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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0099 KCLMA Hobday
HOBDAY, Brig Rupert Edmund (1894-1977)
Created 1940-1941
Level of description
collection level
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
1 file


Administrative / Biographical history

Born in 1894; served in France and Belgium, 1915-1917; 2nd Lt, West Yorkshire Regt, 1915; Lt, 1917; served in Italy, 1917-1918; served in Kurdistan, 1923; Capt, Royal Scots Fusiliers, 1924; General Staff Officer for Weapon Training, Aldershot Command, 1930-1933; Brig Maj, Aldershot Command, 1933-1934; Deputy Adjutant and Quartermaster General, Egypt, 1935-1936; DeputyAdjutant and Quartermaster General, Palestine and Transjordan, 1936; served in Palestine, 1936-1939; Maj, Royal Irish Fusiliers, 1937; General Staff Officer Grade 2, 1937-1940, and Grade 1, 1940; Lt Col, 1940; served in Egypt and Libya, 1940-1941, and later East Africa; honorary Brig, 1948; died in 1977.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Presented to the Centre by the family in 1983.

Content & structure

Scope and content

Papers relating to his service in Egypt and Libya, 1940-1941, principally comprising notes for a lecture on the Libyan campaign, 1940-1941, with particular reference to the Battle of Sidi Barrani, Dec 1940, ND; circulars issued by Advanced Western Desert Force General Staff, namely operation orders concerning the advance to Sidi Barrani, 6 Dec 1940, intelligence summary for 9-12Dec 1940, dated 14 Dec 1940, and administrative instructions, Feb 1941.

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


Compiled Feb 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
  • Desert warfare
  • International conflicts
  • International relations
  • Military engineering
  • Military intelligence
  • Military organizations
  • Organizations
  • State security
  • War
  • Warfare
  • Wars (events)
  • World War Two (1939-1945)
  • World wars (events)

Corporate names

  • British Army


  • Libya
  • Sidi Barrani, Egypt, North Africa

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