle East during 1940-1941 (Thacker's Press and Directories, Calcutta, India, 1943); The tiger kills. India's fight in the Middle East and North Africa (F Borton for G Claridge, Bombay, India, 1944).

Placed in the Centre by the family in 1997.

Content & structure

Scope and content

Copy of typescript extract from letter, dated 16 Dec 1940, by Hingston, General Staff Officer 3 (Intelligence), Headquarters, 4 Indian Div, Western Desert, to his wife at General Headquarters, Delhi, India, with detailed uncensored account of British success in Operation COMPASS, 1st Western Desert campaign, 6-16 Dec 1940. Typescript notes by Mrs Hingston on Hingston's health and pre-war service in India [1997].

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
English
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

Notes

Note
Compiled Jan 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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Subjects

  • Armed forces
  • Desert warfare
  • International conflicts
  • International relations
  • Military engineering
  • Military operations
  • Military organizations
  • Operation Compass (1940)
  • Organizations
  • State security
  • War
  • Warfare
  • Wars (events)
  • World War Two (1939-1945)
  • World wars (events)

Corporate names

  • British Army

Places

  • Delhi, India, South Asia
  • North Africa

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