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

Name
CONGREVE, Sir Walter Norris (1862-1927), General

Service biography
Joined Rifle Bde 1885; South Africa 1899-1902; awarded Victoria Cross for action at Colenso, South Africa 1899; Assistant Military Secretary and Aide-de-camp to General Officer Commanding Ireland and 3 Army Corps 1902-1904; Private Secretary to Inspector General of the Forces 1904-1906; Commandant, School of Musketry, Hythe 1909-1911; Bde Commander, 18 Bde, Northern Command 1911-1914; World War I 1914-1918; Commander, 18 Infantry Bde, British Expeditionary Force (BEF) 1914-1915; 6 Div, British Expeditionary Force (BEF), May-Nov 1915; 13 Army Corps 1915-1917; 7 Army Corps, France 1918; Commander, Northern Force, Syria and Palestine, Egyptian Expeditionary Force, Aug-Oct 1919; General Officer Commanding Egyptian Expeditionary Force 1919-1922; Commander-in-Chief Southern Command 1923-1924; Governor and Commander-in-Chief Malta 1924-1927

Papers
IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM, LONDON: correspondence with FM Sir Henry Maitland Wilson 1919-1922 (ref: HHW); ROYAL GREENJACKETS MUSEUM, WINCHESTER: Diaries, 1885-1891; South African war diary, Oct 1899 - Jul 1900, including an account of the fatal wounding at Colenso, 1899, of Lt Frederick Roberts, son of FM Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts of Kandahar, Pretoria and Waterford; diaries, 1902-1925; scrapbook and photographs; STAFFORDSHIRE AND STOKE-ON-TRENT ARCHIVE SERVICE, STAFFORDSHIRE COUNTY RECORD OFFICE, STAFFORD: the Congreve family papers include correspondence and papers relating to Gen Sir Walter Congreve, 1879-1927, notably correspondence relating to Congreve's service as General Office Commanding Egyptian Expeditionary Force, 1919-1922; also letters from Gen Henry Seymour Rawlinson, 1st Baron Rawlinson of Trent, Commander-in-Chief, India, 1923-1925, concerning the governing of India

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