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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0099 KCLMA Mace
MACE, Col Rex Charles (b 1919)
Created 1923-1983
Level of description
collection level
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
1 file


Administrative / Biographical history

Born 1919; commissioned as 2nd Lt, 1939; 2nd Lt, Indian Army, 1940; served in World War Two, 1939-1945; Lt, 1941; temporary Capt, 1941-1942; transferred to Royal Artillery, 1943; Capt, 1946; temporary Maj, 1950-1952; Maj, 1952; served with 156 (East Africa) Independent Heavy Anti-Aircraft Battery, Royal Artillery, Kenya during Mau Mau revolt, 1952- 1955; awarded MBE,1955; Deputy Assistant Adjutant General, War Office, 1958- 1963; Lt Col, 1963; General Staff Officer 1, Army Department, Ministry of Defence, 1964-1966; Col, 1966; Col, General Staff, Headquarters British Army of the Rhine, 1969-1972; Central Defence Staff Officer, Ministry of Defence, 1974-1975; retired 1975.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Presented to the Centre by Mace in 1996.

Content & structure

Scope and content

Papers relating to the Dogra Regt, Indian Army, 1923-1944, including typescript notes by Brig John Parke Fullerton on 3 Bn, 17 Dogra Regt, 1923-1940; typescript notes by Maj Peter Lewis Gell and Tom Roe on the redeployment by air of 5 Indian Div from Arakan to northern Burma, Mar 1944; typescript notes entitled 'The story of Havildar Rattan Singh MM, 3 Bn, TheDogra Regiment' [1945]; typescript notes entitled 'A brief history of the 8th Independent Infantry Bde in Malaya, Nov 1940-Feb 1942' [1945]; typescript 'An abridged history of the Dogra Regiment' [1975]; typescript notes by Col Francis Cortland Simpson, General Staff Officer 1, 17 Indian Div, Burma, 1942, on the demolition of the Sittang Bridge [1983]. Papers relating to operations of 156 (East Africa) Independent Heavy Anti-Aircraft Battery, Royal Artillery, Kenya, 1952-1955, including typescript notes on the history of artillery units in East Africa and operations in Kenya, 1952-1955, with photographs of Kenyan recruits, 3.7 inch heavy anti-aircraft guns and 25 pounder guns.

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 Jun 1998

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
  • Artillery
  • International conflicts
  • International relations
  • Military equipment
  • Military organizations
  • Organizations
  • State security
  • War
  • Wars (events)
  • Weapons
  • World War Two (1939-1945)
  • World wars (events)

Personal names

  • Fullerton, John Parke, 1894-1977, Brigadier
  • Gell, Peter Lewis, fl 1944, Major
  • Roe, Tom, fl 1944, author
  • Simpson, Francis Cortland, fl 1942-1983, Colonel
  • Singh, Havildar Rattan, fl 1945, soldier

Corporate names

  • British Army
  • Indian Army


  • Arakan, Myanmar, South East Asia
  • Kenya, East Africa
  • Malaysia, South East Asia

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