Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives
Papers of Brigadier Arthur Blair Gibson (1894-1986)
Reference code: GB99 KCLMA Gibson
Title: GIBSON, Brig Arthur Blair (1894-1986)
Dates of creation of material: 1915-
Level of description: item level
Extent: 0.01m3 or 1 box of papers
Born 1894; educated at Kelvinside Academy, Glasgow, Scotland, and Universities of Bonn, Germany, and Glasgow; temporary Lt in 15 (Service) Bn, (1 Glasgow) Highland Light Infantry; served World War One, 1914-1918; temporary Capt, 1914-1917; Lt, 1916; Intelligence Section, 4 Army, Feb-Mar 1917; Lt in Indian army, 1917; Capt, 1919; service on the North West Frontier, India; Adjutant 56 Frontier Force Rifles, India; General Staff Officer, Grade 2, India, 1931-1932; Brevet Maj, 1932; Brig Maj, India, 1932-1935; Maj, 1933; Brevet Lt Col, 1937; Lt Col, 1938; General Staff Officer, Grade 1 and temporary Col, 1940; acting Brig, 1940; died 1986.
Presented to the Centre by the family in 1988, with a further accession in 1989.
The collection contains two personal diaries relating to Gibson's service with 15 (Service) Bn, (1 Glasgow) Highland Light Infantry and 4 Army Intelligence Section during World War One, 1915-1917, mainly comprising brief descriptions of the battalion's movements on the Western Front. There is also an official war diary and a photograph album of a tour of duty with 56 Frontier Force Rifles, (2 Bn, 13 Frontier Force Rifles), in Asad Khal and Razmak, North West Frontier, India, 1922-1923, with an unofficial war history of the 56 Frontier Force Rifles from 1942-1946, .
Arranged in sections as above.
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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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