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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0099 KCLMA Hargreaves
HARGREAVES, Maj Gen William Herbert (1908-1994)
Created 1939, 1988
Level of description
collection level
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
1 file


Administrative / Biographical history

Born in 1908; educated at Merchant Taylors' School and St Bartholomew's Hospital, London; Lt, Royal Army Medical Corps, 1931; served in Palestine, 1936-1939; served in World War Two; Medical Liaison Officer to Surgeon General, United States Army, Washington DC, 1946-1948; Professor of Medicine, University of Baghdad, 1951-1959; Physician to King Faisal II of Iraq, 1951-1958; Honorary Consulting Physician, Iraqi Army, 1953-1958; Director of Medicine and Consulting Physician to the Army, 1960-1965; retired, 1965; died in 1994.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Presented to the Centre by Hargreaves in 1988.

Content & structure

Scope and content

Copies of letter to Hargreaves from Maj Gen Bernard Montgomery, thanking him for medical care he received in the British Military Hospital, Haifa in May-Jun 1939, written on 16 July 1939, with covering letter from Hargreaves to the Centre, 1988.

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 Feb 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
  • International relations
  • Medical sciences
  • Military medicine
  • Military organizations
  • Organizations
  • State security
  • Surgery

Personal names

  • Montgomery, Bernard Law, 1887-1976, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein and Hindhead, Field Marshal

Corporate names

  • British Army


  • Haifa, Israel, Middle East
  • Palestine, Middle East

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