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

Name
OLIVER, Sir William (Pasfield) (1901-1981), Lieutenant General

Service biography
Joined Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regt 1920; Adjutant, 2 Bn Royal West Kent Regt 1927-1930; Instructor, Army School of Physical Training, Aldershot 1931-1933; Staff Capt, India 1936-1937; General Staff Officer Grade 2 1937-1939; World War II 1939-1945; Lt Col on staff of Tactical School 1940; General Staff Officer Grade 1, Southern Command Headquarters 1940-1941; Commander, 70 Bn Welch Regt 1941-1942; General Staff Officer Grade 1 (operations), Eastern Command 1942; Deputy Director of Military Operations, War Office 1942-1943; Brig, General Staff, 9 Army, Middle East 1943-1944; Director of Military Operations, Middle East Land Forces 1944; Brig, General Staff, 9 Army, Middle East 1944-1945; Chief of General Staff to Gen Sir Bernard Charles Tolver Paget, General Headquarters, Middle East 1945-1946; Commander, 31 Independent Infantry Bde, British Army of the Rhine (BAOR) 1948-1949; Chief Army Instructor, Imperial Defence College 1949-1950; Chief of Staff, Eastern Command 1951-1952; Principal Staff Officer to High Commissioner, Federation of Malaya 1953-1954; General Officer Commanding British Sector, Berlin, Germany 1954-1955; Vice Chief of Imperial General Staff 1955-1957; retired 1957; Principal Staff Officer to Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations 1957-1959; British High Commissioner, Australia 1959-1965; UK Commissioner Gen for 1967 Exhibition, Montreal, Canada 1965-1967

Papers
No reply to approach letter to family, 1981 No papers have been traced

Publications

Index terms
SUBJECTS
PLACES
NAMES Gen Sir John Edward Spencer Brind (father-in-law); Maj Gen Peter Holmes Walter Brind (brother-in-law)

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