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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0099 KCLMA Marnham R
Title
MARNHAM, Brig Sir Ralph (1901-1984)
Date(s)
Created 1941-1942, 1945, 1991
Level of description
collection level
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
2 files

Context

Administrative / Biographical history

Born in 1901; 2nd Lt, Royal Army Medical Corps, 1940; Lt Col, 1940; served in Middle East, 1940-1944, and East Africa, 1944; Officer in Charge of Surgical Divs of No 62 General Hospital, Tobruk, Libya, 1941-1942; and Consulting Surgeon, 9 Army, East Africa and Southern Command; Brig, 1944; retired from Army, 1945, and went on to work as surgeon at St George's Hospital, London; Sergeant-Surgeon to the Queen, 1967-1972; died in 1984.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Placed in the Centre by the family in 1985 and 1991.

Content & structure

Scope and content

Papers relating to his service in the Middle East, principally comprising account of his work at No 62 General Hospital, Tobruk, Libya, Oct 1941-Feb 1942; cutting of newspaper article based on this account, written by Patrick Marnham (his son) in 1991; text of his lecture on surgery in the Middle East, 1940-1943, [1943]; photocopy of his printed article 'The Tobruk Plaster', 1945;diary of Col H V Leigh, Commander, No 62 General Hospital, Oct 1941-Jan 1942; Leigh's official report on No 62 General Hospital for the period Oct-Dec 1941, written in Jan 1942.

System of arrangement

2 files

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
Publication note

Date of compilation: Feb 1997

Notes

Note

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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Subjects

  • Armed forces
  • Desert warfare
  • International conflicts
  • International relations
  • Medical sciences
  • Military engineering
  • Military medicine
  • Military organizations
  • Organizations
  • State security
  • Surgery
  • War
  • Warfare
  • Wars (events)
  • World War Two (1939-1945)
  • World wars (events)

Personal names

  • Leigh, H V, fl 1941-1942, Colonel
  • Marnham, Patrick, fl 1991, son of Brigadier Sir Ralph Marnham

Corporate names

  • British Army

Places

  • Libya
  • Tobruk, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, North Africa

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