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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0099 KCLMA Sanders
SANDERS, Lt Col Samuel George Harrison (1871-1954)
Created 1911-1966
Level of description
collection level
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
2 files


Administrative / Biographical history

Born 1871; served in ranks, 4 (Royal Irish) Dragoon Guards, [1887-1902]; service in Rawalpindi, India, 1894-1906; commissioned as Riding Master and Hon Lt, 4 (Royal Irish) Dragoon Guards, 1902; served in South Africa, 1906-1908; responsible for providing horses for foreign representatives at the Coronation of HM King George V, 1911; Hon Capt, 1912; served in World War One, 1914-1918; Superintendent, Army Remount Service, No 3 Depot, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, 1914-1920; Maj, 1917; service with 4/7 Royal Dragoon Guards, 1922-1928; retired 1928; served in World War Two, 1939-1945; attached to Animal Defence League and organised evacuation of animals from London to the country, 1940; Commanding Officer, 28 Bn, (Wandsworth), County of London, Local Defence Volunteers (LDV, later Home Guard), 1940-1942; Polo Secretary, Ranelagh Club, Fulham, London; died 1954.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Presented to the Centre by the family in three accessions in 1985 and 1986.

Content & structure

Scope and content

Papers relating to Sanders' life and military career, 1911-1966, including five letters of appreciation, 1911-1927, mostly relating to Sanders' work as Superintendent, Army Remount Service, No 3 Depot, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, 1914-1920, notably typescript letter from Gen Sir Douglas Haig, Commander in Chief, British Armies in France, 3 Jun 1918; manuscript letter to Sanders from Lt Gen Adrian Carton de Wiart, from Rome, Italy, relating to his capture and imprisonment by Italian forces, 10 Aug 1941; painting of final mounted parade, 4/7 Royal Dragoon Guards, Edinburgh, 15 Aug 1938; edition of Wandsworth Borough News, with photograph and article on the 28 Bn, (Wandsworth), County of London, Home Guard, commanded by Sanders, 26 Sep 1941.

System of arrangement

2 files

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 available online and in hard copy in the reading room.

Allied materials

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



Decorations: 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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  • Armed forces
  • Army personnel
  • Cavalry
  • Fine arts
  • International conflicts
  • International relations
  • Military engineering
  • Military logistics
  • Military organizations
  • Organizations
  • Painting
  • Paintings
  • Photographs
  • State security
  • Visual materials
  • War
  • War prisoners
  • War victims
  • Warfare
  • Wars (events)
  • World War One (1914-1918)
  • World War Two (1939-1945)
  • World wars (events)

Personal names

  • Haig, Douglas, 1861-1928, 1st Earl Haig, Field Marshal
  • Wiart, Sir, Adrian, Carton de, 1880-1963, Knight, Lieutenant General

Corporate names

  • British Army


  • Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
  • London, England
  • Rome, Italy

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