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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0099 KCLMA Bishop
Title
BISHOP, Maj Gen Sir (William Henry) Alexander (1897-1984)
Date(s)
1971
Level of description
collection level
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
2 vols

Context

Name of creator(s)
Bishop, Sir, William Henry Alexander, 1897-1984, Major General
Administrative / Biographical history

Born in 1897; educated at Plymouth College and Royal Military College, Sandhurst; served with Dorset Regt in Mesopotamia and Palestine, 1915-1918; served in India, 1919-1925, War Office, 1933-1935, and Colonial Office, 1937-1939; served in East Africa, North Africa, and West Africa, 1939-1944; Col, 1941; Brig, 1941; Maj Gen, 1944; Director of Quartering, War Office, 1944-1945; Deputy Director-General, Political Warfare Executive, Ministry of Information, 1945; Chief of Information Services and Public Relations, Control Commission, Germany, 1945-1946; Deputy Chief of Staff, Control Commission, Germany, 1946-1948; Regional Commissioner, Land North Rhine/Westphalia, 1948-1950; Assistant Secretary, Commonwealth Relations Office, 1951; Principal Staff Officer to Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations, 1953-1957; British Deputy High Commissioner in Calcutta, 1957-1962; Director of Information Services and Cultural Relations, Commonwealth Relations Office, 1962-1964; British High Commissioner, Cyprus, 1964-1965; retired, 1965; died in 1984.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Presented to the Centre by Bishop in 1980.

Content & structure

Scope and content

'Look back with pleasure', typescript memoirs covering his life and career, 1897-1965, notably his service in Mesopotamia and Palestine, 1915-1918, India, 1919-1925 and 1957-1962, Africa, 1939-1944, Germany, 1945-1950, and Cyprus, 1964-1965, written in 1971.

System of arrangement

2 volumes

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
Existence and location of copies

Imperial War Museum and Queen Elizabeth House Library, Oxford.

Related units of description

Liddle Collection, Leeds University: typescript recollections of World War One service as 2nd Lt, Dorset Regt, Mesopotamia. Imperial War Museum Department of Documents: additional memoirs, 'Humorous tales from the Army and the Civil Service', written in 1983; reports and correspondence relating to the Control Commission, Germany, and post-war German reconstruction, 1945-1950; correspondence relating to his service in India, 1960-1962; correspondence relating to his service in Cyprus, 1964-1965.

Publication note
Liddle Collection, Leeds University: typescript recollections of World War One service as 2nd Lt, Dorset Regt, Mesopotamia. Imperial War Museum Department of Documents: additional memoirs, 'Humorous tales from the Army and the Civil Service', written in 1983; reports and correspondence relating to the Control Commission, Germany, and post-war German reconstruction, 1945-1950; correspondence relating to his service in India, 1960-1962; correspondence relating to his service in Cyprus, 1964-1965.

Notes

Note

Decorations: KCMG, CB, CVO, OBE

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
  • Commonwealth countries
  • Documents
  • Humanitarian law
  • Information sources
  • International conflicts
  • International relations
  • Memoirs
  • Military organizations
  • Occupied territories
  • Organizations
  • Political systems
  • State security
  • War
  • Wars (events)
  • World War One (1914-1918)
  • World War Two (1939-1945)
  • World wars (events)

Personal names

  • Bishop, Sir, William Henry Alexander, 1897-1984, Major General
  • Bishop, Sir, William Henry Alexander, 1897-1984, Major General

Corporate names

  • British Army
  • Dorset Regiment

Places

  • Cyprus
  • East Africa
  • Germany
  • India, South Asia
  • Iraq, Middle East
  • Mesopotamia, Middle East
  • North Africa
  • Palestine, Middle East
  • West Africa, Africa

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