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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0099 KCLMA Marnham G
MARNHAM, Brig Geoffrey (1906-1988)
Created 1916-1954
Level of description
collection level
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
1Ā½ boxes or 0.015 cubic metres


Administrative / Biographical history

Born 1906; service with Territorial Army [1926-1927]; commissioned into Royal Artillery, 1927; service with 3 Light Battery, Royal Artillery, India, 1928-1931; Lt, 1930; served in India, [1931-1940]; service with 14 (Rajputana) Mountain Battery, Royal Artillery, India, 1935; service on North West Frontier, India, 1936-1937; Capt, 1938; Adjutant, 21 Mountain Regt, Royal Artillery,Peshawar, India, 1938-1940; served in World War Two, 1939-1945; service in Greece, 1941; Commanding Officer, 74 Field Regt, Royal Artillery, 50 (Northumbrian) Div, Sicily, Jul-Aug 1943; awarded MC, 1943; Maj, 1944; temporary Lt Col, 1948; served with British Troops in Berlin, Germany, during Berlin airlift, 1948; awarded OBE [1948]; Lt Col, 1949; Commanding Officer, 62 Heavy Anti Aircraft Regt, Royal Artillery, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, 1951; Col, 1952; retired as Hon Brig, 1953; died 1988.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Placed in the Centre by the family in 1993.

Content & structure

Scope and content

Papers relating to Marnham's life and career, 1916-1954, including twelve printed maps of Kashmir and Jammu, India, dated 1916-1933, with printed booklet entitled Notes for visitors to Kashmir (Pratap Government Press, India, 1933); printed programme for film Mons, 1924; twenty two captioned photographs relating to service in Peshawar and Nowshera, India, 1928-1935;typescript 'Report on operations in Greece', 4 Infantry Bde, 3 Mar-28 Apr 1941, with two printed maps of Greece [1941]; typescript official report 'The operations of the 50th (Northumbrian) Division in the Sicilian campaign, July and August 1943', with photograph of the memorial to 1 Durham Infantry Bde, Ponte Primosole, Sicily, 1943; typescript training notes by Maj Gen Charles Falkland Loewen,General Officer Commanding 1 Infantry Div, Mar 1945; printed booklet entitled Notes on the blockade of Berlin 1948. From a British viewpoint in Berlin (Headquarters, British Troops, Berlin, Germany, 1948); group photograph of the Warrant Officers and Sergeants, 62 Heavy Anti Aircraft Regt, Royal Artillery, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, Sep 1951; printed booklet containing list of members of 50 (Northumbrian) Div Officers Dining Club, Aug 1954.

System of arrangement

The collection is arranged in chronological order.

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 in hard copy in the reading room.

Allied materials

Existence and location of originals
King's College London College Archives



Compiled Dec 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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  • Armed forces
  • Berlin Blockade, 1948
  • Colonial administration
  • Colonial countries
  • Colonialism
  • Economic sanctions
  • Higher science education
  • Imperialism
  • International conflicts
  • International relations
  • International tensions
  • Maps
  • Military education
  • Military organizations
  • Organizations
  • Political doctrines
  • Political systems
  • State security
  • Visual materials
  • War
  • Wars (events)
  • World War Two (1939-1945)
  • World wars (events)

Personal names

  • Loewen, Sir, Charles Falkland, 1900-1986, Knight, General

Corporate names

  • British Army


  • Berlin, Germany
  • Greece
  • Jammu, Jammu-Kashmir, India, South Asia
  • Kashmir, South Asia
  • Nowshera, Pakistan, South Asia
  • Peshawar, Pakistan, South Asia
  • Sicily, Italy

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