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

HERBERT, Sir (Edwin) Otway (1901-1984), Lieutenant General

Service biography
Commissioned, Royal Artillery 1921; Egypt 1928-1935; Bde Maj, Home Counties Anti-Aircraft Group Territorial Army 1935-1939; World War II 1939-1945; Deputy Assistant Adjutant General, 27 Anti-Aircraft Group, British Expeditionary Force (BEF), France and Belgium 1939-1940; 132 Field Regt, 78 Div, 1 Army, North Africa 1942-1943; 21 Army Group 1943-1945; France 1944-1945; Commander Royal Artillery, 5 Div 1945-1947; General Officer Commanding British Troops, Berlin, Germany 1947-1949; Director Territorial Army and Cadets, War Office 1949-1952; General Officer Commanding 44 Infantry Div (Territorial Army) and Home Counties District 1952-1953; General Officer Commanding-in-Chief West Africa Command 1953-1955; Western Command 1957-1960; retired 1960; Col Commandant, Royal Artillery 1956-1966

In 1984 Herbert's family informed the Centre that she would bear it in mind as a repository when she had sorted the papers. No reply to reminder letters in 1987 and 1990 PRIVATE POSSESSION: Family retain unspecified papers


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