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STEVENS, Brig Gen George Archibald (1875-1951)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0099 KCLMA Stevens
Held at: Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives, King's College London
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Full title: STEVENS, Brig Gen George Archibald (1875-1951)
Date(s): 1914-1918
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 1 volume
Name of creator(s): Stephens | George Archibald | 1875-1951 | Brigadier General


Administrative/Biographical history:

Born 1875; Scots Greys, 1894-1898; 2nd Lt Royal Fusiliers, 1898; Capt, 1904; Major, 1915; Bt Lt-Col, 1917; Lt-Col, 1924; Col, 1928; served Ashanti, 1900; World War One, 1914-1919 (Adjt, 8 Durham Light Infantry, 1915; Cdr, 6 Durham Light Infantry, 1915-1916; Cdr, 2 Royal Fusiliers, 1916-1917; Cdr, 90 Infantry Bde, 1917-1919); operations, Waziristan, 1920; Commanded 2 Bt, Royal Fusiliers, 1924-1928; Instructor, Senior Officers' School, Sheerness, 1928-1930; Inspector-General of West Indian Local Force and Officer Commanding the troops, Jamaica, 1930-1932; retired, 1932; died 1951.


Scope and content/abstract:

Comprising a single volume of typescript letters by George Archibald Stevens to his parents from the Western Front, Nov 1914 - Nov 1918; notably including accounts of Second Battle of Ypres, Apr-May 1915, and Battle of the Somme, Jul-Nov 1916; photographs of Stevens, a group photograph of fellow officers, family, billet, bombed countryside and one unidentified aerial photograph; mostly uncaptioned.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Single volume containing letters as outlined above.

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 for Archive Services.

Finding aids:

Summary guide entry online at and on hard copy in the Centre's Reading Room.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Collection presented to the Centre by the family of Brig Gen Stevens

Allied Materials

Related material:

The Liddell Hart Centre holds numerous accounts of the Western Front, notably including the papers of the Gen the Hon Sir (John) Francis Gathorne-Hardy, Brig Arthur Gibson, Gen Sir Alexander Godly, Lt Col Archibald Gracie, Brig George Ellenberger, FM Sir John Dill, Lt Col Kenneth Cousland, Gen Sir (Henry De) Beauvoir De Lisle, FM Edmund Allenby, Maj Gen Sir John Kennedy, Lt Col Edmund Thornhill and Lt Col Hugo Burnaby.

The Imperial War Museum, Department of Documents, London, holds papers relating to his service on the Western Front, 1914-1918.

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Sources: Who's who. Entry compiled by Geoff Browell for the RSLP AIM25 Project.

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
April 2003

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