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
FURSE, Sir William Thomas (1865-1953), Lieutenant General

Service biography
Joined Royal Artillery 1884; Aide-de-camp to FM Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts of Kandahar, Pretoria and Waterford, Commander-in-Chief East Indies 1891-1893; Staff College 1897; Staff Capt, Army Headquarters 1898-1899; Deputy Assistant Adjutant General, Army Headquarters 1899-1900; South African War 1900-1901; Deputy Assistant Quartermaster General, Mobilisation, Army Headquarters 1901-1902; Deputy Assistant Quartermaster General, Intelligence, 2 Army Corps 1902-1904; Deputy Assistant Quartermaster General, Intelligence, Army Headquarters 1905-1907; General Staff Officer Grade 2, Staff College 1908-1911; Commander 12 Bde, Royal Field Artillery 1911-1913; General Staff Officer Grade 1, 6 Div, Irish Command 1913-1914; World War I 1914-1918; General Staff Officer Grade 1, British Expeditionary Force (BEF) 1914; Brig Gen, General Staff, 2 Army Corps, France 1915; General Officer Commanding, 9 (Scottish) Div 1915-1916; Master General of the Ordnance and member of Army Council 1916-1919; retired 1920; Director, Imperial Institute 1925-1934

Papers
NATIONAL MARITIME MUSEUM, LONDON: Correspondence with his sister-in-law Dame Katherine Furse, Director of Women's Royal Naval Service, 1917-1919 (ref: D All); Family informed Chris Cook in 1975 that Furse's papers were destroyed shortly after his death

Publications

Index terms
SUBJECTS
PLACES
NAMES R Adm (John) Paul (Wellington) Furse (nephew)

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