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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0099 KCLMA Weldon
WELDON, Brig Hamilton Edward Crosdill (1910-1985)
Created [1945]
Level of description
collection level
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
2 volumes


Administrative / Biographical history

Born in 1910; educated at Charterhouse School and Royal Military Academy, Woolwich; 2nd Lt, Royal Artillery, 1930; Lt, 1933; Capt, 1938; Adjutant, 1939-1940; Bde Maj, Malta, 1941; General Staff Officer Grade 1, Malta, 1941-1943; Staff College, Camberley, 1943-1944; Deputy Assistant Quartermaster General, later Assistant Quartermaster General, SHAEF, 1944-1945; General Staff Officer Grade 1, later Assistant Adjutant and Quartermaster General, HQ 21 Army Group, 1945; Assistant Quartermaster General, British Army of the Rhine, 1944-1946; Assistant Quartermaster General, HQ Southern Command, 1948-1951; British Army of the Rhine, 1951-1952; Col on Staff of SHAPE, 1952-1953; Command of 22 Light Anti-Aircraft Regt, Germany, 1953-1955; Assistant Quartermaster General, War Office, 1955-1958; Commander, 33 Anti-Aircraft Bde, 1958-1960; Commandant, School of Artillery, 1960-1962; ADC to the Queen, 1961-1962; Secretary, County of London Territorial and Auxiliary Forces Association, 1962-1968, and Greater London Territorial Auxiliary and Volunteer Reserve Association, 1968-1974; died in 1985.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Presented to the Centre by Weldon in 1982.

Content & structure

Scope and content

'Drama in Malta, a personal flashback', Weldon's account of his service in Malta, 1939-1943, based on notes made in 1939-1943, printed by Printing and Stationery Service, British Army of the Rhine, [1945]. 'A collection of Field Marshal Montgomery's personal messages to 21 Army Group, Normandy to the Baltic, 1944-1945', printed by Printing and Stationery Services, 21 Army Group, [1945].

System of arrangement

2 volumes.

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
Existence and location of copies

Library, Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst.



Decorations: 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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  • Armed forces
  • Documents
  • Information sources
  • International conflicts
  • International relations
  • Memoirs
  • Military organizations
  • Organizations
  • State security
  • War
  • Wars (events)
  • World War Two (1939-1945)
  • World wars (events)

Personal names

  • Montgomery, Bernard Law, 1887-1976, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein and Hindhead, Field Marshal

Corporate names

  • British Army


  • Malta

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