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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0099 KCLMA Sandilands
Title
SANDILANDS, Brig Harold Richard (1876-1961)
Date(s)
Created 1945, 1947, 1952, 1960
Level of description
collection level
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
1 envelope

Context

Administrative / Biographical history

Born in 1876; educated at Harrow School and Trinity College, Cambridge; 2nd Lt, Northumberland Fusiliers, 1898; served with Mounted Infantry in South Africa, 1899-1901; Lt, 1900; Capt, 1901; served on North West Frontier, India, 1908; served in France and Belgium, 1914-1918, and Italy, 1918; Maj, 1915; served in Iraq, 1919-1920; Lt Col, 1921; Col, 1923; publication of The 23rd Division, 1914-1919 (1925); Senior Officers' School, Woking, 1925-1928; Commander, Peshwar Bde, 1929-1932; retired pay, 1932; died in 1961.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Presented to the Centre by the family in 1965.

Content & structure

Scope and content

Two letters from FM Sir Cyril John Deverell to Sandilands, relating to Deverell's dismissal as Chief of Imperial General Staff, 1937, written in 1945 and 1947. Associated correspondence, principally comprising letters from Professor James Ramsay Montagu Butler concerning the possible use of the above documents in the official History of the Second World War (HMSO, London, 1949-1988), 1952, 1960.

System of arrangement

1 envelope

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
English
Finding aids

Detailed catalogue available 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

Papers of Gen Sir William Henry Bartholomew (GB99 KCLMA Bartholomew) include two letters from Deverell relating to senior army appointments, 1935-1936 (Ref: 2/4/1-2). Imperial War Museum has notebook kept by Deverell whilst commanding 20 Infantry Bde, 1916. National Army Museum has a collection of postcards and Christmas cards collected by Deverell, 1916-1919, while West Yorkshire Regiment Museum has a copy of account of Burma campaign, 1943-1945 (Ref: 421).

Publication note
Imperial War Museum has notebook kept by Deverell whilst commanding 20 Infantry Bde, 1916. National Army Museum has a collection of postcards and Christmas cards collected by Deverell, 1916-1919, while West Yorkshire Regiment Museum has a copy of account of Burma campaign, 1943-1945 (Ref: 421).

Notes

Note

Decorations: CMG, 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.

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Subjects

  • Armed forces
  • International conflicts
  • International relations
  • Military organizations
  • Organizations
  • State security
  • War
  • Wars (events)
  • World War Two (1939-1945)
  • World wars (events)

Personal names

  • Butler, Sir, James Ramsay Montagu, 1889-1975, Knight, historian
  • Deverell, Sir, Cyril John, 1874-1947, Knight, Field Marshal

Corporate names

  • British Army

Places

  • London, England

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