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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0099 KCLMA Ritchie
RITCHIE, Maj Gen Walter Henry Dennison (1901-1984)
Created 1946-1947
Level of description
collection level (single item)
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
1 volume


Administrative / Biographical history

Born in 1901; educated at St John's College, Southsea; 2nd Lt, Royal Army Signals Corps, 1925; Lt, 1927; Capt, 1935; Staff Capt, 1936-1939; served in France, North Africa and Italy, 1939-1945; Maj, 1939; Adjt, 1939; served with 15 Army Group, 1943; Deputy Quartermaster General to Gen Sir Harold Rupert Leofric George Alexander, Commander-in-Chief, Allied Armies in Italy (15 Army Group), 1943-1944, and to Lt Gen Mark Wayne Clark, Commanding Gen, 15 Army Group, 1944-1945; Brig in charge of administration, British Troops in Egypt and Chairman of Operation SATIRE Works Committee, 1946-1947; Maj Gen, 1953; Director of Quartering, War Office, 1953-1954; Director of Supplies and Transport, War Office, 1954-1957; retired, 1957; Col Commandant, Royal Army Signal Corps, 1959-1964; Honorary Col, 101 Army Emergency Reserve Regt, Royal Corps of Transport, 1965-1967; died in 1984.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Presented to the Centre by the family in 1993.

Content & structure

Scope and content

Bound minutes of meetings of Operation SATIRE Works Committee meetings, Jul 1946-Mar 1947, concerning the provision of accommodation for military units moving to the Canal Zone, Egypt.

System of arrangement

single item

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

Summary guide entry online at

Allied materials

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



Decorations: CB, CBE

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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  • Military engineering
  • Military logistics
  • Military operations
  • Operation Satire (1946-1947)
  • Warfare


  • Suez Canal, Egypt, North Africa

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