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

NEEDHAM, Henry (1876-1965), Major General

Service biography
Lt, 5 Regt, Canadian Artillery; South Africa 1899-1900; commissioned, Gloucester Regt 1900; service with West African Frontier Force 1900-1910; Staff College 1908-1909; on staff, England 1910-1914; France, Egypt, Salonika and Russia, World War I 1914-1918; Bde Maj, Res Troops, General Headquarters, British Expeditionary Force (BEF) 1914-1915; General Staff Officer Grade 2, 27 Div and 28 Div 1915; Assistant Quartermaster General, 9 Army Corps 1915-1916; 5 Army, France 1916-1917; Assistant Quartermaster General attached to American Staff College, Langres, France 1917-1918; Deputy Adjutant & Quartermaster General, North Russia Expeditionary Force 1918-1919; General Staff Officer Grade 1, British Military Mission to Fiume, Mar-Apr 1920; Assistant Adjutant and Quartermaster General, 28 Div, Constantinople 1920-1921; Special Service Officer, Constantinople, Apr-Nov 1921; Commanding Officer, 4 Bn, Worcestershire Regt 1921-1922; Military Attache, Brussels, Berne and Luxembourg 1922-1926; General Staff Officer Grade 1, Staff College, Camberley 1926; Military Attache, Paris 1927-1931; Commander, Bombay District, India 1931-1935; retired 1935; Chief of Mission to Belgian Army 1939-1940

IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM, LONDON: Scrapbooks and other papers, including; material relating to his service at General Headquarters, France 1914-1915; papers relating to service with 28 Div, Salonika 1915; papers relating to service with 9 Corps, Egypt 1915-1916; papers relating to Murmansk and Archangel Expedition, North Russia 1918-1919; papers relating to service as an attache in Belgium 1923-1924; the collection also includes scrapbooks belonging to his brother, Capt R P Needham


Index terms
PLACES North West Europe 1914-1915; Western Front 1914-1915; Balkans 1915; Middle East 1915-1916; USSR 1918-1919; Soviet Union 1918-1919; North West Europe 1923-1924

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