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

STRATTON, Sir William (Henry) (1903-1989), Lieutenant General

Service biography
Joined Royal Engineers 1924; service in Roads Department, Gold Coast 1927-1931; Assistant Instructor, School of Military Engineering 1933-1936; Staff College Camberley 1938-1939; on attachment to Germany Army as a student, Aug 1939; World War II 1939-1945; Brig, General Staff (Training), General Headquarters Home Forces 1941-1943; Brig, General Staff, 8 Army, Italy 1944; Commander, 169 Infantry Bde, 56 Div, 5 Corps 1944-1945; Imperial Defence College 1946; Chief of Staff, British Army of the Rhine (BAOR) 1947-1949; Commandant, Joint Services Staff College 1949-1952; Commander, British Army Staff, and Military member of British Joint Services Mission, Washington DC, USA 1952-1953; General Officer Commanding 42 (Lancashire) Div (Territorial Army) and North West District 1953-1955; Commander, British Forces in Hong Kong 1955-1957; Vice Chief of Imperial General Staff, War Office 1957-1960; retired 1960; Col Commandant Royal Engineers 1960-1968; Inspector General, Civil Defence, Home Office 1960-1962

IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM, LONDON: Papers 1941 (ref: 71/5/1), comprising; papers relating to UK anti-invasion exercise VICTOR, Jan 1941; papers relating to UK anti-invasion exercise BUMPER, Sep-Oct 1941; memorandum on training for infantry and tank cooperation 1941


Index terms
SUBJECTS home defence 1941

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