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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0099 KCLMA Mockler-Ferryman
Title
MOCKLER-FERRYMAN, Brig Eric (1896-1978)
Date(s)
Created 1914, 1918, [1945]-1978
Level of description
collection level
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
1 file

Context

Administrative / Biographical history

Born in 1896; educated at Wellington College and Royal Military Academy, Woolwich; commissioned into Royal Artillery, 1915; served in France and Belgium, 1915-1919; Instructor, Staff College, Camberley, 1933; seconded to Australian Military Forces, 1937-1939; Head of German Intelligence Section, War Office, 1939-1940; Brig, General Staff (Intelligence), Home Forces,1940-1942; Commander, Royal Artillery, Scottish Command, 1942; Head of Intelligence Section, Allied Force HQ, North Africa, 1942-1943; served with Special Operations Executive, North West Europe, 1943-1945; Control Commission, Hungary, 1945-1946; retired pay, 1947; died in 1978.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Presented to the Centre by Martin Jones in 1979.

Content & structure

Scope and content

Papers relating to his military career, 1914-1945, dated 1914, 1917-1918, [1945]-1978, principally comprising typescript texts of lectures, [1965-1975], on his service with the Australian Military Forces, 1937-1939, the planning and execution of Allied invasion of North Africa, 1942, and his service with the SOE, North West Europe, 1943-1945; correspondence with Sir ArthurWynne Morgan Bryant, 1978, concerning Mockler-Ferryman's service with Maj Gen John Greer Dill, Commandant, Staff College, Camberley, 1933, and Gen Sir Alan Francis Brooke (later FM Alan Francis Brooke, 1st Viscount Alanbrooke of Brookeborough), Commander-in-Chief, Home Forces, 1940-1941.

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
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
Related units of description

Royal Artillery Institution: World War One diary, 1915-1918, and copy of unpublished personal memoirs. The Imperial War Museum also holds a copy of these memoirs, while the Liddle Collection, Leeds University, holds a copy of the diary.

Publication note
Royal Artillery Institution: World War One diary, 1915-1918, and copy of unpublished personal memoirs. The Imperial War Museum also holds a copy of these memoirs, while the Liddle Collection, Leeds University, holds a copy of the diary.

Notes

Note
Compiled Jul 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
  • Colonial forces
  • International conflicts
  • International relations
  • Military engineering
  • Military intelligence
  • Military operations
  • Military organizations
  • Operation Torch (1942)
  • Organizations
  • Special forces
  • State security
  • War
  • Warfare
  • Wars (events)
  • World War Two (1939-1945)
  • World wars (events)

Personal names

  • Brooke, Alan Francis, 1883-1963, 1st Viscount Alanbrooke of Brookeborough, Field Marshal
  • Bryant, Sir, Arthur Wynne Morgan, 1899-1985, Knight, author
  • Dill, Sir, John Greer, 1881-1944, Knight, Field Marshal

Corporate names

  • Australian Army
  • SOE, Special Operations Executive

Places

  • Asia and the Pacific
  • Australia, Oceania
  • North Africa
  • Western Europe

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