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GASCOIGNE, Maj Gen Sir Julian Alvery

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0099 KCLMA Gascoigne
Held at: Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives, King's College London
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Full title: GASCOIGNE, Maj Gen Sir Julian Alvery
Date(s): 1903-1990
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 1 volume or 0.01m3
Name of creator(s): Gascoigne | Sir | Julian Alvery | 1903-1989 | Knight | Major General


Administrative/Biographical history:

Born 1903; educated Eton and Sandhurst; 2 Lieutenant, Grenadier Guards, 1923; instructor, Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, 1935; Staff College Camberley, 1938-1939; commander, 1 Battalion Grenadier Guards, 1941-1942; commander, 201 Guards Brigade, 1942-1943; North Africa and Italy, 1943; Imperial Defence College, 1946; Deputy Commander British Joint Services Mission (Army Staff), Washington DC, USA, 1947-1949; General Officer in Command, London District, 1950-1953; Major General commanding Household Brigade, 1950-1953; retired, 1953; Colonel Commandant, Honorable Artillery Company, 1954-1959; Governor and Commander in Chief, Bermuda, 1959-1964; died 1989.


Scope and content/abstract:

'A Modern Major General': the memoirs of Julian Gascoigne 1903-1990, including descriptions of training at Sandhurst and early military career with the Grenadier Guards, 1921-1927; life as ADC to Sir Stanley Jackson, Governor of Bengal, 1927-1928; companion to the sons of the Nizam of Hyderabad during their visit to London, 1931; various staff officer postings in and around London, 1939-1941; commander, 201 Guards Brigade, Egypt and Syria, including assisting General Oliver Leese in the Battle of Alamein and fighting with 8 Army in Tunis, North Africa; the invasion of Salerno, Italy, Sept 1943, and subsequent battles, including his serious lung injury at Monte Camino, subsequent hospitalisation in the UK and posting to Staff College, Camberley, 1944-1945; life as Deputy Commander of the British Army Staff at Washington, 1947-1949; work as General Officer in Command, London District, and Major General commanding the Household Brigade, including the funeral of King George VI and coronation of Queen Elizabeth the Second; experiences as Governor of Bermuda, 1959-1964.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

One volume.

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:

No further finding aids.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Presented to the Centre by the family, Feb 1994.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Publication note:

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:
Nov 2007.

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