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HART DYKE, Brig Trevor (1905-1995)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0099 KCLMA Hart Dyke
Held at: Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives, King's College London
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Full title: HART DYKE, Brig Trevor (1905-1995)
Date(s): Created 1946, 1970
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 2 volumes
Name of creator(s):


Administrative/Biographical history:

Born in 1905; educated at Marlborough College and Royal Military College, Sandhurst; 2nd Lt, Queen's Royal Regt, 1924; served in India, 1924-1926; Lt, 1926; Capt, 1935; employed with King's African Rifles, East Africa, 1930-1936; Administrative Company Commander, Queen's Royal Regt Depot, Guildford, [1936]; wrote military handbooks for War Office on BritishColonies in Africa, 1936-1937; commanded D Company, 2 Bn, Queen's Royal Regt, UK, [1938]; attended Staff College, 1938-1939; General Staff Officer Grade 3, Operations Branch, War Office, 1939; Bde Maj, 18 Territorial Div, UK, 1939-1940; General Staff Officer Grade 2, Gibraltar, 1940-1941; served in UK, 1941-1944; served with 4 Bn (Hallamshire Bn), York and Lancaster Regt, North West Europe, 1944-1945; General Staff Officer Grade 1, South East Asia, 1945; commanded 5 King's African Rifles, East Africa, 1946-1947; served in Berlin, 1948; died in 1995.


Scope and content/abstract:

'The peace divided', an account of his life and career, 1905-1948, notably his service in India with the Queen's Royal Regt, in Africa with King's African Rifles, and in UK, 1938-1940, 1941-1944, Gibraltar, 1940-1941, South East Asia, 1945, East Africa, 1946-1947 and Berlin, 1948, compiled in 1970 by Ben Lockwood, Hart Dyke's stepson, from notes left by Hart Dyke and printed in1995. 'Normandy to Arnhem, a story of the infantry', an account of his service with 4 Bn, (Hallamshire Bn), York and Lancaster Regt in the UK, 1943-1944, and North West Europe, 1944-1945, written using regimental war diaries in 1946 and originally printed in 1966, reprinted by 4 Bn, Yorkshire Volunteers in 1991.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

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.

Finding aids:

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

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Placed in the Centre by the family in 1996.

Allied Materials

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National Register of Archives: Click here to view NRA record

Publication note:

Date compiled: Nov 1996

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