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REVELL-SMITH, Major General William Revell (1894-1956)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0099 KCLMA Revell-Smith
Held at: Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives, King's College London
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Full title: REVELL-SMITH, Major General William Revell (1894-1956)
Date(s): 1939-1940
Level of description: collection level
Extent: 1 file
Name of creator(s): Smith | William Revell Revell- | 1894-1956 | Major General


Administrative/Biographical history:

Born in Melbourne, Australia, 1894; educated at Charterhouse school; volunteered with Westminster Dragoons, 1914; served with Egyptian Expeditionary Force; commissioned into Royal Artillery, 1916; promoted to battery commander; married Norma Flowerdew Lowson, 1920; served in India, 1920-1938, leading expeditions to Kashmir, Sikkim and Western Tibet; commander, 53 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, 1939; commanded all anti-aircraft forces during invasion of Normandy; promoted to Major General, 1945; General Officer Commanding Troops in Malta and North Africa, 1948-1949; retired 1949; died 1956.


Scope and content/abstract:

Personal letters to Maj Gen William Revell-Smith's sister in law, `Tricia' (Ann Patricia Lowson, 1919-2003, wife of Sir Denys Colquhoun Flowerdew Lowson, 1st Bt, 1906-1975), as Commander, 53 Light Anti Aircraft Regt, British Expeditionary Force, UK and France, 1939-1940. Includes reference to recruiting his wife Norma (First Aid Nursing Yeomanry 1914-1918 and 1939-1945), to give gas training to militia troops, July 1939. With signed photograph of Revell-Smith in uniform.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

One file as above.

Conditions governing access:

Open, subject to signature of Reader's undertaking form, and appropriate provision of two forms of identification.

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 Archives and Information Management.

Finding aids:

Summary guide entry on-line.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Placed in the Centre by the family, June 2006.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Entry compiled by Katharine Higgon.

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:
March 2007

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