Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives
Papers of Brig Harold Charrington, DSO, MC (1886-1965)
Reference code: GB99 KCLMA Charrington
Title: CHARRINGTON, Brig Harold Vincent Spencer, DSO, MC (1886-1965)
Dates of creation of material: 1914-1965
Level of description: item level
Extent: 0.01m3 or 1 box of papers
Born in 1886; 2nd Lt 12 (Prince of Wales's Royal) Lancers, 1905; Lt, 1907; employed with Egyptian Army, 1913-1914; Capt, 1914; served World War One, France and Belgium, 1914-1918; acting Maj, 1916, 1917-1919; Brevet Maj, 1919; Maj, 1923; General Staff Officer, Grade 3, War Office, 1923; Commander, Company of Gentleman Cadets, Royal Military College, Sandhurst, and General Staff Officer, Grade 2, 1923-1925; General Staff Officer, Grade 2, Staff College, Camberley, Surrey, and temporary Lt Col, 1925-1926; Lt Col, 1927; Commander, 12 (Prince of Wales's Royal) Lancers, 1927-1931; [Commander 6 Midland Cavalry Bde (Territorial Army), 1931-1932]; retired 1932; director of Charringtons Brewery, 1932; member of His Majesty's Bodyguard of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen at Arms, 1935; recalled to service, and served in World War Two, 1939-1945; General Staff Officer, Grade 1, Aldershot Command, [1939-1940]; Commander 1 Armoured Bde, Middle East and Greece, 1940-1941; Commander Fighting Vehicles Section, General Headquarters, Cairo, Egypt, May-Jul 1941; invalided back to England, Jul 1941; Commander of an Armoured Div, 1941-1943; Honorary Brig, 1943; retired, 1943; Personal Assistant to FM Alan Francis Brooke, 1st Viscount Alanbrooke, Chief of the Imperial General Staff, 1945[-1946]; died 1965.
Placed in the Centre by the family in 1968, with two further accessions in 1974 and 1981.
The collection mainly comprises material from Charrington's later career during World War Two, although there is narrative material concerning his service with 12 (Prince of Wales's Royal) Lancers in France during World War One, notably on the advance into Flanders, the first Battle of Ypres, and the advance to Amiens, and papers relating to his publication of Where Cavalry Stands Today (Hugh Rees, London, 1927).
Arranged in sections as above. The later accessions have been grouped together.
Open, subject to signature of reader's undertaking form.
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 College Archivist.
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