King's College London
Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives

King's College London
Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives

Survey of the Papers of Senior UK Defence Personnel, 1900-1975

Name
BROWNRIGG, Sir (Wellesley) Douglas (Studholme) (1886-1946), Lieutenant General

Service biography
Commissioned, 1 Bn, Sherwood Foresters 1905; Adjutant 1910; World War I 1914-1918; 13 Div (under Lt Gen Sir Frederick Shaw), Gallipoli 1915; under Lt Gen Sir Stanley Maude, Gallipoli and Mesopotamia 1915-1918; Deputy Assistant Adjutant General, War Office 1919; Staff College 1920; General Staff Officer Grade 2, Royal Military College 1922; General Staff Officer Grade 1, War Office 1923-1927; Assistant Adjutant and Quartermaster General, Shanghai Defence Force, China 1927; in charge of Administration North China Command 1928; China Command 1929-1931; Commander, 159 (Welsh Border) Infantry Bde 1933-1934; 51 (Highland) Div, Territorial Army 1935-1938; Military Secretary to Secretary of State of War 1938-1939; Director General of Territorial Army and Member of Army Council 1939; World War II 1939-1945; Adjutant-General, British Expeditionary Force (BEF) 1939-1940; retired 1940; Sector and Zone Commander, Home Guard 1941-1946

Papers
LIDDELL HART PAPERS FOR MILITARY ARCHIVES: The papers of Capt Sir Basil Henry Liddell Hart include correspondence with Brownrigg 1935-1944 (Ref: LH 1/120) CHURCHILL ARCHIVES CENTRE, CHURCHILL COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY: Papers of Leslie Hore-Belisha, 1st Baron Hore-Belisha of Devonport, Secretary of State for War, include official correspondence with Brownrigg, Nov-Dec 1937 (ref: HOBE 5/13); IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM, LONDON: The papers of FM Bernard Law Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein and Hindhead, include a single letter from Brownrigg, Mar 1945 (ref: BLM 97/91)

Publications
: Unexpected. A book of memories relating to the British Expeditionary Force (BEF) (Hutchinson & Co, London, 1942)

Index terms
SUBJECTS staff 1937; strategy 1937
PLACES
NAMES Gen John Studholme Brownrigg (father); Maj Gen Henry Bryce Jeffreys (father-in-law); Leslie Hore-Belisha, 1st Baron Hore-Belisha of Devonport 1937

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