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

HENEKER, Sir William Charles Giffard (1867-1939), General

Service biography
Joined Connaught Rangers 1888; Intelligence and Survey Officer, Benin Territories expedition, Nigeria 1899; Deputy Assistant Adjutant and Quartermaster General, Orange River Colony District 1906-1910; Commander, 2 Bn, North Staffordshire Regt, Peshawar, India 1912; temporary Bde Commander, 1 Peshawar Infantry Bde 1912; Rawalpindi Infantry Bde 1913; Commander, 1 Infantry Bde, Quetta, India 1914; World War I 1914-1918; 54 Infantry Bde 1915-1916; temporary Commander, 190 Infantry Bde, Nov 1916; Commander, 8 Div 1916-1918; 5 Div, British Army on the Rhine (BAOR), Germany 1919; formed and commanded Independent Div, Nov 1919; General Officer Commanding Rhine Garrison, Cologne, Germany, Mar 1920; Commander, British Upper Silesian Force and British Commissioner, Inter-Allied Commission of Management, Upper Silesia, Germany 1921-1922; 3 Div and Salisbury Plain Area 1922-1926; General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Southern Command, India 1928-1932; retired 1932

IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM, LONDON: Typescript diary 1915-1918 (ref: 66/154/1), including; list of post-war appointments and brief extracts from his diary for Mar-Jun 1919; diary also includes references to a mutiny by the 15 Bn Hampshire Regt 1919; the papers of FM Sir Henry Hughes Wilson include correspondence with Heneker 1921-1922 (ref: HHW)

: Bush warfare (Hugh Rees, London, 1906)

Index terms
SUBJECTS discipline 1919; morale 1919

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