Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives
Papers of Gen the Hon Sir (John) Francis Gathorne-Hardy, GCB, GCVO, CMG, DSO (1874-1949)
Reference code: GB99 KCLMA Gathorne-Hardy
Title: GATHORNE-HARDY, Gen the Hon Sir (John) Francis (1874-1949)
Dates of creation of material: 1914-1941
Level of description: item level
Extent: 0.01m3 or 1 box of papers
Born in 1874; educated at Eton and Royal Military College, Sandhurst; commissioned into the Grenadier Guards, 1894; Capt, 1900; served in the Second Boer War, South Africa, 1900-1902; promoted to Brevet Maj, 1902; Staff College, 1905-1906; Bde Maj, 1 Guards Bde, Aldershot, 1908-1911; Brevet Lt Col, 1913; General Staff Officer, Grade 2, War Office, 1913-1914; General Staff Officer, Grade 2, 2 Corps, BEF (British Expeditionary Force), 1914-1915; served 2 Army, 1915; General Staff Officer, Grade 1, 7 Div, 1915-1916; Brevet Col, 1916; Brig Gen, General Staff, 14 Corps, 1916-1918; Maj Gen, General Staff, British Forces in Italy and 10 Italian Army, 1918-1919; commanding field troops in Egypt, 1921-1922; Director of Military Training, War Office, 1922-1925; commander Deccan District, India, 1926-1928; Lt Gen, 1928; General Officer Commanding in Chief, Northern Command, 1931-1933; Gen, 1933; General Officer Commanding in Chief, Aldershot Command, 1933-1937; Aide de Camp General, 1934-1937; died in 1949.
Placed in the Centre by the family in 1986.
The collection mainly comprises papers concerning Gathorne-Hardy's service in France and Italy during World War One, including newspaper cuttings and correspondence with his family, and his service as Commander in Chief of the Aldershot Command, 1933-1937, including material relating to the Aldershot Tattoo and the Silver Jubilee Review of the Troops by HM King George V, 1935. There are also some photographs, notably those taken during a review of British troops in Italy by King Victor Emmanuel III, [1917-1919], and at the Silver Jubilee Royal Review of the Troops at Aldershot, 1935.
The papers are arranged chronologically in sections covering Gathorne-Hardy's career from 1914 to 1937.
Open, subject to signature of reader's undertaking form.
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 College Archivist.
Mostly English with some correspondence in French.
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