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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0099 KCLMA Russell, D
RUSSELL, Lt Gen Sir Dudley (1896-1978)
Created 1944
Level of description
collection level
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
1 file


Administrative / Biographical history

Born in 1896; served in World War One, 1914-1918; 2nd Lt 1914; service with The Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regt) [1915-1917]; Lt 1916; joined Indian Army, 1917; awarded MC, 1918; Capt, 1919; Maj, 1933; service with 6 Royal Bn (Scinde), 13 Frontier Force Rifles, Indian Army, Kohat, Razmak and Ahmednager, North West Frontier, India, 1935-1939; qualified as Higher Standard Interpreter in Pashto, 1936; Lt Col, 1938; Commanding Officer, 6 Royal Bn (Scinde), 13 Frontier Force Rifles, Indian Army, 1938-1940; served in World War Two, 1939-1945; acting Col, 1940; Col, 1941; served as General Staff Officer 1, 5 Indian Div in operations clearing Italian forces from Eritrea, Ethiopia and Abyssinia,1941; present at Battle of Amba Alagi, Ethiopia, and negotiated surrender of the Italian Gen Amadeo, Duke of Aosta, Commander-in-Chief, Italian forces in East Africa, May 1941; awarded OBE, 1941; Brig, 1942; commanded 5 Indian Infantry Bde, 8 Army, Western Desert, 1942; awarded DSO, 1942; present at Second Battle of El Alamein, Oct 1942; commanded 8 Indian Div in Italy, 1943-1945; awarded CBE, 1944; Maj Gen, 1945; awarded CB, 1945; acting Lt Gen, 1947; General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Delhi and East Punjab Command of Indian Army, 1947; Chief British Adviser to the Indian Army, 1948-1954; created KBE, 1950; Lt Gen, 1954; retired, 1954; died in 1978.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Copy made by the Centre in 1983 from original loaned by Brig Brian Mortimer Archibald (1906-1993), after whom the collection was named until Nov 1999.

Content & structure

Scope and content

Photocopy of '8 Indian Div newsletter', consisting of an account of the division's activities in Italy and lists of staff and awards, Mar-Nov 1944.

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 available online at and in hard copy in the Centre's reading room.

Allied materials

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



Decorations: KBE, CB, DSO, MC

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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  • Social behaviour
  • Social norms
  • State security
  • War
  • Wars (events)
  • World War Two (1939-1945)
  • World wars (events)

Corporate names

  • British Army


  • Italy

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