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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0099 KCLMA Hancock
HANCOCK, Lt Col Sir Cyril (Percy) (1896-1990)
Created [1981]
Level of description
collection level
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
1 file


Administrative / Biographical history

Born in 1896; educated at Wellington College and Royal Military College, Sandhurst; commissioned in Indian Army, 114 Marathas, 1914; served in Mesopotamia, 1916-1918; ADC to General Officer Commanding, 1 Corps, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, 1918; General Staff Officer Grade 3, General HQ, Baghdad, 1919; transferred to Bombay Political Department, 1920;Assistant Private Secretary to Governor of Bombay, 1921; Assistant Private Secretary to Viceroy, 1923; Secretary, Rajkot Political Agency, 1925; Secretary to Resident for Rajputana, 1929; Prime Minister, Bharatpur State, Rajputana, 1932; Deputy Secretary, Government of India (Political Department, in charge of War Branch), 1939; Resident, Eastern States, Calcutta, 1941; Resident, Western Indian States and Baroda Rajkot, 1943; retired in 1947; died in 1990.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Presented to the Centre by Hancock in 1982.

Content & structure

Scope and content

Photocopies of a letter to Lt Col P M N Doyle, intended for publication in The Maratha Light InfantryRegimental Journal, giving an account of his service with 114 Marathas in Mesopotamia and India, 1916-1947, written in 1981, and an appreciation of Donald Bevan Sothers, one of Hancock's colleagues in the 114 Marathas, with particular reference to Sothers' role in theBattle of Shargat, Oct 1918, written in [1981].

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


Finding aids

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

Allied materials

Existence and location of originals
King's College London College Archives



Compiled Mar 1997

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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  • Armed forces
  • Colonial forces
  • Documents
  • Information sources
  • International conflicts
  • International relations
  • Memoirs
  • Military organizations
  • Organizations
  • State security
  • War
  • Wars (events)
  • World War One (1914-1918)
  • World wars (events)

Personal names

  • Doyle, P M N, fl 1981, Lieutenant Colonel
  • Sothers, Donald Bevan, fl 1981, soldier

Corporate names

  • British Army


  • India, South Asia
  • Iraq, Middle East
  • Mesopotamia, Middle East

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