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

BUCHER, Sir (Francis Robert) Roy (1895-1980), General

Service biography
World War I 1914-1918; 1 Bn Cameronians, France 1914-1915; 55 Cokes Rifles, India 1915; 31 Duke of Connaught's Own Lancers 1916; Mahsud 1917; Afghanistan and Waziristan 1919-1920; Staff College, Camberley 1926-1927; Deputy Assistant Adjutant General, Deccan District, India 1930-1932; 13th Duke of Connaught's Own Lancers 1937; World War II 1939-1945; Commandant, Sam Browne's Cavalry 1939-1940; Commandant, ACTC, Lucknow 1940; Assistant Adjutant General, General Headquarters 1941; Assistant Quartermaster General, Iraq 1941; in charge of Administration, Southern Command, India 1942-1945; General Officer Commanding Bengal and Assam Area, India 1946; General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Eastern Command, India 1946-1947; Chief of Staff, Army Headquarters, India 1947; Commander-in-Chief and Chief of General Staff, Army of India 1948-1949; Indian Ministry of Defence 1949; retired 1949

; SOUTHAMPTON UNIVERSITY LIBRARY: Papers of AF Louis (Francis Albert Victor Nicholas) Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma, include correspondence with Bucher relating to Hyderabad, India 1948 (ref: MB1/D180)


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