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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0099 KCLMA Wort
WORT, Brig George (1912-1984)
Created 1942-1946, 1958
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 1912; educated at Marlborough College, Royal Military College, Sandhurst and Staff College, Camberley; 2nd Lt, Wiltshire Regt (Duke of Edinburgh's Regt), 1932; Lt, 1935; personal assistant to Resident in Mysore, 1936-1938; seconded to Malay Regt, 1939-1945; Capt, 1940; wounded and held by Japanese as POW at Alexandra Hospital, Singapore, 1942, and Changi camp, 1942-1945; Maj, 1946; Staff College, Camberley, 1947; Military Secretary's Department, War Office, 1948-1950; Assistant Quartermaster General, HQ Western Command, 1952; Lt Col, 1953; commanded 4 Bn, Wiltshire Regt (Territorial Army), 1953-1956; Col, HQ Federation Army, Kuala Lumpur, 1956-1957; Military Adviser to Malayan High Commissioner in UK, London, 1957-1958; commanded 107 Ulster Independent Infantry Bde Group (Territorial Army), 1958-1961; retired in 1961; died in 1984.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Presented to the Centre by the family in 1985.

Content & structure

Scope and content

'1st Battalion, The Malay Regiment', particulars of British and Malay personnel, 1942-1945, compiled by Wort while in Changi POW camp, 1942-1945, with additional information added in 1946, and including an account of the role of 1 Bn in the Battle of Singapore, 9-15 Feb 1942, written by Lt Col J P G Andre, Officer Commanding, dated 1942. Copy photograph of Wort, 1958.

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 Sevices.

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

Summary guide entry online and due to be published in hard copy.



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
  • International conflicts
  • International relations
  • Military organizations
  • Organizations
  • Photographs
  • State security
  • Visual materials
  • War
  • War prisoners
  • War victims
  • Wars (events)
  • World War Two (1939-1945)
  • World wars (events)

Personal names

  • Andre, James Richard Glencoe, 1899-1981, Brigadier

Corporate names

  • Malay regiment


  • Changi, Singapore, South East Asia
  • Malaysia, South East Asia

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