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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0099 KCLMA Kerrich
Title
KERRICH, Brig Walter Allan Fitzgerald (1890-1982)
Date(s)
Created 1914-1918, 1923, 1927
Level of description
collection level (single item)
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
1 volume

Context

Administrative / Biographical history

Born in 1890; 2nd Lt, Royal Engineers, 1910; Lt, 1912; served in France and Belgium, 1914-1917, and Italy, 1917-1918; Capt, 1916; Assistant Instructor in Construction, School of Military Engineering, 1920-1924; Adjutant, 1925-1926; Maj, 1926; Lt Col, 1934; served in Palestine, [1936-1939]; Deputy Chief Engineer, Northern Command, 1939-1940; Col 1937; retired, 1944; died in1982.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Presented to the Centre by the family in 1982.

Content & structure

Scope and content

Scrapbook of his service in France and Belgium, 1914-1917 and Italy, 1917-1918, compiled in 1923 and 1927, including a detailed account of the period Oct 1914-May 1915, notably the first Battle of Ypres, Oct-Nov 1914, written up from letters to his wife, 1914-1915; typescript copies of notes on the operations of 7 Div, Oct-Nov 1914, compiled by the General Staff, 7 Div in [1917-1918]; typescript copies of orders of 231 Field Company, 1916, and 528 Field Company, 1917; account of his service in Italy, 1918, written in 1923; copies of divisional and brigade orders for attack at Ypres, Oct 1917; various maps, 1914-1918; reproductions of photographs, 1918; 'The crossing of the Piave in 1918', article by Kerrich cut from The Royal Engineers Journal , Dec 1927.

System of arrangement

1 volume

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 Sep 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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Subjects

  • Armed forces
  • International conflicts
  • International relations
  • Military engineering
  • Military operations
  • Military organizations
  • Organizations
  • State security
  • War
  • Warfare
  • Wars (events)
  • World War One (1914-1918)
  • World wars (events)

Corporate names

  • British Army

Places

  • Italy
  • Ypres, Belgium

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