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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0099 KCLMA Melville
MELVILLE, Col Christian Landale (1913-1984)
Created [1930]-1945
Level of description
collection level
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
1 file, 1 volume


Administrative / Biographical history

Born in 1913; 2nd Lt, Black Watch, 1933; Lt, 1936; Maj, 1946; retired in 1948; died in 1984.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Presented to the Centre by the family in 1986.

Content & structure

Scope and content

Papers relating to his military career, [1930]-1945, principally comprising official printed 21 Army Group report on the clearing of Scheldt Estuary, Belgium, Oct-Nov 1944, written in [1944]; typescript copy of article on the Tunisian campaign, 1942-1943, from The Times, 22 May 1943; two silk maps of Western Europe, [1939-1945].

System of arrangement

1 file, 1 volume

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 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.

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.

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  • Armed forces
  • Communications media
  • Information sciences
  • International conflicts
  • International relations
  • Maps
  • Military organizations
  • Newspapers
  • Organizations
  • Periodicals
  • Publications
  • State security
  • Visual materials
  • War
  • Wars (events)
  • World War Two (1939-1945)
  • World wars (events)

Personal names

  • Melville, Christian Landale, 1913-1984, Colonel

Corporate names

  • British Army


  • Belgium
  • Escaut, river
  • Scheldt, river
  • Tunisia, North Africa

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