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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0099 KCLMA MacFetridge
MACFETRIDGE, Lt Col Charles Hemphill Townsend (1913-2002)
1987, 1995, 2000
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
one file or 0.01m3


Name of creator(s)

MacFetridge, Charles Hemphill Townsend, 1913-2002, Lieutenant Colonel

Administrative / Biographical history

Born, 1913; commissioned into Royal Artillery as Second Lieutenant, 1933; 1 Light Battery, 1934-1935; Lieutenant, 1 Anti Aircraft Brigade, 1936-1938; Lieutenant, (Jacob's) Mountain Battery and 13 (Dardoni) Mountain Battery, 21 Mountain Regiment, North West Frontier, India, 1938-1941; Second in Command, 23 Indian Mountain Regiment, Burma, 1944-1945; Staff College, 1946; Major, 1946; Brigade Major, 10 Anti-Aircraft Brigade, Portsmouth, 1948; British Liaison Officer, XL Greek Infantry Brigade, British Military Mission to Greece, Apr-Oct 1948; Lieutenant Colonel, 1955; retired, 1960; Chairman, British Mule Society, 1993-1996; died 2002.

Publications: Tales of the Mountain Gunners. An anthology, compiled by those who served with them , ed MacFetridge, C and Warren, J, (Edinburgh: William Blackwood), 1973.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Presented to the Centre by the family, July 2004

Content & structure

Scope and content

Publications by Lt Col Charles MacFetridge: A Memoir of Greece in 1948: A Year of Crisis , privately published, 1987, detailing experiences as British Liaison Officer, XL Greek Infantry Brigade, British Military Mission to Greece, operating in the Pindhos, Grammos and Vitsi mountains, Apr-Oct 1948; 'Mules in the British Army', a tribute published on the website of the British Mule Society (article no longer available online), [1995]; and British Mule Society booklet The Military Mule in the British Army and Indian Army: An Anthology. Part III: The Mountain Artillery Mule , 2000. Also copy of article 'Tales from the bushy-topped tree: a brief survey of military sketching', PJ Gough, Imperial War Museum Review No 10 , Nov 1995, including mention of MacFetridge.

System of arrangement

One file as above.

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 Archives and Information Management.

Language/scripts of material


Finding aids

Summary guide entry on-line.

Allied materials

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

The personal papers of Charles MacFetridge have been deposited with the National Army Museum

Description control

Archivist's Note

Entry compiled by Katharine Higgon

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

This catalogue is made available under the Open Data Commons Attribution License. This catalogue may be updated from time to time in order to reflect additional material and/or new understandings of the material.

Date(s) of descriptions

Sept 2007

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Personal names

  • MacFetridge, Charles Hemphill Townsend, 1913-2002, Lieutenant Colonel
  • MacFetridge, Charles Hemphill Townsend, 1913-2002, Lieutenant Colonel

Corporate names

  • British Army


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