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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB 0099 KCLMA Marriott
Title
MARRIOTT, Lt Col John Horace (1916-2007)
Date(s)
1941-2007
Level of description
Collection (fonds)
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
1 box

Context

Name of creator(s)

MARRIOTT, Lt Col John Horace (1916-2007)

Administrative / Biographical history

Born 1916; educated Brunswick Preparatory School, Hayward's Heath, 1926-1929; Uppingham School, 1930-1934; Sandhurst, 1934-1935; Lt, 2 Bn, Leicestershire Regt, 1936; service in Londonderry, 1936; Aldershot, 1936-1938; Palestine, 1938-1940, including night patrols in the Nablus region; Battalion Intelligence Officer, Acre, 1939; Western Desert, 1940-1941, including Sollum and Bardia, Dec 1940-Jan 1941; battle of Crete, May 1941; Syria, Jun-Sep 1941; Tobruk, Sep-Dec 1941; India, 1942-Aug 1943; Brigade Major, 16 Infantry Bde, 70 Div (subsequently renamed 3 Indian Div) Long Range Penetration (LRP) operations under Bernard Ferguson, Burma, 1943-1944; Brigade Major, 1 Parachute Bde, UK; Denmark to take the surrender of the German Forces, VE Day; instructor at the Joint Army/RAF Staff College, Haifa; commander, 3 Parachute Battalion in Germany; instructor at Mons Officer Cadet School; instructor at the Royal Navy Staff College; returned to the Leicesters in Iserlohn, 1953 and then on to the Sudan; Support Company Commander, Cyprus; staff appointments in GHQ, Nicosia; commander 5 Territorial Battalion, Leicester, 1959; British Military Staff, Washington, 1963-1965; retired, 1971; died, 2007.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Received by the Centre Feb 2008.

Content & structure

Scope and content

Papers of Lt Col John Horace Marriott, 1941-2007, comprising memoir of life and service, 1916-1944, covering: early life in Hove, 1916-1922; Switzerland, 1922-1926, including detailed account of skiing in the 1920s; education, including at Sandhurst, 1929-1935 and military service including Lt, 2 Bn, Leicestershire Regt, 1936; service in Londonderry, 1936; Aldershot, 1936-1938; Palestine, 1938-1940, including night patrols in the Nablus region; Battalion Intelligence Officer, Acre, 1939; Western Desert, 1940-1941, including Sollum and Bardia, Dec 1940 - Jan 1941; battle of Crete, May 1941; Syria, Jun-Sep 1941; Tobruk, Sep-Dec 1941; India, 1942-Aug 1943 and 70 Div (subsequently renamed 3 Indian Div) Long Range Penetration (LRP) operations under Bernard Fergusson, Burma, 1943-1944. The memoir includes sketches of a barrack room, Londonderry; latrines, Sandhurst (Commanding Officer's one-man tent, and six seater 'thunderbox', in use) and a mule carrying radio equipment, Burma.Transcripts of Marriott's letters home, 19 Feb-9 Jun 1941, including on successful treatment of casualties and edition of The Green Tiger, newsletter of the Royal Leicestershire Regiment, for Spring 2007, with obituary for Marriott and a photocopy from the letters page of a subsequent edition, with an appreciation by John Penlington, former driver to Marriott.

System of arrangement

As outlined in scope and content.

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

English.

Finding aids

No additional finding aids.

Allied materials

Existence and location of originals

Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives, King's College London

Description control

Archivist's Note

Entry compiled by Sarah Drewery.

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

Oct 2008

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Subjects

  • Colonial countries
  • Documents
  • Information sources
  • International conflicts
  • International conflicts
  • Memoirs
  • Military engineering
  • Military operations
  • Political systems
  • War
  • War casualties
  • War victims
  • World War Two (1939-1945)
  • World wars (events)

Personal names

  • FERGUSSON, Bernard Sir(1911-1980)Baron Ballantrae
  • MARRIOTT, Lt Col John Horace (1916-2007)

Places

  • Crete
  • England
  • Europe
  • Europe
  • Europe
  • Europe
  • Greece
  • Hove
  • India
  • Ireland
  • Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
  • Londonderry
  • Middle East
  • Myanmar
  • North Africa
  • North Africa
  • Palestine
  • South Asia
  • South East Asia
  • Sussex
  • Switzerland
  • Syria
  • Tobruk
  • UK
  • Western Desert
  • Western Europe
  • Western Europe
  • Western Europe
  • Western Europe
  • World
  • World
  • World
  • World

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