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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0099 KCLMA Winterton
Title
WINTERTON, Maj Gen Sir (Thomas) John (Willoughby) (1898-1987)
Date(s)
Created 1970, 1972, 1980
Level of description
collection level
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
1 file

Context

Administrative / Biographical history

Born in 1898; educated at Oundle School and Royal Military Academy, Woolwich; 2nd Lt, Royal Artillery, 1917; served in France, Belgium and Italy, 1917-1918; Lt, 1918; transferred to Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, 1918; Adjutant, Territorial Army, 1925-1929; Capt, 1930; served in Burma, 1930-1932; General Staff Officer Grade 3, Small Arms School, India, 1933-1935; Deputy Assistant Quartermaster General, India, 1935-1936; General Staff Officer Grade 2, 1938-1939; served in World War Two in North West Europe, Burma and Italy; Deputy Commissioner, Allied Commission for Austria, 1945-1949, and British High Commissioner and Commander-in-Chief, Austria, 1950; ADC to the King, 1948-1949; Military Governor and Commander, British/US Zone Free Territory of Trieste, 1951-1954; retired, 1955; died in 1987.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Copies made by the Centre in 1980 from originals loaned by Winterton.

Content & structure

Scope and content

Copy of transcript of his interview of with Professor Peter Sørenson of Aarhus University, 1970, concerning Winterton's work with the Allied Commission for Austria, 1945-1950, and in particular the origin of the Second Control Agreement, 1946, with copies of related correspondence, 1970 and 1972, and his covering letter to the Centre, 1980.

System of arrangement

1 file.

Conditions of access & use

Conditions governing access

Open, subject to signature of Reader's undertaking form, and appropriate provision of two forms of identification, to include one photographic ID.

Conditions governing reproduction

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, may be supplied for research use only. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Trustees of the Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives, attention of the Director of Archive Services.

Language/scripts of material
English
Finding aids

This Summary Guide, and in hard copy in the Centre's reading room.

Allied materials

Existence and location of originals
King's College London College Archives
Related units of description

Imperial War Museum holds additional papers relating to his service at Dunkirk, 1940, and in Burma, 1942-1944, and his work as Deputy Commissioner, Allied Commission for Austria, 1945-1949, British High Commissioner and Commander-in-Chief, Austria, 1950, and Military Governor, British/US Zone Free Territory of Trieste, 1951-1954.

Publication note
Imperial War Museum holds additional papers relating to his service at Dunkirk, 1940, and in Burma, 1942-1944, and his work as Deputy Commissioner, Allied Commission for Austria, 1945-1949, British High Commissioner and Commander-in-Chief, Austria, 1950, and Military Governor, British/US Zone Free Territory of Trieste, 1951-1954.

Notes

Note

Decorations: KCB, KCMG, CBE

Description control

Rules or conventions

Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal Place and Corporate Names 1997.

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Subjects

  • Armed forces
  • East West relations
  • Humanitarian law
  • International instruments
  • International law
  • International relations
  • Military organizations
  • Occupied territories
  • Organizations
  • State security

Personal names

  • Sorensen, Peter, fl 1970, Professor

Corporate names

  • British Army

Places

  • Aarhus, Denmark, Northern Europe
  • Austria

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