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

GATEHOUSE, Alexander Hugh (1895-1964), Major General

Service biography
Joined Northumberland Fusiliers 1914; World War I 1914-1918; transferred to Royal Tank Regiment 1931; Commandant, Mechanisation Experimental Establishment, Farnborough 1933-1937; Second in Command, Light Armoured Bde, Western Desert 1940; Commander, 4 Armoured Bde 1941; General Officer Commanding 10 Armoured Div, 8 Army Mediterranean Expeditionary Force 1942; temporary Maj Gen in charge of Administration, Washington DC, USA 1942-1944; Military attaché, Moscow, USSR 1944-1948; Aide-de-camp to the King 1946-1948; retired 1947

LIDDELL HART CENTRE FOR MILITARY ARCHIVES: The papers of Capt Sir Basil Henry Liddell Hart include correspondence with Gatehouse 1954-1964, relating chiefly to Liddell Hart's The tanks: the history of the Royal Tank Regiment (Cassell, London, 1959); also notes by Gatehouse on 1 Armoured Div operations, Western Desert, Jul 1942; notes by Gatehouse on operations of 10 Armoured Div, battle of Alam el Halfa and battle of El Alamein, Aug-Nov 1942 (ref: LH 9/28/42) No other papers have been traced


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