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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0099 KCLMA Poore
POORE, Brig Gen Robert Montagu (1886-1938)
Created 1887-1931, 1977, 1985, 1988
Level of description
collection level
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
3 boxes or 0.03 cubic metres


Name of creator(s)

Poore, Robert Montagu, 1886-1938, Brigadier General

Administrative / Biographical history

Born in 1866; Lt, 3 Bn, Wiltshire Regiment (Militia), 1883; joined 1 Bn, 1886; transferred to 7 Hussars, 1886; served in India, 1886-1895; ADC to Governor of Bombay, 1892-1895; served in South Africa, 1895-1906; Staff Captain, Natal 1896; Capt, 1898; Provost Marshal, South African Field Force, 1899-1902; Maj, 1901; Lt Col, 1911; commanded 7 Hussars, 1911-1915; served in India, 1911-1919; Col, 1914; commanded Jhansi Bde, 1915-1919; retired pay, 1921; noted amateur cricketer; died in 1938.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Presented to the Centre by the family in 1988. A further deposit was made in 1989 by Mr Jeremy S J Lonsdale.

Content & structure

Scope and content

Papers relating to his life and career, [1891]-1931, dated [1891]-1931, 1977, 1985, 1988, principally comprising diaries, 1899-1900, and letters to his family, 1900-1902, describing his service as Provost Marshal with the South African Field Force; memorandum to Col Duff, Assistant Adjutant General, South African Field Force, concerning the functions of the Provost Marshal, 1900; photographs, [1891-1931], mainly of Poore and his family; 'The new cavalry sword and mounted swordsmanship', copy of an article by Poore from The Cavalry Journal, Apr 1911; copies of published articles relating to his cricketing career, 1899, [1920], 1985, 1988. Papers relating to his wife Lady Flora Poore, 1899-1900, 1916, comprising her diaries, 1899-1900; lists of work completed and statements of accounts of the Jhansi Cantonments Comforts to Troops Fund, 1915-1916.

System of arrangement

Arranged in the following sections: diaries; correspondence; memoranda; photographs; cricketing articles; Lady Flora Poore; miscellaneous.

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

Draft list available online 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

The Centre also holds the papers of his father, Maj Robert Poore, and his brothers, Philip Poore and Lt Col Roger Alvin Poore. The National Army Museum holds papers relating to both Brig Gen Robert Montagu Poore, 1896, 1911, [1920], [1935] (Ref: 7404-44-1) and Maj Robert Poore, 1854-1858 (Ref: 7509-60, 61).

Publication note

The National Army Museum holds papers relating to both Brig Gen Robert Montagu Poore, 1896, 1911, [1920], [1935] (Ref: 7404-44-1) and Maj Robert Poore, 1854-1858 (Ref: 7509-60, 61).



Decorations: CIE, DSO

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.

This catalogue is made available under the Open Data Commons Attribution License. This catalogue may be updated from time to time in order to reflect additional material and/or new understandings of the material.

Date(s) of descriptions

Updated 2016

Box List(s)

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  • Colonial countries
  • Communications media
  • Diaries
  • Documents
  • Information sciences
  • Information sources
  • Information sources
  • International conflicts
  • Leisure
  • Leisure time activities
  • Literary forms and genres
  • Literature
  • Nonfiction
  • Periodicals
  • Photographs
  • Political systems
  • Primary documents
  • Prose
  • Publications
  • Second Boer War, 1899-1902
  • Sport
  • Visual materials
  • War
  • Wars (events)

Personal names

  • Poore, Flora, fl 1899-1916, Lady, wife of Brig Gen R M Poore
  • Poore, Robert Montagu, 1886-1938, Brigadier General
  • Poore, Robert Montagu, 1886-1938, Brigadier General

Corporate names

  • South African Field Force


  • South Africa, Southern Africa

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