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

COLLINS, Robert John (1880-1950), Major General

Service biography
Joined 6 Warwick Militia 1897; Royal Berkshire Regt 1899; South African War 1899-1901; Egyptian Army 1904-1911; Aide-de-camp to Sirdar, Egypt 1905-1906; Private Secretary to General Officer Commanding during withdrawal from Somaliland 1910; Staff College 1912-1913; World War I 1914-1918; Chief Instructor, Staff School, Cambridge 1918; Commander, 73 Infantry Bde, 24 Div, British Expeditionary Force (BEF) 1918-1919; Instructor, Staff College Camberley 1919-1923; Director of Military Training, India 1924-1926; Col Commandant 9 Infantry Bde 1926-1927; Col Commandant 7 Infantry Bde and Experimental Armoured Force 1927-1928; Commandant, Small Arms School 1929-1932; General Officer Commanding 3 (Meerut) Indian Div 1934-1938; retired 1938; General Officer Commanding 61 Div, Sep 1939; Commandant, Staff College Camberley, World War II 1939-1941; retired 1941; Col, Royal Berkshire Regt 1940-1946

BODLEIAN LIBRARY, OXFORD UNIVERSITY: Letters to Edward John Thompson 1938-1945 (ref: MSS Eng c 5285)

Lord Wavell, 1883-1941: a military biography (Hodder & Stoughton, London, 1947)

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