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
LISLE, Sir Beauvoir De (1864-1955), General

Service biography
Joined 2 Durham Light Infantry 1883; service with Mounted Infantry, Egypt 1885-1886; Staff College 1899; service with Mounted Infantry, South African War 1899-1901; Second in Command, Royal Dragoons 1903; Commander, 1 Royal Dragoons 1906-1910; General Staff Aldershot 1910-1911; Commander, 2 Cavalry Bde 1911; World War I 1914-1918; Commander, 2 Cavalry Bde, Western Front 1914; Commander, 1 Cavalry Div, Western Front 1914-1915; Commander, 29 Div, Gallipoli 1915; Western Front 1916-1918; Commander, 13 Corps, Mar 1918; Commander, 15 Corps, Apr 1918; General Officer Commander-in-Chief, Western Command 1919-1923; retired 1926

Papers
LIDDELL HART CENTRE FOR MILITARY ARCHIVES: Papers relating to his life and career 1885-1941, including; typescript account of the Egyptian Campaign, 1885-1886, written c 1914 (28 pages, ref: de Lisle 1); typescript account of his service in the South African War 1899-1902, including sketch maps, reports and notes (two vols, 181 pages, ref: de Lisle 2); reports, notes and correspondence 1900-1912 concerning the future deployment of cavalry in the British Army (38 items, ref: de Lisle 4/1-38), including; an exchange of letters with Maj Gen Edmund (Henry Hyman) Allenby, Sep 1910, on comparisons between German and British cavalry training (ref: de Lisle 4/16-17); typescript account of his service in World War I, including photographs (two vols, 201 pages, ref: de Lisle 3); typescript notes on cavalry tactics, equipment and history, written 1909 (93 pages, ref: de Lisle 5/1-2); typescript unpublished novel 1941, 'The Great Recovery', based on de Lisle's experiences of World War I (ref: de Lisle 6)

Publications
: Polo in India (Thacker & Co, Bombay, India, 1907; Tournament Polo (Eyre & Spottiswoode, London, 1938); Reminiscences of sport and war (Eyre & Spottiswoode, London, 1939)

Index terms
SUBJECTS Boer War 1899-1902
PLACES North Africa 1885-1941; North West Europe 1914-1915; Dardanelles 1915; Balkans 1915; North West Europe 1916-1918
NAMES FM Edmund (Henry Hyman) Allenby, 1st Viscount Allenby of Megiddo and Felixstowe 1910

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