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RITCHIE, Maj Gen Walter Henry Dennison (1901-1984)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0099 KCLMA Ritchie
Held at: Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives, King's College London
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Full title: RITCHIE, Maj Gen Walter Henry Dennison (1901-1984)
Date(s): Created 1946-1947
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 1 volume
Name of creator(s):


Administrative/Biographical history:

Born in 1901; educated at St John's College, Southsea; 2nd Lt, Royal Army Signals Corps, 1925; Lt, 1927; Capt, 1935; Staff Capt, 1936-1939; served in France, North Africa and Italy, 1939-1945; Maj, 1939; Adjt, 1939; served with 15 Army Group, 1943; Deputy Quartermaster General to Gen Sir Harold Rupert Leofric George Alexander, Commander-in-Chief, Allied Armies in Italy (15 Army Group), 1943-1944, and to Lt Gen Mark Wayne Clark, Commanding Gen, 15 Army Group, 1944-1945; Brig in charge of administration, British Troops in Egypt and Chairman of Operation SATIRE Works Committee, 1946-1947; Maj Gen, 1953; Director of Quartering, War Office, 1953-1954; Director of Supplies and Transport, War Office, 1954-1957; retired, 1957; Col Commandant, Royal Army Signal Corps, 1959-1964; Honorary Col, 101 Army Emergency Reserve Regt, Royal Corps of Transport, 1965-1967; died in 1984.


Scope and content/abstract:

Bound minutes of meetings of Operation SATIRE Works Committee meetings, Jul 1946-Mar 1947, concerning the provision of accommodation for military units moving to the Canal Zone, Egypt.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

single item

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

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Presented to the Centre by the family in 1993.

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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