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

MACFARLANE, Sir (Frank) Noel Mason-(1889-1953), Lieutenant General

Service biography
Joined Royal Artillery 1909; World War I in France, Belgium and Mesopotamia 1914-1918; Afghan War 1919; General Staff Officer, India 1921-1925; Staff Officer, Royal Artillery, India 1928-1930; Military Attache, Budapest, Vienna and Berne 1931-1934; Brig, Royal Artillery, Aldershot 1939; World War II 1939-1945; Director of Military Intelligence with the British Expeditionary Force (BEF) 1939-1940; Military Commander, Gibraltar 1940-1941; Head of British Military Mission to Moscow 1941-1942; Governor and Commander-in-Chief, Gibraltar 1942-1944; Chief Commissioner, Allied Control Commission for Italy 1944; retired 1945; MP (Labour), Paddington North 1945-1946

IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM, LONDON: Papers 1915-1952 (ref: P10-12, 12A; PP/MCR/C5), including; diaries kept during service in Mesopotamia and France with the Royal Field Artillery 1915-1918; diaries/engagement books 1943-1944; diary/engagement book 1946; papers kept as Governor of Gibraltar 1942-1944; papers relating to his appointment as Deputy President of Allied Control Commission, Italy 1944; correspondence mainly relating to service in Italy 1944; papers, press cuttings and drafts of articles written by Mason-Macfarlane 1945-1953

Ewan Butler: The life of Sir Noel Mason-Macfarlane (Macmillan, London, 1972)

Index terms
PLACES Western Front 1915-1918; North West Europe 1915-1918; Middle East 1915-1918; Southern Europe 1940-1944

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