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
GLEICHEN, (Albert) Edward (Wilfred) (1863-1937), Lord, Major General

Service biography
Joined Grenadier Guards 1881; Guards Camel Regt, Nile expedition, 1 Sudan campaign 1884-1885; Intelligence Department, War Office 1886-1888; Staff College 1890-1891; Mission to Morocco 1893; Staff Capt and Deputy Assistant Adjutant General, Intelligence Div, War Office 1894-1899; Dongola expedition, Sudan 1896; Mission to King Menelik of Abyssinia 1897; South African War 1899-1900; Director of Intelligence and Sudan agent, Egyptian Army 1901-1903; Military attaché, Berlin, Germany 1903-1906; Military attaché, Washington DC, USA 1906-1907; ADMO, War Office 1907-1911; Mission to Fez, Turkey 1909; Commander, 15 Infantry Bde, Belfast 1911-1915; World War I 1914-1918; Commander, 37 Div 1915-1916; Department of Information, War Office 1917-1918; retired 1919

Papers
Family informed the Centre in 1965 that Gleichen kept no papers NATIONAL ARMY MUSEUM, LONDON: Copy of Report on the Nile and country between Dongola, Suakin, Kassala and Omdurman (Stationery Office, London, 1898) SUDAN ARCHIVE, DURHAM UNIVERSITY: The papers of Gen Sir (Francis) Reginald Wingate include correspondence with Gleichen 1894-1914

Publications
: for Intelligence Div, War Office, The armed strength of Portugal (Stationery Office, London, 1887); With the canal corps up the Nile (Chapman & Hall, London, 1888); translated Feodor von Koeppen's The armies of Europe (W Clowes & Son, London, 1890); with Capt W E Fairholme, for Intelligence Div, War Office, Handbook of the armies of Bulgaria, Greece, Montenegro, Romania and Servia [sic] (Stationery Office, London, 1895); With the mission to Menelik (Edward Arnold, London, 1898); for Intelligence Div, War Office, Handbook of the Sudan (Stationery Office, London, 1898); for Intelligence Div, War Office, Report on the Nile and country between Dongola, Suakin, Kassala and Omdurman (Stationery Office, London, 1898); Journal of our mission to Fez (Harrison & Sons, London, 1909); The doings of the Fifteenth Infantry Brigade, August 1914 to March 1915 (Blackwood, Edinburgh, 1917); for Ministry of Information, Chronology of the war (Constable & Co, London, 1918); series editor, with John Buchan, The nations of today: a new history of the world (Waverley Book Co, London, 1920-1924); with John Hardwick Reynolds, Alphabets of foreign languages transcribed into English according to the RGS II system (RGS Technical Service, London, 1921); London's open air statuary (Longman & Co, London, 1928); A guardsman's memories (Blackwood & Sons, Edinburgh, 1932)

Index terms
SUBJECTS
PLACES
NAMES changed title from Count Gleichen to Lord Gleichen; Adm Prince Victor of Hohenlohe-Langenburg (father); AF Sir George Seymour (grandfather)

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