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SANDERSON, Lt Col John Burden (1921-2001)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0099 KCLMA Sanderson, J B
Held at: Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives, King's College London
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Full title: SANDERSON, Lt Col John Burden (1921-2001)
Date(s): 1967 and [2000]
Level of description: Collection level
Extent: 1 file
Name of creator(s): Sanderson | John Burden | 1921-2001 | Lieutenant Colonel


Administrative/Biographical history:

Born 1921; educated Beckenham Grammar School; joined the Queen's Westminsters, 1 Battalion, Territorial Army, 1938; Lance Corporal, 1939; commissioned into Loyal (Lancashire) Regiment, Dec 1940; volunteered for Indian Army, Nov 1941; posted to 6 Battalion, 11 Sikh Regiment as Adjutant; joined 152 Indian Parachute Regiment, 1945; Captain, York and Lancaster Regiment, British Army on the Rhine, 1946; interpreter and intelligence duties, 1948-1953; regimental postings, Sudan, Egypt and Cyprus, 1953-1956; Major, 1955; took part in Suez conflict, 1956; training officer, Battalion Headquarters, Sheffield, 1957-1961; Naval, Air and Military Attaché, Sofia, Bulgaria, 1961-1962; General Staff Officer, Intelligence Division, SHAPE, 1962-1964; Lieutenant Colonel, 1964; Commander, Yorkshire Training Brigade, 1964-1967; General Staff Officer, Allied Forces Central Europe, Holland, 1967-1969; British Liaison Officer, Germany, 1969-1974; retired 1974, Admin Officer, 2 Battalion, Wessex Regiment, Territorial Army, Reading; died 2001.


Scope and content/abstract:

Copy of memoirs of Lt Col John Burden Sanderson, including description of deployment with Territorial Army, 1938-1940; and brief recollections of service in India and Burma, 1941-1946, including liberation of POWs from Japanese internment camps, transcribed by Sanderson's son. Also transcript of interview with John Sanderson's father Maj Alexander Sanderson, 3 Australian Tunnelling Company, recorded 14 Apr 1967, relating to his life and career as an engineer working in Australia, 1896-1914; brief description of the work of Maj Alexander Sanderson and the 3 Australian Tunnelling Company, France, during World War One; and designs by Alexander Sanderson for a vertical take off plane, 1942.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

1 file.

Conditions governing access:

Open. In order to view archive material you will need to sign a reader's undertaking form and provide 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:

No additional finding aids exist.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Presented to the Centre by the family, May 2004.

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Description Notes

Archivist's note:
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:
October 2007

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