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

GILLMAN, Sir Webb (1870-1933), General

Service biography
Joined Royal Field Artillery 1889; South African War 1899-1900; Aro Expeditionary Force, Southern Nigeria 1901-1902; staff duty, Sierra Leone 1906-1908; Staff College 1909; General Staff Officer Grade 2, War Office 1912-1914; World War I 1914-1918; France and Belgium 1914; General Staff Officer Grade 1, 13 Div, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli 1915; Brig Gen, Royal Artillery, 9 Army Corps, Gallipoli, Oct-Dec 1915; General Headquarters, Egyptian Expeditionary Force and Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Egypt and Mesopotamia 1915-1916; Maj Gen, British Salonika Force, Balkans 1916-1917; Commanding Officer, 17 Div Aug-Dec 1917; Chief of General Staff, Mesopotamian Expeditionary Force 1917-1919; member of Army in India (Esher) committee 1919-1920; Commandant Royal Military Academy, Woolwich 1920-1924; visit to French Moroccan war zone 1925; Inspector of Artillery, War Office 1924-1927; Master General of the Ordnance and member of the Army Council 1927-1931; General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Eastern Command 1931-1933

LIDDELL HART CENTRE FOR MILITARY ARCHIVES: The papers of Maj Gen Sir Frederick Barton Maurice include a single letter from Gillman as Chief of General Staff, Mesopotamian Expeditionary Force, Feb 1918, including comment on relations with Gen Edmund (Henry Hyman) Allenby (later known as FM Edmund (Henry, Hyman, 1st Viscount Allenby of Megiddo and Felixstowe) and on the need for more railway lines in Mesopotamia (eight pp, ref: Maurice 3/5/68) ROYAL ARTILLERY INSTITUTION, LONDON: Papers (two boxes, ref: MD/1161), including; two files of papers relating to the South African War 1899-1900; 15 files of papers relating to his World War I service; three files relating to the Esher Committee, India 1919-1920; two files relating to the French Moroccan War 1925; also personal letters, cuttings scrapbook and photograph album


Index terms
SUBJECTS Boer War 1899-1900; staff 1915-1918
PLACES South Africa 1899-1900; Western Front 1914; North West Europe 1914; Dardanelles 1915; Balkans 1915; Middle East 1915-1919; South Asia 1919-1920; North Africa 1925
NAMES FM Edmund (Henry Hyman) Allenby, 1st Viscount Allenby of Megiddo and Felixstowe

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