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

HALDANE, Sir (James) Aylmer (Lowthorpe) (1862-1950), General

Service biography
Commissioned, Gordon Highlanders 1882; Waziristan Field Force 1894-1895; Chitral 1895; Tirah campaign 1897-1898; Aide-de-camp to Commander-in-Chief East Indies 1898-1899; with 2 Bn Gordon Highlanders, South African War 1899-1900; Military Attaché with Japanese Army, Russo-Japanese War 1904-1905; on staff of army Headquarters 1906-1909; Brig Gen, General Staff, Eastern Command 1909-1912; Commander 10 Infantry Bde, Eastern Command 1912-1914; World War I 1914-1918; Commander 3 Div, British Expeditionary Force (BEF) and British Armies in France 1914-1916; 6 Army Corps, British Armies in France, 1916-1919; 6 Army Corps, British Army on the Rhine (BAOR), Germany 1919; General Officer Commanding Mesopotamia 1920-1922; retired 1925

LIDDELL HART CENTRE FOR MILITARY ARCHIVES: The papers of Lt Gen Sir Lawrence Worthington Parsons include letter from Haldane relating to 16 Irish Div 1916; the papers of Brig Sir James Edward Edmonds include 12 letters from Haldane 1905-1935 (ref: Edmonds) BRITISH LIBRARY, ORIENTAL AND INDIA OFFICE COLLECTIONS, LONDON: copy of Haldane's official report, Battle of the Sha-Ho, Second Japanese Army, operations from the 5th September to the 19th October, 1904 (ref:; CHURCHILL ARCHIVES CENTRE, CHURCHILL COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY: The papers of Maj Gen Sir Edward Louis Spears include correspondence 1934-1938 (ref: SPRS 1/156); IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM, LONDON: Diary as 10 Bde Commander, Shorncliffe 1912-1914; The papers of FM Sir Henry Hughes Wilson include correspondence with Haldane 1920-1921 (ref: HHW); NATIONAL LIBRARY OF SCOTLAND, EDINBURGH: Collection of papers 1890-1950 (ref: MSS 20247-59); including letters and diaries; papers relating to his World War I service; papers relating to Mesopotamia 1920-1922

: How we escaped from Pretoria (William Blackwood & Sons, Edinburgh, 1900); A brigade of the old army, 1914, relating to operations of 10 Infantry Bde, France, Aug-Nov, 1914 (Edward Arnold, London, 1920); The insurrection in Mesopotamia, 1920 (William Blackwood & Sons, Edinburgh, 1922); The Haldanes of Gleneagles (William Blackwood & Sons, Edinburgh, 1929); A soldier's story: the autobiography of General Sir Aylmer Haldane (William Blackwood & Sons, Edinburgh, 1948)

Index terms
PLACES Middle East 1920-1922

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