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HOBDAY, Brig Rupert Edmund (1894-1977)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0099 KCLMA Hobday
Held at: Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives, King's College London
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Full title: HOBDAY, Brig Rupert Edmund (1894-1977)
Date(s): Created 1940-1941
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 1 file
Name of creator(s):


Administrative/Biographical history:

Born in 1894; served in France and Belgium, 1915-1917; 2nd Lt, West Yorkshire Regt, 1915; Lt, 1917; served in Italy, 1917-1918; served in Kurdistan, 1923; Capt, Royal Scots Fusiliers, 1924; General Staff Officer for Weapon Training, Aldershot Command, 1930-1933; Brig Maj, Aldershot Command, 1933-1934; Deputy Adjutant and Quartermaster General, Egypt, 1935-1936; DeputyAdjutant and Quartermaster General, Palestine and Transjordan, 1936; served in Palestine, 1936-1939; Maj, Royal Irish Fusiliers, 1937; General Staff Officer Grade 2, 1937-1940, and Grade 1, 1940; Lt Col, 1940; served in Egypt and Libya, 1940-1941, and later East Africa; honorary Brig, 1948; died in 1977.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers relating to his service in Egypt and Libya, 1940-1941, principally comprising notes for a lecture on the Libyan campaign, 1940-1941, with particular reference to the Battle of Sidi Barrani, Dec 1940, ND; circulars issued by Advanced Western Desert Force General Staff, namely operation orders concerning the advance to Sidi Barrani, 6 Dec 1940, intelligence summary for 9-12Dec 1940, dated 14 Dec 1940, and administrative instructions, Feb 1941.

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:

Presented to the Centre by the family in 1983.

Allied Materials

Related material:

National Register of Archives: Click here to view NRA record

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Description Notes

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Date(s) of descriptions:
Feb 1997

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