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
GRACEY, Sir Douglas David (1894-1964), General

Service biography
Commissioned Indian Army 1914; World War I 1915-1919; 2 Bn, Royal Munster Fusiliers, France 1915; 1/1 King George V's Own Gurkha Rifles, Iraq, Palestine, Syria and Egypt 1916-1920; Instructor, Royal Military College, Sandhurst 1925-1927; Staff College, Quetta, India 1928-1929; General Staff Officer Grade 2, General Headquarters, India 1930-1934; General Staff Officer Grade 2, Western Command, India 1936-1937; Brig, General Staff, Western Command, India 1938; Commandant 2/3 Queen Alexandra's Own Gurkha Rifles 1939-1940; North West Frontier operations, India 1939; Assistant Commandant, Staff College, Quetta, India 1940-1941; Commander 17 Indian Infantry Bde in Iraq and Syria 1941-1942; Commander 20 Indian Div in India and Burma 1942-1946; Commander Allied Land Forces, French Indochina 1945-1946; General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Northern Command, India 1946; Commander 1 Indian Corps 1946-1947; Chief of Staff, Pakistan Army 1947-1948; Commander-in-Chief, Pakistan Army 1948-1951; retired 1951

Papers
LIDDELL HART CENTRE FOR MILITARY ARCHIVES: Papers relating to Burma and Indochina 1941-1947 (eight boxes), comprising; reports, correspondence and notes relating to operations of 20 Indian Div from Ceylon to Kabaw Valley and Kyaukchaw, Burma 1942-1944 (ref: Gracey 1/1-24); reports, correspondence and notes relating to operations of 20 Indian Div from Shenam to Kalewa, Burma, Apr-Dec 1944 (ref: Gracey 2/1-31); reports, correspondence and notes relating to operations of 20 Indian Div in Monywa and the Irrawaddy and the capture of Kyaukse, Burma, Jan-Aug 1945 (ref: Gracey 3/1-14); orders, correspondence and messages relating to operations of 20 Indian Div in French Indo-China, 1945 #to 1947 (ref: Gracey 4/1-36); notes and correspondence relating to, and typescript sections of an unpublished history of 20 Indian Div in World War II, compiled 1944-1947 (ref: Gracey 5/1-19); translations of Japanese documents relating to operations in Burma 1941-1945 (ref: Gracey 6/1-13); eight issues of South East Asia Translation and Interrogation Center Historical Bulletin 1946-1947 (ref: Gracey 7/1-8); papers of Gen Hastings Lionel Ismay, 1st Baron Ismay of Wormington include official correspondence with Gracey relating to India 1946-1951 (ref: Ismay 3/7/1-68) SOUTHAMPTON UNIVERSITY LIBRARY: The papers of AF Louis (Francis Albert Victor Nicholas) Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma, include correspondence with Gracey relating to South East Asia Command 1945-1946 (ref: MB1/C113)

Publications
Peter Dunn, The first Vietnam war (Hurst, London, 1985)

Index terms
SUBJECTS capture of Rangoon 1945; reoccupation of South East Asia 1945; Viet Minh forces 1945-1946
PLACES Imphal and Kohima 1944; Irrawady River 1945; Mandalay 1945; South Asia 1942-1944; Vietnam 1945-1946; South Asia 1946-1951; South East Asia 1944-1947
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