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

CHARLES, Sir (James) Ronald (Edmondston) (1875-1955), Lieutenant General

Service biography
Joined Royal Engineers 1894; South African War 1899-1900; Bazar Valley Field Force 1908; Mohmand Field Force 1908; World War I 1914-1918; Commander, Waziristan Force, India, May-Oct 1923; Commandant Royal Military Academy Woolwich 1924-1926; Director of Military Operations and Intelligence, War Office 1926-1931; Master General of the Ordnance, War Office 1931-1934; retired 1934; Col Commandant Royal Engineers 1931-1945; Chief Royal Engineer 1940-1946

NATIONAL ARMY MUSEUM, LONDON: Papers, chiefly relating to the South African War 1899-1900 (ref: 7412-79 and 6706-6), including; letters 1899-1900; diary, Mar 1900; bound typescript copies of letters home to his mother 1899-1900; manuscript account, 'A Short Story Of My Life'; manuscript diary of 3 Section, 20 Company Royal Engineers 1899-1900; two files relating to Staff College, Quetta, India 1910; file relating to his tour of India 1943


Index terms
SUBJECTS Boer War 1899-1900
PLACES South Africa 1899-1900; South Asia 1910; South Asia 1943

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