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

BUTLER, Sir Richard Harte Keatinge (1870-1935), Lieutenant General

Service biography
Joined Dorset Regt 1890; South African War 1899-1902; Bde Maj, Aldershot 1906-1910; General Staff Officer Grade 2 1911-1914; Lt Col Lancashire Fusiliers 1914; France and Belgium, World War I 1914-1918; Bde Commander 1914-1915; Maj Gen General Staff, 1 Army 1915-1916; Deputy Chief of General Staff, Western Front 1916-1918; Corps Commander, Febuary 1918; Div Commander 1919-1924; General Officer Commanding-in-Chief Western Command 1924-1928; retired 1929

IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM, LONDON: Papers relating to his service as a Staff Officer, Western Front 1914-1918 (two boxes, ref: 69/10/1), including; 1 Army weekly reports and maps, May, Jun, late Sep - early Oct 1915; memoranda, reports and orders for 3 Corps 1918; including extracts from orders issued during attachment of 33 American Div to 3 Corps, Jun-Aug 1918; reports by 58 Div, 14 Div, 2 Cavalry Div and 3 Cavalry Div, Mar-Ap 1918 papers on staff reorganisation 1918-1919; NATIONAL ARMY MUSEUM, LONDON: Typescript memorandum on the defence of the land frontier of India, written at Staff College, Quetta by Butler and Maj John Stuart Mackenzie Shea 1905 (ref: 6208-70)


Index terms
PLACES South Asia 1905; North West Europe 1914-1918

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