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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0099 KCLMA Trechmann
TRECHMANN, Maj Otto Leopold (1884-1950)
Created 1914, 1920, 1922, [1930-1940], 1934, 1938
Level of description
collection level
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
1 file


Administrative / Biographical history

Born 28 March 1884; 2nd Lt, Durham Royal Garrison Artillery, 1909; Capt, Heugh Battery, Hartlepool, 1914; served in France with 41 Siege Battery, 1915-1917; died in 1950.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Presented to the Centre by the family in 1986.

Content & structure

Scope and content

Papers relating to bombardment of Hartlepool by three German battle cruisers, 16 Dec 1914, dated 1914, 1920, 1922, [1930-1940], 1934, 1938, notably including Trechmann's official report to Lt Col L Robson, Officer Commanding, Durham Royal Garrison Artillery, dated 16 Dec 1914; Robson's official report to the Fortress Commander, West Hartlepool, dated 16 Dec 1914; 'The bombardment of the Hartlepools' by Capt W A Murley, an offprint from the [Royal Regiment of Artillery] journal, [1930-1940]; The Great War: I was there! part 7 (1938), including an anonymous article on 'British pluck and luck at the Hartlepools'. Typescript text on his military service, 1914-1917, notably his experiences with the Heugh Battery, Hartlepool, 1914-1915, and with 41 Siege Battery at the Battle of the Somme, 1916, and Battle of Vimy Ridge, 1917.

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


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: 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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  • Artillery
  • International conflicts
  • Military equipment
  • War
  • Wars (events)
  • Weapons
  • World War One (1914-1918)
  • World wars (events)


  • Hartlepool, County Durham, England
  • London, England
  • Somme, France
  • Vimy, France

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