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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0099 KCLMA Isacke
ISACKE, Maj Gen Hubert (1872-1943)
Created 1893-1943
Level of description
collection level
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
1Ā½ boxes or 0.015 cubic metres


Administrative / Biographical history

Born 1872; educated at King's School, Canterbury, Kent, and Royal Military College, Sandhurst;commissioned into The Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment), 1892; served with Malakand Field Force, North West Frontier, India, 1897-1898; Second Boer War, South Africa, 1899-1902; Capt, 1902; Brevet Maj, 1902; General Staff Officer 2, War Office, 1910-1912; Maj, 1912; Brevet Lt Col, 1913; Staff College, Quetta, India, 1913-1914; served in World War One, 1914-1918; Deputy Assistant Adjutant and Quartermaster General, Meerut Div, BEF (British Expeditionary Force), 1914-1915; General Staff Officer 1, 14 Div, 1915-1916; awarded CMG, 1915; Director of Staff Duties and Training, Army Headquarters, India, 1916-1920; Col, 1917; awarded CSI, 1919; Bde Commander,India, 1920-1923; awarded CB, 1922; Maj Gen, 1923; District Commander, India, 1925-1927; commanded 56 (1 London) Div, Territorial, Army 1927-1931; retired 1931; died 1943.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Placed in the Centre by the family in 1983.

Content & structure

Scope and content

54 manuscript, narrative diaries, relating to Isacke's career in the UK, India, South Africa and France, 1893-1943.

System of arrangement

Contained in 54 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
Finding aids

Summary guide entry online at 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 Sep 1998

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
  • Diaries
  • Documents
  • Information sources
  • International conflicts
  • International relations
  • International security
  • Literary forms and genres
  • Literature
  • Military organizations
  • Nonfiction
  • Organizations
  • Primary documents
  • Prose
  • State security
  • War
  • Wars (events)
  • World War One (1914-1918)
  • World War Two (1939-1945)
  • World wars (events)

Corporate names

  • British Army

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