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

NEVILL, Cosmo Alexander Richard (born 1907), Major General

Service biography
Commissioned, Royal Fusiliers 1927; on staff, India 1938-1941; World War II 1939-1945; Burma 1941-1942; Commander, 2 Bn, Devonshire Regt, Normandy, France 1944; General Staff Officer, Military Staff Ctee, UN, New York, USA 1946-1948; Commander, 1 Bn, Royal Fusiliers, British Army of the Rhine (BAOR) 1950-1951; 6 Infantry Bde 1951-1954; Commandant, School of Infantry 1954-1956; General Officer Commanding 2 Infantry Div 1956-1958; retired 1960

PRIVATE POSSESSION: Nevill informed the Centre in 1990 that he has papers 1934-1946, comprising; correspondence 1941-1943; accounts of service life in India 1934-1943; papers relating to Burma campaign, on the staff of Gen Archibald Percival Wavell 1941-1942; papers relating to his command of 2 Bn, Devonshire Regt, 231 Bde, in D-Day landing, Normandy, France 1944; bulletins relating to the establishment of the UN, New York, USA 1946, written while serving on British Military Staff Committee


Index terms
SUBJECTS operation OVERLORD 1944;
PLACES South Asia 1934-1943; South East Asia 1941-1942; North West Europe 1944
NAMES FM Archibald Percival Wavell, 1st Earl Wavell 1941-1942

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