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

CANE, Sir John (Philip) Du (1865-1947), General

Service biography
Lt, Royal Artillery 1884; South African War 1899-1902; Deputy Assistant Adjutant General, Staff College 1905-1907; General Staff Officer Grade 1, Army Headquarters 1908-1910; Commander Royal Artillery, 3 Div 1911-1912; Staff Officer to Inspector General of Home Forces 1913-1914; World War I 1914-1918; Brig Gen, General Staff, 3 Corps 1914; Maj Gen, Royal Artillery General Headquarters 1915; Ministry of Munitions 1916; Commander, 15 Corps 1916-1918; Master General of Ordnance 1920-1923; General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Western Command 1923-1924; General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, British Army on the Rhine (BAOR) 1924-1927; Aide-de-camp General to the King 1926-1930; Governor and Commander-in-Chief, Malta 1927-1931; retired 1931

Family informed the Centre in 1965 that du Cane left no papers, apart from his book Marshal Foch (publisher unknown, 1920) HOUSE OF LORDS RECORD OFFICE, LONDON: The papers of George Ambrose Lloyd, 1st Baron Lloyd of Dolobran include correspondence with du Cane 1915

: The campaigns in Alsace, August 1870 (Hugh Rees, London, 1912)

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