Reference code(s): GB 0099 KCLMA Dewing
Held at: Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives, King's College London
Title: DEWING, Maj Gen Richard Henry (1891-1981)
Date(s): Created 1939-1945
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 1 box or 0.01 cubic metres
Name of creator(s):
Born 1891; educated at Haileybury; commissioned into Corps of Royal Engineers, 1911; trained at Royal Engineers Depot, Chatham, Kent, 1911-1913; Lt, 1913; Assistant Garrison Engineer, Madras, India, 1914; served in World War One, 1914-1918; service with 2 Queen Victoria's Own Sappers and Miners, Indian Army, Bangalore and Secunderabad, India, 1915; service in Mesopotamia and Persia, 1915-1919; awarded MC, 1915; Capt, 1917; awarded DSO, 1917; Brevet Maj, 1919; served in Iraq, 1919-1920; graduated from Staff College, Camberley, Surrey, 1924; Instructor in Tactics, School of Military Engineering, 1925-1927; Maj, 1926; General Staff Officer 2, Royal Military College, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, 1927-1929; Commanding Officer, 54 Field Company, Royal Engineers, Bulford, Wiltshire, 1929-1931; Brevet Lt Col, 1930; General Staff Officer 2, Southern Command, 1931-1933; Lt Col, 1934; Imperial Defence College, 1934; service in Malta, in charge of improving the island's defences, 1935-1936; Col, 1936; General Staff Officer 1, War Office, 1936-1937; temporary Brig, 1937; Army Instructor, Imperial Defence College, 1937-1939; Maj Gen, 1939; served in World War Two, 1939-1945; Director of Military Operations, War Office, 1939-1940; Chief of Staff to ACM Sir (Henry) Robert (Moore) Brooke-Popham, Commander-in-Chief Far East, 1940-1941; awarded CB, 1941; Deputy to FM Sir John Greer Dill, British Joint Services Mission, Washington DC, USA, 1942; Head of Army and Air Liaison Staff, Australia, 1943-1944; Head of Supreme Headquarters, Allied Expeditionary Force (SHAEF) Mission to Denmark, 1944-1945; member of Allied Control Commission, Berlin, Germany, 1945-1946; retired 1946; died 1981. Publications: The Army (William Hodge, London, 1938)
Scope and content/abstract:
Manuscript narrative diary relating to Dewing's service as Director of Military Operations, War Office, and as Chief of Staff to ACM Sir (Henry) Robert (Moore) Brooke-Popham, Commander-in-Chief Far East, 1939-1941; two typescript narrative diaries relating to Dewing's service as Head of Army and Air Liaison Staff, Australia, 1943-1944, and as Head of Supreme Headquarters, Allied Expeditionary Force (SHAEF) Mission to Denmark, 1944-1945, with typescript 'Notes on my relations with Swedish Services and Government' ; typescript biographical account of Dewing's career by his son, William Dewing .
ACCESS AND USE
Language/scripts of material: English
System of arrangement:
3 volumes, 1 file
Conditions governing access:
Open, subject to signature of reader's undertaking form.
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.
Summary guide available on-line at http://www.kcl.ac.uk/lhcma/top.htm, and in hard copy in the Centre's reading room.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information:
Immediate source of acquisition:
Copies made by the Centre from originals lent by the family in 1982.
Existence and location of originals:
Existence and location of copies:
Decorations: CB, DSO, MC
Date(s) of descriptions: Sep 1998