King's College London
Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives

King's College London
Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives

Survey of the Papers of Senior UK Defence Personnel, 1900-1975

BARKER, Sir Evelyn Hugh (1894-1983), General

Service biography
commissioned, King's Royal Rifle Corps 1913; service with King's Royal Rifle Corps, World War I, France, Salonica and South Russia 1914-1919; General Staff Officer Grade 3 1917; Bde Maj 1917; General Staff Officer Grade 3, War Office 1919; Bde Maj, 8 Infantry Bde, Southern Command 1931-1933; Commander 2 Bn, King's Royal Rifle Corps, Palestine and in Motorised Div, UK 1936-1938; 10 Infantry Bde in France 1938-1940; 54 (East Anglian) Div in UK 1941-1942; 49 (West Riding) Infantry Div in UK and North West Europe 1943-1944; 8 Corps in Germany and Denmark 1945-1946; Commander and Governor Schleswig-Holstein, Denmark 1945-1946; General Officer Commanding-in-Chief British Troops in Palestine and Transjordan 1946; General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Eastern Command 1947-1950; retired 1950

LIDDELL HART CENTRE FOR MILITARY ARCHIVES: The papers of Capt Sir Basil Henry Liddell Hart include correspondence with Barker 1965-1969 (ref: LH 1/39) IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM, LONDON: Operational orders, reports and regimental histories relating to British operations in North West Europe and Barker's command of the 49 (West Riding) Infantry Div 1944-1945; including an account by Maj Richardson, of 273/6 (West Riding) Field Regt, Royal Artillery, in Normandy, Belgium and Holland 1944-1945; The papers of FM Bernard Law Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein and Hindhead, include an exchange of letters with Barker as General Officer Commanding Palestine and Transjordan, concerning a death sentence passed on Jewish activist Dov Groner, Jan 1947 (two items, ref: BLM 210/7-8); LIDDLE COLLECTION, LEEDS UNIVERSITY: Interview relating to service as a staff officer in Salonika, World War I 1916-1918 (recorded in 1977, ref: 465-467); photographs of service with the 60 Rifles, King's Royal Rifle Corps, South Russia 1919; MIDDLE EAST CENTRE, ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE, OXFORD UNIVERSITY: Papers of Gen John Conyers D'Arcy include three letters from General Barker 1946


Index terms
PLACES Balkans 1916-1918; Middle East 1947; Israel 1947
NAMES Maj Gen Sir George Barker (father)

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