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

CHRISTISON, Sir (Alexander Frank) Philip (1893-1993), General

Service biography
Commissioned, Cameron Highlanders 1914; World War I 1914-1918; Commander, Quetta Bde, India 1938-1940; World War II 1939-1945; Commandant, Staff College, Quetta, India 1940-1941; Brig, General Staff 1941; Commander, 23 and 15 Indian Corps 1942-1945; temporary Commander, 14 Army 1945; Commander-in-Chief Allied Land Forces, South East Asia 1945; Allied Commander, Dutch East Indies 1945-1946; General Officer Commanding-in-Chief Northern Command 1946; Scottish Command and Governor of Edinburgh Castle 1947-1949; retired 1949

I CHURCHILL ARCHIVES CENTRE, CHURCHILL COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY: Copy of memoirs, written in 1980; IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM, LONDON: Copy of memoirs, written in 1980; The papers of Lt Gen Sir Oliver William Hargreaves Leese (ref: Strong Rm), include a single copy letter to Christison, concerning Leese's plans for operations in Burma, Dec 1944; Leese papers also include five letters from Christison 1945-1947, including comment on Leese's staff, Aug 1945; LIDDLE COLLECTION, LEEDS UNIVERSITY: Typescript account of the Battle of Loos 1915; recollections of service in World War I 1914-1918; recorded interview 1975; SOUTHAMPTON UNIVERSITY LIBRARY: Papers of AF Louis (Francis Albert Victor Nicholas) Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma, include correspondence with Christison 1944-1946 (ref: MB1/C49)


Index terms
PLACES Western Front 1915; North West Europe 1915; South East Asia 1944-1946

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