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BENSON, Maj Gen Edward Riou (1903-1985)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0099 KCLMA Benson E R
Held at: Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives, King's College London
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Full title: BENSON, Maj Gen Edward Riou (1903-1985)
Date(s): Created 1948, 1950, [1964]
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 3 files
Name of creator(s): Benson | Edward Riou | 1903-1985 | Major General


Administrative/Biographical history:

Born in 1903; educated at Cheltenham College and Royal Military Academy, Woolwich; 2nd Lt, Royal Field Artillery, 1923; Lt, 1925; ADC to Government United Provinces, 1929-1931; Capt, 1936; Adjutant, 1936-1938; General Staff Officer Grade 3, 1939-1940; Maj, 1940; Brig, 1942; served in North West Europe, 1944-1946; Col, 1946; Deputy Director, Military Government (British Element), Berlin, 1948-1950; Maj Gen, 1951; Commander, 4 Anti-Aircraft Group, 1951-1953; Chief of Staff, General HQ, Middle East Land Forces, 1954-1957; retired, 1957; Col Commandant, Royal Artillery, 1960-1965; died in 1985.


Scope and content/abstract:

Copies of typescript minutes of 21st meeting of Deputy Commandants of Allied Kommandatura Berlin, 4 Jun 1948; 'British Military Government Berlin, 1945-1950', pamphlet printed in 1950; typescript draft of 'Suez: the seven day war' by Arthur James Barker (Faber and Faber, London, 1964), [1964].

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

3 files

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.

Finding aids:

Summary guide available on-line at, and in hard copy in the Centre's reading room.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Copies made by the Centre in 1986 from originals loaned by the family.

Allied Materials

Related material:

National Register of Archives: Click here to view NRA record

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Date(s) of descriptions:
Jun 1997

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