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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0099 KCLMA Stone
STONE, Brig John Southam Wycherley (1895-1983)
Created 1939-1983
Level of description
collection level
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
1 box or 0.01 cubic metres


Administrative / Biographical history

Born 1895; educated at Clifton and Royal Military Academy, Woolwich; commissioned into Royal Engineers, 1914; served in World War One, 1914-1918; Lt, 1915; Capt, 1917; awarded MC, 1917; Maj, 1929; Staff Capt, War Office, 1932-1934; employed on Air Staff duties, RAF, 1934-1935; General Staff Officer 2, Malta, 1936-1937; Lt Col, 1937; service in Palestine, 1937-1939; served in World War Two, 1939-1945; awarded OBE, 1940; Col, 1940; General Staff Officer 1, 1940; service in UK, 1940-1942; acting Brig, 1941; Normandy landings and invasion of the Netherlands, 1944; awarded CBE, 1944; served in Greece, Palestine and Egypt, 1946; retired 1948; Hon Brig, 1948; Controller, Technical and General Services, Atomic Research Centre, Aldermaston, Berkshire, 1950-1958; died 1983.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Copies made by the Centre from originals lent by the family in 1983.

Content & structure

Scope and content

Copies of papers relating to Stone's career, 1939-1982, including typescript account entitled 'Duck shooting in the upper Jordan valley, 1938-1939', a shoot organised by Maj Gen Bernard Law Montgomery, General Officer Commanding 8 Div, northern Palestine, 1939; typescript extracts from letters by Stone to his wife whilst serving in Palestine, 1938, and extracts from letters to his wife whilst serving as Chief Engineer, Berlin, Germany, 1945-1946; letter from Lt Col Desmond Harrison, Royal Engineers, dated 26 Jun 1940, relating to the campaign in France and the evacuation of the BEF (British Expeditionary Force) from Dunkirk, 26 May-Jun 1940; typescript 'Chief Engineer's diary', 16 Apr 1942-5 Nov 1945, with an account by an unknown English woman who spent the war in Germany, entitled 'Notes on Berlin in April 1945'; typescript account by Stone of the Normandy invasion and advance of 2 Army to the Netherlands, Jul-Oct 1944; typescript extracts from letters by Stone to his wife, Greece, Feb-Oct 1946, and letters from Mount Zion College, Jerusalem, Palestine, Jul 1946; typescript autobiography, 1895-1950; typescript notes on Atomic Research Centre, Aldermaston, Berkshire, 1950-1958; printed booklet in French and English entitled Keep in mind. La Batisse aux Anglais (1977) by Philippe Bauduin, with related correspondence, 1976; typescript draft obituary, 1983.

System of arrangement

The collection is arranged in sections as above.

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 provided 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 and French.
Finding aids

This Summary Guide, and in hard copy in the Centre's reading room.

Allied materials

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



Decorations: CBE, 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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  • Armed forces
  • International conflicts
  • International relations
  • Military engineering
  • Military equipment
  • Military operations
  • Military organizations
  • Nuclear weapons
  • Organizations
  • State security
  • War
  • Warfare
  • Wars (events)
  • Weapons
  • World War Two (1939-1945)
  • World wars (events)

Personal names

  • Bauduin, Philippe, fl 1976-1977, author
  • Harrison, Desmond, 1896-1884, Major General
  • Montgomery, Bernard Law, 1887-1976, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein and Hindhead, Field Marshal

Corporate names

  • British Army


  • Aldermaston, Berkshire, England
  • Berlin, Germany
  • Dunkirk, France
  • Greece
  • Jerusalem, Israel, Middle East
  • London, England
  • Netherlands
  • Normandy, France
  • Palestine, Middle East

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